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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, and organized person to provide support to TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students). The UI Designer will be responsible for creating beautiful and simple user experiences for web users participating in an ongoing research study. The ideal candidate has an eye for clean design, harboring superior user interface skills and is able to translate detailed requirements into interaction flows and artifacts. The UI Designer will work side-by-side with the web project manager, software engineer and UX designer to efficiently carry out a range of tasks. Continued employment beyond the end of the research study is not guaranteed but may be optional pending funding.


  • Working closely with web project manager, UX designer, and software engineer to define and implement innovative solutions for web applications visuals and experience
  • Realizing clean and original ideas that offer user friendliness to complex design hurdles
  • Performing all visual design stages from conceptualization to the hand-off to development
  • Creating wireframes, story boards, user flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Illuminate designs and key milestone deliverables to web and research teams
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Communicate with web team frequently via Slack, and participate in daily standup meetings via Google Hangouts

Required Qualifications*

  • Proven UI experience
  • Strong portfolio
  • Expertise in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows and site maps
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Zeplin, and other visual design tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to present designs to web and research teams
  • Staying current with latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

Desired Qualifications*

  • Masters degree in related field, interest in mental health research

Work Schedule


Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Temporary ob openings have no minimum posting period requirement. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled at anytime.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.