E3 life as a ux analyst (jenny_cham)

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E3 life as a ux analyst (jenny_cham)

  1. 1. How did I get here? My career so far...Dr. Jennifer ChamUser Experience Analyst, EMBL-EBI (Cambridge, UK)
  2. 2. I studied biochemistry then bioinformatics… Cranfield University Cranfield University Imperial College London •  2000-2004 •  2004-2005 •  2005-2009 •  BSc •  MSc •  Engineering Biochemistry Bioinformatics Doctorate (EngD) in •  Year in industry: •  UK university Bioinformatics Merck KGaA, near Milton Darmstadt, Keynes •  Sponsor: GSK Germany •  Project: BOKU, •  Incl. exec MBA Vienna, Austria June 14, 20122
  3. 3. 14/06/20123
  4. 4. What do I do now? •  Nov 2009 joined the European Bioinformatics Institute •  ‘User experience Analyst’ role in bioinformatics4 •  Transferrable skills from my doctorate
  5. 5. MSc in Bioinformatics included: •  Computer programming (Perl, Java) •  Databases, SQL •  Tools e.g. those at the EBI website •  Statistics e.g. Matlab •  5 month project EngD in Proteomic Bioinformatics included: •  Research project! •  MBA for a year •  Bioinformatics meetings and conferences5 •  Multiple project supervisors including in pharma industry
  6. 6. At Cranfield University…6
  7. 7. MSc project in cross-species microarraybioinformatics …in Vienna
  8. 8. Opportunities to make connections with other universities 14/06/20128
  9. 9. Working with postdocs during the doctorate9
  10. 10. Teaching, writing papers & reviews 14/06/201210
  11. 11. EBI role My current role 14/06/201211
  12. 12. Consulting with service teams 14/06/201212
  13. 13. User-Centered Design e.g. card sorting 14/06/201213
  14. 14. 1-to-1 usability testing •  involves travelling •  interacting with scientists •  Draws in my science background 14/06/201214
  15. 15. Capturing User Requirements: workshops, focus groups, user surveys 14/06/201215
  16. 16. Thanks for listening… 16

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