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DIRECT   612.874.4108
EMAIL     careers@alliiance.us

Design Researcher

Location: 400 Clifton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403



Responsible for leading research projects by defining project objectives, timelines, and deliverables to ensure innovative insights that support our clients’ unique organizational and business challenges. Demonstrate strategic thinking and development of design process using data driven methodologies; Adapt research concepts and theories across all practice groups and influence change through informed design; Identify potential research topics, develop new techniques and technologies for data collection, effectively interpret and disseminate findings, and apply conclusions to current design projects; Develop and issue survey tools, extract data reports; Translate complex data into clear and concise graphics; Lead pre-and post-occupancy evaluations to support various research interests of the practice groups and clients; Evaluate published research, distill themes, synthesize findings with accessible summaries and key data points; Conduct observational research at client facilities; Analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to identify corollaries; Prepare abstracts and manuscripts for conference presentations and publications; Present research concepts internally, to clients, and at national conferences. The position may allow for hybrid work.


Requires a PhD in design, design research, or a related field, plus a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture, and 2 years’ experience as a design researcher, architect, designer, or a related occupation in environmental design research.


Must have two years of experience in:

  • Lead and conduct research studies;
  • Utilize Qualtrics, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Conduct statistical analysis with SPSS or PowerBI.

Experience may be gained while pursuing degree.

This position may allow for hybrid work.


Apply at careers@alliiance.us see: https://alliiance.us/careers