Senior Researcher, Financial (Freelance)
We’re getting started on a project to re-imagine a value proposition and digital offering for a global player in wealth management and investment planning, so we’re looking for a freelancer with experience in the institutional investment space to come and work with us as a senior researcher.
The assignment will run for around 4 weeks and will mainly be based in ustwo’s New York City studio. It’s possible that travel will be required within other parts of US and Europe too.
At ustwo we help organisations become more digitally capable by working with them to create digital products and services, teaching and learning as we go. And we set out to create things that have lasting, meaningful impact.
So, we’re looking for someone who can help us live and breathe the lives of the people we design for, first by developing and delivering plans to ask the right questions, then by shaping the answers into compelling, usable insight.
For this project, we’re looking for someone with deep insight and experience in the institutional investment space. You’ll be interfacing with stakeholders and customers, and working with an international ustwo team.
As a Researcher at ustwo, you’ll have a strong eye for detail, and a nose for fresh opportunities to uncover new perspectives. You’ll love your self-directed research planning, execution and synthesis, but you’ll thrive when collaborating with teammates and clients, sharing your ideas, progress or findings to move forward together.
We’re here to do the best work on the planet, with some of the most interesting and innovative clients and partners out there. As part of our ‘fampany’, you should expect to be challenged daily, and to help others learn from you as much as you learn from them.
- Minimum 8-10 years experience either in institutional investment, design research, or both.
- Deep knowledge in the institutional investment space.
- Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Comprehensive toolkit of qualitative research and usability testing methodologies.
- Inspiring collaboration and communication skills.
- Comfortable in client-facing and user-facing scenarios.
- Commitment to celebrating and nurturing diversity in the workplace and in your research work.
- Able to travel across Europe and North America.
- Fluent in written and oral English.
- Talent in visual design for storytelling.
We are a global studio committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. To do this, we work across the entire product lifecycle; from visioning and discovery, validating propositions through to launching products, services and ventures that are valuable to both users and businesses. We have a lasting and transformative effect on the businesses and organisations we work with.
We believe passionately that diverse teams help us make better services and products. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. It adds value and impact to our clients and industry.
Above anything else we are a people centred company that strives to create the best opportunities for the best people in the industry. We just so happen to have an amazing studio space and great tools for learning and sharing. Competitive day rates offered based on experience.