We're hiring a Human Factors Researcher
Human Factors Researcher
Our medical device human factors (HF) practice makes up the largest single portion of our business. We conduct exploratory research to inform the design of healthcare-related products and medical devices. We also conduct human factors validation studies to ensure those products and devices can be used safely and effectively. We work with a wide variety of products, including drug delivery devices, diagnostics, surgical tools and systems, packaging and labeling, and the digital assets and technology that augment healthcare in today’s world. When you work in this space, you not only get the gratification of informing useful and usable product design – you get the added benefit of knowing that the products you help bring to market make a real difference in the lives of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
Our human factors researchers focus primarily on the application of HF and usability engineering to the development of medical devices. Familiarity with IEC 62366-1, IEC/TR 62366-2, ANSI/AAMI HE75, and FDA guidance on Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices is required.
Qualified candidates will be competent in some or all of the following areas, or will be committed to developing competence depending on experience level:
- Development of human factors plans
- Conducting task analyses
- Conducting use-based risk analyses
- Contextual inquiry
- Development of research protocols
- Formative usability testing
- Human factors validation
- Root cause analysis
- Formative research analysis and reporting
- Summative research analysis and reporting
Multiple positions available in this area for qualified candidates depending on relevant experience. Master’s Degree in behavioral science with an emphasis on research or comparable experience as a human factors practitioner, biomedical engineer, cognitive engineer, industrial designer, or something similar.
Human Factors Researcher (0-5 years’ experience)
Senior Human Factors Researcher (6-10 years’ experience)