Human Factors Engineering Intern

Job Title
Human Factors Engineering Intern

As a Usability Engineering Intern at UserWise, you will work collectively with our team to:
  • help innovative companies design safe and usable medical devices, ensuring that user experience is incorporated early and often in the design process
  • consult with established medical device companies to encourage the adoption of human factors best practices
At UserWise, we pride ourselves on being experts and having experience in a variety of medical products including wearable sensors, surgical devices, diagnostic equipment, drug administration devices, and home-use devices. UserWise is a small company that emphasizes work-life balance and working from home is often an option (client-permitting). We are located at 919 The Alameda, San Jose, California.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Author human factors engineering blog posts and articles on behalf of UserWise, Inc.
  • Conduct Literature reviews (e.g. how much force can a 5th percentile female apply?)
  • Edit Human Factors outreach materials and edit training presentations
  • Assist with Expert Reviews of User Manuals/Instructions
  • File and organize paperwork
  • Perform task analyses and user research studies for new medical device concepts
  • Update usability risk analyses in collaboration with coworkers and clients
  • Prepare formative and summative usability study protocols
  • Plan and coordinate usability studies, including gathering equipment, designing and preparing study models, and recruiting participants
  • Usability Study data entry and preliminary data analysis
  • Data analysis and analysis of usability study video footage to identify root cause of observed use errors
  • Prepare and/or assist with formal usability study reports
  • Create usability engineering files and co-author Human Factors Engineering Submission Reports

Candidate Requirements
  • Studying Engineering; BS in Mechanical Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. MS strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with the 2016 FDA Guidance - Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices.
  • Familiarity with the human factors standards such as IEC 62366:2007 and IEC 62366-1:2015.
  • Superior ability to write accurate, clear, and concise protocols, reports, operating procedures, and other documents in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information into usable communications.
  • Ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.

Job Type: Intern (Contract)

Note: Performance during contract position will be considered for future employment opportunities.
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