'Figma/Canva for scientists’

Senior Product Designer

$100K - $150K
Toronto, ON, CA / Remote (US; CA)
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

At BioRender, our mission is to accelerate the world’s ability to learn, discover and communicate science. We are passionate about democratizing science communication in order to accelerate scientific discovery and understanding. We're looking for amazing people to help create the world’s go-to-place and platform where science is communicated. Come join us!

You can think of BioRender as the ‘Figma/Canva for scientists’, with a suite of web-based graphics communication products to empower scientists to create beautiful scientific visuals and presentations with ease.

Co-founded by Shiz Aoki, a world-renowned Medical Illustrator, our team has continuously put user experience and design at the core of our product development process. BioRender is design and UX first and it’s ingrained into our company DNA.

We’re looking for passionate Senior Product Designers to collaborate with product managers, engineering, scientists, and go-to-market teams to solve scientists’ biggest communication problems with clean, intuitive, and effective design solutions. This is an impactful opportunity to join a tightly-knit team solving deep-rooted problems for scientists.

Our ideal fit

  • You’re tirelessly user obsessed, always keeping the user experience top of mind and digging deep into user feedback. You value the user experience over pixel-perfect designs.
  • You’re keen on experimenting, looking for opportunities to move quickly without compromising on user experience. You’re great at prototyping and getting ideas quickly across visually, to get feedback from users and internal teams
  • You’re a strong communicator with a track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders to garner relevant feedback
  • You’re not afraid to dive into the technical details with engineers, knowing how to ask the appropriate questions to understand the level of difficulty and tease out workarounds that optimize for both the user and developer experience
  • You’re data-driven and fluent with data tools, diving into relevant metric and spot trends, and opportunities

What you’ll do at BioRender

  • Own the end-to-end user experience and design in your product area from concept to launch (e.g. graphics tools, enterprise product, etc). You will do user research and talk to customers, think about engineering complexity, review analytics to tease out trends and evaluate success of product changes, think about messaging, copy, and product education and drive the overall product quality *Drive product-relevant business outcomes by building intuitive user experiences (i.e. launching a new product from 0 to 1 or increasing adoption of existing features by 10X)
  • Partner with product leadership (including the CEO and CTO, 2/3 co-founders) to develop and maintain the product roadmap in your product area. You’ll iterate on the roadmap based on user feedback, industry trends, company objectives, and product strategy. The roadmap will be as much yours as it is products’.
  • Collaborate with product, engineering, and scientists to develop creative solutions to optimize the user experience, speed of delivering value to users, and building important technical foundations
  • Build design foundations that empower designers and engineers to build design systems and product more easily
  • Work with a mission driven Product team to foster an environment where everyone is learning, developing their craft, and challenging each other to continuously improve. You’ll build a world-class product and design team with us!

What you bring to the table

  • As a L3 Product Designer, we’re looking for candidates with 3-5 years of experience, who have owned user experience and design around a product area that is derivative of a larger product strategy
  • As a L4 Product Designer, we’re looking for candidates with 5-10 years of experience developing, launching, and iterating products with a timeline of multiple quarters to develop and gain adoption. You’ve mentored and upleveled work across other designers and teams and worked closely with the executive team to ensure projects meet strategic goals
  • Skilled designer with a strong focus on user experience and in depth understanding of design patterns and experience building design systems *Track record of building successful products and driving business outcomes with a high user satisfaction / NPS (or improving the NPS of existing products)
  • Life science background a plus but not required!

Why join us?

  • We are mission-driven, and work collaboratively towards our shared vision of improving scientific communication and accelerating scientific discovery: BioRender figures have appeared in more than 16,000 publications!
  • It’s a product that users love! We have a world-class NPS and a community of loyal fans. Check out our Testimonials page to see what our customers are saying about us:
  • We are profitable, funded solely by user growth, and growing more than 200% YoY with users in 200+ countries.
  • We're proud that half of our team members are women (including those in leadership positions), and 65% of our team are BIPOC! BioRender is an equal opportunity employer, and an inclusive hiring process and work environment is a part of our DNA
  • We’re remote-first and have team members across Canada and the United States. A physical office in Toronto is available, but you have the flexibility to work from anywhere.
  • We’re backed by top investors, accelerators, and some of the most successful life science entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the world including Y Combinator, Malala Fund founders, and Fifty Years VC.
  • We are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. Check out how we make sure our employees come first.

About the interview

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You can read more about the BioRender interview process and FAQs here:

What you can expect from our interview process. There may be slight variations to this depending on the role.

  • Introductory calls: We will set up a 20-30 minute phone call with one of our recruiters, during which you’ll have the opportunity to share more about your experience and interests. You’ll also learn more about BioRender and the team you’re interviewing with. Feel free to ask any questions throughout these calls!

  • Practical interview: You’ll be completing a practical exercise so we can see your skills in action and give you a realistic role preview of some role responsibilities. This exercise will be conducted with our Sales Manager.

  • Work history interview: This is a conversational interview with our Head of Sales and a member of our Sales Team. They will review your past work and educational experiences in chronological order: there’s no need to prepare much in advance, other than giving some thought to your past roles - what you did, who you worked with, high points and low points, etc.!

  • Meet the team: Throughout our interview process, you can expect to meet with some of your potential colleagues.

About BioRender

At BioRender, our mission is to accelerate the world’s ability to learn, discover and communicate science. We are passionate about democratizing science communication in order to accelerate scientific discovery and understanding. We're looking for amazing people to help create the world’s go-to-place and platform where science is communicated. Come join us!

Team Size:147
Location:Toronto, Canada
Shiz Aoki
Shiz Aoki
Ryan Marien
Ryan Marien
Katya Shteyn
Katya Shteyn