We’re looking for 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.

Short-term contracts available!

While we are not hiring for full-time positions now, we are looking for a few amazing researchers to fill in some of our project gaps on a temporary basis. Many times, if contractors and our team decide there is a mutual fit, this becomes a full-time offer, so we are always open to that possibility!

Contractors at Bold Insight enjoy many of the perks as our team members, including:

• Exposure to diverse projects and experiences
• Generous work-from-home policy
• Invitation to participate in all team events and external activities
• Working with an incredibly collaborative, inclusive, and supportive team!


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
  • Ethnography
  • Development of research protocols
  • Formative usability testing
  • Human factors validation
  • Root cause analysis
  • Formative research analysis and reporting
  • Summative research analysis and reporting


Multiple contractor positions available in this area for qualified candidates depending on relevant experience. Master’s degree in behavioral science preferred 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)

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If you think you’d be a great fit, please fill out an application.