Abbott Sr. Human Factors Engineer in Irving, Texas
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
This position in Abbott Diagnostic Division would be responsible for human factor support that would influence the design and evaluation of next generation and on-market product lines. Responsibilities will cover, but not limited to, the design of hardware and software, and labeling, for medical products including devices, support systems and associated training /instructional elements. The main objective of these activities is to produce safe, reliable, easy-to-use/intuitive, and easy-to-maintain medical products in furthering the Abbott goals of developing products that are compelling for our customers.
Provide human factors and design validation support to R&D teams
Participate in teams to design and develop user interfaces (hardware, software, labeling, instructions and training)
Participate in teams to develop user requirements
Lead Use Error Analysis activities as part of use-related risk analysis and mitigation efforts
Conduct product evaluations, brainstorming sessions, competitive analysis, and other usability engineering methodologies with both internal teams and external vendors
Design, plan, execute and document simulated-use tests, field studies, focus groups, contextual inquiry studies, survey and questionnaire creation, and other usability evaluation methods
Required Experience and Qualifications
Degree in Human Factors/Usability/Ergonomics/User Experience, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science or related Engineering or Science
Minimum 3 years general human factors/usability engineering experience or 1 years medical human factors/usability experience
General knowledge of user interface design, human perception, cognition, anthropometry, biomechanics, human behavior, and physiology
Experience in usability and testing methodology, use scenario development, contextual inquiry, conducting usability evaluations, and questionnaire/survey development
Understanding of risk and use error analysis
Understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice
Ability to work autonomously or in a team setting with high-level direction
Experience designing solutions to usability issues
Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise products are positioned and developed
Excellent collaboration and organization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Desired Experience and Qualifications
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Human Factors/Usability/Ergonomics/User Experience, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science or related Engineering or Science.
Minimum 5 years general human factors/usability engineering experience or 2 years medical human factors/usability experience
Familiarization with medical product design regulations, regulatory guidances and standards
Certification in Human Factors (CPE or CHFP)
Experience using configuration management, requirements management, issue tracking systems
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