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We are looking for an experienced Human Factors Engineer to join our internationally recognised and fast-growing Human Factors Engineering team in the UK.

Our Human Factors Engineering team is based within the Global Medical Technology Division. The Division undertakes the development of innovative medical products from understanding user and stakeholder needs through to concept generation, design, development, verification and validation. The products that we develop range from next generation injection devices and novel point-of-care diagnostic devices to revolutionising acute care and surgical tools and digital health products.

We combine highly creative lateral thinking with excellent technical skills and broad industry experience to form powerful development teams. Our work ranges from complete product developments to providing consulting services for our clients on their technology, strategy or development processes.

Human Factors Engineering is an important and integral part of our medical product development process. We also provide independent human factors services, such as conducting user studies, for our clients’ development process.

What we can offer

This role will provide you with the opportunity to lead the human factors aspects of medical product development projects. This will require working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary teams, clients and collaborators to plan and execute the human factors programme of work.

You will work closely with engineers, designers and scientists to uncover user and stakeholder needs and convert them into design solutions. This will include leading front-end research and participation in concept generation activities and providing continuous human factors guidance to the project and team.

You will be responsible for managing human factors projects, overseeing teams of human factors engineers and ensuring that the project is delivered to clients’ satisfaction and within the timescale and budget. You will also design and run various types of human factors studies such as formative and validation studies in the UK and abroad.

At this level you will use your invaluable knowledge and support our sales activities, working collaboratively with business development teams and other senior members of the company. This may include identifying opportunities, participating in prospective client meetings, preparing sales materials and writing up proposals.

What you can bring

You will have a bachelor’s degree or higher preferably in Human Factors Engineering, Usability Engineering, Ergonomics, Psychology or Engineering. Any other bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will also be considered.

A good understanding of the medical product development process and human factors requirements for regulatory submissions is important, as well as strong skills and experience of analytical human factors activities such as task analysis and use-related risk management.

Knowledge and experience of designing and conducting various types of formative and validation studies, including conducting one-to-one interviews with end users. Good experience of technical writing, e.g. protocols and reports, to a high standard; and strong communication skills.

Ideally you will have experience of working within a medical product development environment, preferably at a medical device consultancy firm, pharmaceutical or medical device company. However, we will consider people with relevant experience from other sectors.

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.




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  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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