We’re looking for a Senior Human Factors Researcher!

Senior Human Factors Researcher

Our medical device human factors (HF) practice makes up the largest single portion of our business. We conduct exploratory research to better understand use-related needs and 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.

Benefits and perks

Our full-time team members enjoy many benefits and perks. Visit our Feeling Bold page to check them out!

Contractors at Bold Insight enjoy many perks 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 senior human factors researchers are responsible for various aspects of a research engagement. They may lead scoping and proposal efforts, working directly with clients to recommend appropriate methods to achieve research objectives, and propose timelines and budgets in-line with those methods. They manage projects and project teams to ensure adherence to those budgets and timelines, as well as achievement of client objectives. They may participate in networking events, lead internal initiatives, and direct and mentor other researchers.

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 senior researcher positions are available in this area for qualified candidates depending on relevant experience.

Our senior human factors researchers focus primarily on the application of HF and usability engineering to the development of medical devices. Experience planning, managing, and executing research according to 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.

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 (6-10 years)

Currently we have both full-time and short-term contracts available! 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!

Note: In the future, we hope to welcome candidates who require a VISA to work in the US, however, at this time we are targeting US citizens to fill available positions.

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