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Human Factors Engineer

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -062020-26995 Region: San Mateo Metro Area

Job Description

Human Factors Engineer

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will provide human factors expertise and lead human factors engineering work on device development project teams developing drug delivery devices. The Human Factors Engineer will collaborate with these cross functional teams, including device engineering, regulatory, quality, clinical, program management, and marketing, to guide development of combination drug device products and ensure these products are safe and effective for use.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

Developing human factors engineering strategies and leading HF activities on drug-device combination product program teams, including ethnography, requirements definition research, use-related risk analysis, formative usability studies, instruction and training development, and summative usability studies

Writing and reviewing HF sections for health authority submissions.

Interacting with health authorities during face to face meetings and in written responses.

Interacting with senior leaders with regards to HF strategy and implementation.

Improving internal Human Factors processes to ensure consistency, compliance and efficiency


Degree in human factors engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, or related discipline. BS and a minimum of 5 years of related experience or MS and a minimum of 3 years of related experience.


The right candidate will have 5+ years experience in applying Human Factors engineering to medical device or combination product development. Years of required experience will vary based on the highest level of education completed, the level of expertise within combination products and the level of position being interviewed for.

Working knowledge of relevant human factors, design controls, and risk management regulations, standards, and guidance for medical devices and combination products

Experience working cross-functionally on risk management activities

Proven ability to clearly communicate how study results can be implemented into design

Experience working with external consultancies, or as part of an external consultancy team that supported the design and development of new medical devices

Ability to analyze data, including knowledge and proficiency with basic statistics

Other Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and as a presenter

Demonstrated tie management, decision making, presentation, and organization skills

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team

High level of initiative and ability to work independently


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