Senior Human Factors Engineer - Medical Devices -Galway -IRE

  • Job Reference: NET - 177940
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
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  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Salary Benefits package on offer
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Multi National Medical Devices Company in Galway, Ireland is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:



Engineers are directly involved in the development of innovative products for use in medical procedures. Human Factors Design Engineers are directly involved in the design and development of innovative medical devices

Key responsibilities

Applies human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products.

Develops and implements research methodologies and statistical analysis plans to test and evaluate developmental prototypes used in all phases of products development and processes.

Designs and executes tests to simulate product use for the purposes of concept selection/refinement, requirements development, use-related risk identification and formal usability validation with intended users.

Interfaces with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces by providing Human Factors support, including identifying, planning, monitoring, and executing Human Factors tasks for projects.

Develops task analysis, use error analysis, human factors and usability-related requirements, generation of concepts (creation of physical models and prototypes), graphical (software) user interface design, usability testing, risk management, and post-launch outcomes analysis.

Identifies and analyzes technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.

Travel expectation, up to 20% to Europe and United States



Level 8 Degree in relevant Engineering / Science or related discipline. Advanced degree desirable but not necessary

5+ years relevant industrial experience in performing human factors engineering in medical device development.

You are experienced in medical device usability regulatory standards and requirements.

You are experienced in writing formative and summative usability test protocols and reports, and designing instructions for use (IFU) documents

You are experienced in moderating usability studies that have been used for regulatory submissions.

You have the ability to integrate creative skills with innovative problem-solving techniques to support development of design concepts.

You have experience completing field case research and case study observation with proven ability to apply findings into human interface requirements.

You are a dynamic team player, with a proven ability to integrate into and influence multidisciplinary teams.

You are a good communicator and have strong oral and written technical communication skills.

REMUNERATION: Attractive Salary/Benefits is on offer/negotiable

APPLICATION: Please forward CV immediately to

Informal confidential enquiries to: Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 OR 00353 87 9473404 (if outside Ireland)