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[JOB] Design Research and Development Specialist

Design Research and Development Specialist

Job Description

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, located in New York City, is looking for a Design Research and Development Specialist to continue to build design leadership into the interdisciplinary team of Strategic Planning and Innovation. The candidate would have a strong personal interest in working in the health care field with a demonstrated ability to lead empathetic design research and development methodologies creatively through client based projects.

The Design Research and Development Specialist is responsible for directing innovation projects from inception through to idea prototyping in a health care environment, facilitating multidisciplinary project teams through co-creation, and communicating the value of the work internally among project sponsors through insightful documentation and decision making tools.


– Bachelors degree required with 3-5 years of related experience

– Masters degree preferred with focus in interdisciplinary research, including, but not limited to: Master of Arts, Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, etc.

– Specialized skills and/or focus, including, but not limited to: Communication Design, Human Factors, Interaction Design, Service Design, etc.

– Recent client based projects in a portfolio

– Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) with web skills a


– Experience in observational research, group facilitation, and project management

Salary: dependent upon experience and education


Ophelia Chu
Senior Project Manager
Strategic Planning and Innovation
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center