R&D Engineer_Human Factors

  • Location: Little Canada, MN
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #37858

Human Factors Engineer – Electrophysiology, St Paul, MN
$55-58/hour – Mon-Fri 9am-5pm – 12-24 months contract assignment
Come join a growing team of Human Factors Engineers and Designers, working on emerging cardiac ablation technologies. This role will support the design of next generation cardiac ablation products, shaping the experience of its users.
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology & Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating all activities necessary to complete Human Factors engineering projects. Activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting ethnographic user research to identify user needs
  • Translating user needs to requirements and product design concepts
  • Developing prototypes to explore and validate product design concepts
  • Performing workflow, task and use error analyses
  • Conducting Formative Usability testing
  • Conducting Summative Validation testing
  • Participate on development program teams to ensure human factors principles are considered and implemented
  • Create and communicate project deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines

Your Experience and Skills:

  • Proven ability to apply knowledge of Human Factors principles and techniques to the design, development, and evaluation of hardware and/or software products
  • Experience leading Human Factors activities across the product lifecycle, including ethnographic research, user needs identification, workflow and task analysis, requirements development, user interface design, user error analysis, usability and validation testing
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and provide technical leadership
  • Experience with software and/or hardware user-interface design
  • Proven ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner
  • Ability to quickly assimilate advanced domain knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Education Requirements:

  • M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, Design, Cognitive Psychology, Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant Human Factors/Usability engineering experience in a product development environment

Your Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. degree in one of the above disciplines
  • Preferred 10+ years of relevant Human Factors/Usability engineering experience in a product development environment
  • Experience in medical device development
  • Working knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology
  • Working knowledge of Human Factors/Usability Engineering regulatory standards
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