Senior Human Factors Engineer – Electrophysiology St Paul, MA
Come join a growing team of Human Factors Engineers, working on emerging cardiac ablation technologies. This role will lead 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.
Provide human factors support to R&D teams for product development
Responsible for directing and 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 sound human factors principles are considered and implemented
Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
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M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, or a related discipline
3+ years of relevant human factors/usability engineering or design experience
Proven ability to apply knowledge of human factors principles (human performance and limitations – perceptual, cognitive, motor skills, anthropomorphic) and techniques (user research, user-interface design, usability testing) 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
A 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.
10% Travel, including Internationally, by plane and by car when COVID 19 restrictions are lifted
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
PhD. degree in Human Factors or related disciplines
Experience in medical device development
Working knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology
Working knowledge of Human Factors/Usability Engineering regulatory standards
Excellent collaboration and organization skills
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.