Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Our mission is to support science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Interdisciplinary teams of physicians, biologists, computational scientists, and engineers can expand our understanding of the human body and illness — the very science behind medicine. CZI fosters collaboration between scientists and engineers, develops tools and technologies, and builds support for basic scientific research. Examples of the work CZI Science is supporting include the Human Cell Atlas, a global project to create a complete reference map of all the cells in the human body; and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, an independent nonprofit research hub to bring scientists and engineers together from Stanford, UCSF, UC Berkeley, along with the engineering team from CZI.
We are seeking an experienced product designer to join our Science Tools and Platform team within the Science Initiative. This role will design intuitive and valuable tooling to foster faster-paced discovery through more open, collaborative science.
- Partner with product management, engineering, data science, UX research and experts in science to translate broad, conceptual ideas into intuitive and valuable experiences to help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery
- Incorporate qualitative and quantitative data to plan and assess the impact of your designs
- Craft a holistic view of the tools we’re building for biomedical and life science researchers, while also thinking through more nuanced design decisions
- Ensure a high bar for design quality by giving feedback to and soliciting feedback from other designers
- Develop new scalable components and visual assets for design systems that can facilitate contributions by other designers
- Set the standard for visual quality, solid interaction patterns, and rigor in our design system
- Strategize and execute in a rapidly changing and fluid environment
- 5 years or more as a product designer with interaction and visual design expertise
- Ability to think critically about and produce design solutions for complex, technical products (data-intensive tools)
- Demonstrated experience with end-to-end product design, including clear and effective interactions, to accomplish product or business goals
- Comfort integrating qualitative and quantitative data to pragmatically learn and iterate towards high-impact product ideas. Experience with effective A/B testing is a plus
- Excellent communication skills and ability to explain the rationale for product design recommendations
- Experience designing for diverse groups of people preferred (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility, etc.). Experience designing tools for highly-technical user groups, such as data scientists and developers.
- Demonstrated mastery of typography, spacing, grid systems, hierarchy, color theory, and other aspects of visual design, with strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to design intuitive and clear interaction patterns
- Curiosity and excitement to learn about scientists’ work flows and scientific concepts (but not expected to become an expert in science)