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Human Factors

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Would you like to work on the human factors of medical devices belonging to some of the biggest medical device companies in Europe?

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work on a variety of human factors projects from the initial concept stage through to validation working on devices including combination products, medical technology and diagnostics. You will also be supporting the design and implementation of human factors research programmes, in line with sound research methodologies, best practice and regulatory requirements, during the development of new medical devices.

Key Duties:

Supporting the human factors analysis of medical products including:

Identifying and analysing the intended users, uses, use environments and training provided to users of medical products

Researching known use issues of medical products currently on the market

Analysing user interfaces and task prioritization using techniques such as Task Analysis and Perception, Cognition, Action (PCA) analysis

Identification and analysis of use related risks associated with using a medical product

Supporting the planning, execution and reporting of human factors research studies including:

Formative testing conducted to inform the product development process

Summative (validation) testing conducted to demonstrate that intended users can use the medical product safely and effectively

Travelling, mainly within the UK and USA, to act as an observer and/or moderator in these studies.

Conducting data collection, analysis, and documentation in a thorough and detailed manor and where appropriate, generating documentation to support regulatory submissions.

Supporting medical device development programmes

Contributing to the development of our knowledge and processes

Communicating with clients

Managing work packages or smaller projects (with support as required)


Qualifications & skills


Ability to conduct all desk-based research required for medical HF engineering

Excellent written and verbal communication

Structured and methodical analysis of data and problem solving

Proven ability to:

plan and implement formative and summative user studies (including study moderation)

analyse, report and present findings with clarity

Must have experience of regulatory-focused medical HF (in a consultancy or a client company)


Some experience of digital interfaces

Leadership / Consultancy Skills


Excellent rounded communication skills listening, verbal, written and presentation skills. Including communicating to a range of technical and non-technical audiences

Able to plan and manage self and others to deliver results including time management and resource planning abilities

Instinctively collaborative actively sharing knowledge and information and supporting others

Structured and methodical problem solving

Versatility to work effectively on varied products across a range of clients, both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Experience in project planning and cost estimation

Personal Qualities

Calm under pressure

Positive attitude, seeing the opportunities or learning in each challenge faced

Enthusiastic, pro-active, self-starter who wants to make a positive impact whether with clients or colleagues

Inquisitive, intelligent thinker who can embrace differences in style

People-focused whether colleagues, clients, or end users

Consistent good judgement safe pair of hands

Focus on developing self and others, with good self-awareness and able to self-critique.

Team player who is comfortable working as part of a close-knit project team

Additional role requirements and working patterns

Extensive travel both within the UK and overseas, to undertake user studies on behalf of our clients. Studies typically last between 1 to 3 weeks

This role requires in person collaboration with colleagues; however, we would be happy to discuss some hours being worked from home in line with our hybrid-working approach

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2207-497063
  • Posted: 18th July 2022
  • Expires: 15th August 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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