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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
User Experience Research Intern, Single Cell, Science
Redwood City, CA

We're on an ambitious mission to solve some of society's toughest challenges — from eradicating disease to improving education and addressing the needs of our local communities. Join us to build a better future for everyone!

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The Team

We're looking for a User Experience Researcher Intern to join our science efforts. The goal of CZI's science initiative is to accelerate the pace of science and to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Our science initiative supports multiple efforts, including Patient-Driven Research, a program to advance therapeutic research in rare disease, and Single Cell, a platform for visualizing biological data at the cellular level.

The Single Cell Biology team works to fund and build the create of healthy RNA tissue databases and builds the tools to help scientists query this resource to accelerate our understanding of human biology at the cell and tissue level.

What You'll Do

  • Participate in the design, execution, analysis, and reporting of mixed-methods research studies to understand scientists, their needs, and how we can meet them.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teammates and external partners in shaping the delivery of products that accelerate the pace of science through fostering collaboration and knowledge discovery.
  • Collaborate with product teams to generate concepts that address problems faced by biologists.
  • Analyze data and convey insights in clear, illustrative ways that help the product team learn about scientific and research processes, inspire product strategy, and encourage design iteration.
  • Collaborate on "full-stack" research, including gathering foundational and strategy-guiding insights all the way to very tactical usability research.
  • Combine quantitative and qualitative data to determine the success of features during pilots and post-launch.
  • Participate in critiques by sharing and receiving constructive feedback.

What You'll Bring

  • Pursuing an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Human Computer Interaction, Psychology, or any area of human biology.
  • The ability to work for 12 consecutive weeks during the Summer 2024.
  • A strong desire to learn new things.
  • Strongly driven by helping to build user-focused tools to solve important problems.
  • An ability to prioritize and communicate effectively and in a compelling way.
  • Familiarity with user research methods and knowledge of when to apply the appropriate methods.

The Redwood City, CA pay for this role is: BS $45.68/hr, MS $48.63/hr, PhD $51.49/hr.


Onsite work mode is site-based in our office at our HQ in Redwood City, CA.
Flex work mode is open to a hybrid approach, but not open to be fully remote.
Remote work mode is eligible for all three modes (Remote, Flex, or Onsite) available to you at CZI.

About Us

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society's toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.

CZI is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission. If you're interested in this role but your previous experience doesn't perfectly align with each qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply as you may be the perfect fit for this or another role!

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201 to 500 Employees
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Why work with us

A Future For Everyone

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges. Through collaboration, providing resources and building technology, our mission is to help build a more inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

Across our work in Science, Education, and within our communities, we pair technology with grantmaking, impact investing, and collaboration to help accelerate the pace of progress towards our mission. Every day, CZI issue experts (academics, teachers, scientists, strategists, and activists) are working side by side with our technology team to develop tools and products that will help researchers, educators, students, and community leaders achieve their goals.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative benefits

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  • Maternity & Paternity Leave(5 comments)

    "5 months off for maternity leave"

  • 401K Plan(5 comments)

    "one hundred percent 401k match"

  • Health Insurance(4 comments)

    "Rarely any expenses with any of the insurance options"

  • Nov 14, 2023
    Former Employee in Redwood City, CA, California

    best: full 401k matching, generous vacation time, ModernHealth therapy & coaching

  • Nov 14, 2023
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    100% match for 401K program, in lieu of stocks

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    100% 401k match all the way up to the IRS max

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