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Principal Human Factors Engineer / Usability Manager

Employer
Vector Recruitment
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

One of the UK`s most exciting product development companies is looking for an experienced Human Factors Engineer / Usability Manager to join their team. As a key member of the company's multi-disciplined team of talented R&D engineers and scientists, you will be helping to deliver breath-taking technology that is set to revolutionize medical procedures for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world. As the Lead Human Factors Engineer / Usability Manager, you will apply your experience in medical devices or personal healthcare products to the development and implementation of creative solutions involving multiple technologies. This will involve designing & executing usability studies and analysing large information sets in order to deliver a truly state-of-the-art and highly innovative product.

Principal Human Factors Engineer / Usability Manager`s responsibilities:

Lead, guide, coach and mentor the team ensuring milestones and timelines are maintained and
Develop and implement creative ergonomic and usability solutions based on multiple technologies and key requirements.
Help to ensure the product meets the needs of the Surgeons, Nurses and HealthcareProfessionals who will work with it.

Lower the risk to patients associated with user errors and misuse of the clinical system
Engineer subsystems and interfaces to improve user experience whilst at the same time considering the cost and manufacturability of the
Support the planning, moderating and analysis of risk and
Support the planning, moderating and reporting of formative and summative usability

Principal Human Factors Engineer / Usability Manager`s requirements:

Bachelor or master's degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant discipline such as Human Factors, Ergonomics, Ethnography or similar with 3+years industry experience involving medical devices or healthcare products.
Strong interpersonal skills and able to engage in a dynamic, challenging and exciting environment across a diverse range of engineering, clinical and business disciplines
Articulate; to ensure we excel, you'll need to be a strong communicator (whether that's in what you say or what you write) with excellent attention to detail
Comfortable in observing and interviewing people in clinical situations -and great at putting them at ease!
A proven ability to synthesise a lot of information and distil it into meaningful actions

Desirable hands-on experience:

Applying human factors methodologies for EU, ISO & FDA regulated medical devices
The pragmatic application of IEC 62366 and HE-75 in the development of medical devices
Ideally, previous experience in leading a team to meet objectives

Vacancy Location: Cambridgeshire (commutable from Cambridge, Huntington, Peterborough, Bedford, Royston etc.)
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