R&D Human Factors Engineer # JN -042021-63406

Burlington, Massachusetts
Industry: Database Administrator / Engineers
Job Number: JN -042021-63406

Title                           : R&D Human Factors Engineer

Location                    : Burlington, MA

Duration                   : 06 months contract


Main Responsibilities

  • Owns pre-defined tasks within a large program, such as use case specification, use FMEA, and usability studies, and drives them to on-time high quality completion.
  • Investigates and defines usability requirements for new product development
  • Gathers and analyzes use errors and issues for medical devices and translates these into specific system risk mitigations. 
  • Simulates or tests aspects of new projects to evaluate prototypes and optimizes the user experience.  Works with field and medical personnel to define the user experience of products/features.
  • Applies advanced usability improvement principles to the evaluation and solution of complex product design problems. 
  • Creates detailed usability improvement concepts. 
  • Works across internal functions and geographic sites to create and manage usability deliverables.
  • Remains abreast of and consults on usability improvement advancements. 
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Exercises independent judgment in the planning, organizing and performing work;
  • Monitors performance and reports status to manager.  
  • Produces documentation, reports and analysis that adheres to FDA Guidelines for usability, as well as IEC Standards 62366 and 60601-1-6.


Experience and Required Education

  • BS/BA Degree in human factors engineering, human computer interaction, human factors psychology, biomedical engineering, or systems engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in medical product development and/or a graduate degree with relevant project experience.  
  • Demonstrated ability to apply understanding of human factors or usability engineering to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Engineering, Clinical Affairs, Marketing, and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Medical device experience
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication ability
  • Meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% (following lifting of Covid restrictions)
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Preferred Qualification

  • Advanced degree in human factors engineering, biomedical engineering, or systems engineering.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model


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