User Centered Design Researcher to ABB Corporate Research

User Centered Design Researcher to ABB Corporate Research

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Want to work with innovative applied research and design? Like to dig deep to understand user and business challenges and innovate based on those? Want to solve challenging problems for the industry worldwide, such as vessels, robots and the process industry? As Design Researcher, you will be part of the User Experience team within ABB Corporate Research, where you will play a key role in a skilled and engaged team of user-centered design researchers with a focus on innovation in current and future ABB businesses. Many of our projects have led to new products, publications, awards and patents. Together with Corporate Research teams worldwide, we research and develop concepts in close collaborations with ABB’s core business. This is your chance to join a truly unique journey ahead. You will be part of Corporate Research in Västerås. We are the largest research center within ABB and have a strong competence supporting the innovation in both power technology and automation areas. Our multicultural research center consists of approximately 250 scientists from 45 different countries.

Uppgifter :

Your main mission will be to focus on innovative applied research with physical or digital results. You will communicate the results in a comprehensive way toward our global stakeholders through for example video, visualizations or prototypes. You will also have the opportunity to publish articles. You will have freedom of responsibility, be able to drive your interests, as well as work long term with important challenges.

This is an exciting opportunity for you who are looking to work with fundamental industrial challenges where you can contribute to a sustainable and diverse environment. You will have access to the latest technology and be part of a team with an important mission. We are a hybrid between business and academia. This means you will have great opportunities to deepen your knowledge and broaden your global network – a solid foundation for a sustainable future within ABB.


You are analytical and curious, and have a drive to propose, critically review, and/or assess new solutions based on user studies and new interactive technologies. Equally important are your innovative and creative skills as well as your customer focus. As a true team player, you are communicative, collaborative and positive and thrive in a role where you can take initiative – all to contribute to our future success.

You hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant field and have at least five years’ experience from academia or equivalent work experience. It is preferable if you have a PhD with specialization in a relevant area or experience from the industry. You may currently work as a senior designer/researcher within interaction design, human computer interaction or similar, preferably at a university, a research institute, or doing design research in a company or agency. Fluency in English is a must, written and spoken alike.

Ytterligare information

In this recruitment, ABB cooperates with Dfind Science & Engineering. Please apply with your portfolio, CV and cover letter at Last day to apply is October 15th 2017. Applications are managed continuously and the position may be filled before last application date.

For further questions, please contact Recruitment Consultant Jenny Davidsson, +4670 544 82 38.

Union representatives: Sveriges Ingenjörer: Ulf Westblom, +46 21 323068; Unionen: Laila Wadstedt, + 46 21 323065.

Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sverige
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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