Lead, Human Factors/User Experience
Location:
, Massachusetts
Posted:
December 04, 2017
Reference:
R0015940
Responsibilities

Work with external human factors consultants to plan, conduct and report out user experience research (e.g., ethnographic studies, contextual inquiry, generative research, concept evaluations) and human factors formative and summative studies [25%].

With direction, responsible for leading all activities needed to support human factors deliverables for a device or combination product development project, with a focus on software-based medical devices, connected devices and mobile applications [25%].

Work closely with software engineers to define user interfaces, using interactions design techniques, including visually designing the interfaces using wireframes, user flows, storyboards, etc. [15%].

Actively participate on device development teams to ensure human factors engineering and user experience inputs are considered and implemented at appropriate points in the development process. [15%].

Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables. This includes reporting information at key milestones through clear written and verbal communications [10%].

Lead efforts to develop processes and procedures that align to company initiatives and relevant human factors engineering standards [10%]

Education & Experience Requirements

  • B.S. in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or equivalent. A minimum of 15 years experience in human factors engineering/user experience - OR -
  • M.S. in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or equivalent. A minimum of 10 years experience in human factors engineering/user experience - OR -
  • Ph. D. in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or equivalent. A minimum of 8 years experience in human factors engineering/user experience
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience developing software-based medical devices and/or mobile applications with a medical or healthcare focus
  • Ideally, the candidate has familiarity working in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry and brings knowledge of industry best practices in development and regulation of software-based medical devices and mobile applications



A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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