MD Anderson Cancer Center Innovation Designer in Houston, Texas

The ideal candidate for the Innovation Design position at MD Anderson will have seven years of directly related experience.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings. It is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The MD Anderson Innovation Center aims to create transformational change by identifying innovative ideas and unique solutions to problems. Our team works alongside MD Anderson clinicians, researchers, patients and operational leaders using observation techniques, stakeholder interviews and market research to understand how to develop the next generation of digital technology solutions and design groundbreaking experiences.

The Innovation Designer will be responsible for the ongoing development of a world-class human-centered design discipline at MD Anderson. This position will work within a multi-disciplined team that turns human insights into tangible products, services, and experiences. In this role, they will gather and synthesize qualitative and quantitative research to develop deliverables on large/complex projects. These insights will be used to in designing new experiences, prototypes, presentations and strategies.

This position requires a self-motivated and energetic leader who can:

  • Establishing research methods and strategies within a cross functional innovation team.

  • Independently conduct research, through independent data research and/or user shadowing and interviewing, to identify business problems which require innovative solutions.

  • Build consumer empathy and emotionally connect to the lives of the people we serve.

  • Design presentations and prototypes to communicate new ideas, experiences and strategies.

  • Creates project/team statements of work and schedules and ensure associated personal/team quality, cost and timeliness requirements are met.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Human Centered Design, Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Communications, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Human Factors, or related field.


Required: Seven years of experience in human-centered design, healthcare technology, or consulting.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.