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Mid-Level Researcher

Salzburg. Full time

Get stuck-in with our research team!

Design research bridges the gap between business, brand, and users. In our team you will deep dive into our client’s brand and design challenges and empower strategic decision making to inform business decisions. You will use a mixed-method approach, identify new opportunities and collaboratively develop relevant and sustainable solutions. At KISKA, we work collaboratively – and our young, creative, and international team focuses on the mobility, sporting goods, and tools / technology industries. You’ll work closely with various teams at KISKA ranging from design to strategic product management.

In this role you will…

  • Ideate and organise research activities – including process and method selection, recruitment, and implementation.
  • Develop a mixed-methods approach which fits client needs. Learn from your team and tap into your previous experience.
  • Analyse and synthesise results using methods such as textual analysis, empathy mapping, experience journeys, quantitative analysis and more. Prepare and present your insights.
  • Use your findings as a springboard for future action, integrating the user at every stage of the strategic and creative design process.
  • Manage research activities with the team, moderate workshops, and present your recommendations for strategic direction.
  • Work closely with diverse stakeholders – from end-users to client representatives at board-level.

We are looking for…

  • A university degree in design / design research / brand marketing / psychology / sociology / ethnology or similar.
  • 2 – 3 years professional experience in research / design. Ideally, some background in consulting.
  • An interest in interactive product experiences, digital communication, product lifecycles, and design impacts.
  • Openness to an experimental research approach, mixing qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • High levels of empathy and sociability to boost your ability to conduct interviews, co-creation workshops, and contextual inquiries.
  • Willingness to travel for research and workshops.
  • Fluency in English. Very good German skills.

KISKA is an equal opportunity employer. It’s a no-brainer, but important to mention. Salary compensation is based on current market expectations, as well as your proven skills and experience. We offer competitive benefits to all our employees, from intern to director. Live with the support of our HR team and in the rich diversity and culture of our 5,900 m2 studio. Work according to your schedule with our Flexi-time policy. Play in the alpine playground on our doorstep or throw yourself into one of our social events. What are you waiting for? Your next big adventure is waiting for you.

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Why choose KISKA?

With four global locations, we have a perfect destination for everyone. But no matter which location intrigues you, you’ll find some things stay the same. We are all united by our desire to design cutting-edge products. We’re linked by our dedication to breathe life into every brand experience. And we are proud of our collaboration of professionals from every walk of life – nerds, athletes, musicians, adrenaline-junkies, artists, introverts, extroverts, mums, dads. If you share the vision, you are a Kiskanian.


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  • Choose your adventure. From the heart of the Alps in Salzburg to the never-sleeping city of Shanghai, from long sunlit evenings of Murrieta to a European capital of innovation in Munich – each studio has a unique look and feel. Which is for you?
  • Get settled. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions with the help of our HR team – friendly faces who can advise on visas, language classes, insurance, and much more!


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  • Expand your creativity. Join one of our diverse teams and find the newest ways to innovate in our 6000 m2 Salzburg HQ studio. Then, kick back and relax with our in-house comforts – well-equipped kitchens, bike storage, social spaces, and more!
  • Get obsessed. Share our desire to delight consumers and relish in solving challenges with brand and design. Bring your skillset and perspective to our diverse team and collaborate with experts around the world. Our collective passion is what makes KISKA unique.


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  • Dive in! Join your teammates on a new pursuit – whether it’s surfing, motocross, skateboarding, mountain biking, running, e-sports, or rock-climbing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! What will be your next obsession?
  • Meet the KISKA family! Strap on your Lederhosen and get your dancing shoes on because we host social events throughout the year. Or if that’s not your style, simply unwind after work with a local beer from our kitchen.

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