Senior Principal Research Engineer - Human Factors

North Chicago, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
This role is intended to support the CPD HF group's need to manage projects to design, test and validate pharmaceutical delivery devices. This individual will work alongside existing AbbVie HF, Engineering, Medical, Legal and Regulatory staff in determining the types of HF studies that are required in designing for ease-of-use, safety, customer acceptance, and regulatory approval.

The individual will perform the following functions in partnership with third-party HF firms:
  • Perform task and workflow analyses
  • Design and conduct contextual inquiries
  • Work with System Engineer to develop user requirements and user interface documentation
  • Conduct and evaluate Use Related Risk Assessments, recommend and evaluate design mitigations
  • Design and conduct usability tests and other usability assessments
  • Design, conduct and analyze interviews and surveys
  • Compile thorough documentation for inclusion in regulatory submissions

Other Functions:
  • Assist in training internal staff to perform some HF functions under supervision
  • Assist in maintaining corporate policy, procedures and tools on best practices for HF
  • Facilitate the selection and proper use of outside HF consultants

  • MS in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Psychology or equivalent
  • Strong working knowledge of Human Factors methods and principles.
  • 5-10 years' experience in design and evaluation of usability studies
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teams in fast-paced environments
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or medical device product development is required
  • Working knowledge with medical devices and medical device regulations and standards is required