The Role

Have you recently graduated and have a keen interest and passion in applying human factors to medical devices?

We’re looking for a Human Factors Engineer to join our team. The position of Human Factors Engineer is an entry level role, joining our team of experts applying human factors techniques and theory to support the delivery of client projects for medical devices and combination products. The role will include working on the planning, execution and reporting of formative and summative (validation) HF studies, generation of task analysis, use-related risk analysis, and other supporting HF documentation.


  • Understand of the medical device development process and role of HFE.
  • Apply HF techniques and theory to the planning, execution and reporting of formative and summative HF studies for a wide range of medical devices.
  • Support the team to deliver high quality HF projects to clients, on time and on budget.
  • Moderate usability test sessions and ability to follow study protocol.
  • Support the synthesis of study data to generate accurate and engaging content to communicate learnings to client teams (e.g. data manipulation in Excel, written reports in MS Word, presentations in MS PowerPoint and video clips using Adobe CC Suite).
  • Accurately collect data through direct observation or post-hoc analysis of video.
  • Support with performing root cause analysis, trend identification and extrapolation of commercially sensitive recommendations.
  • Report study data factually, accurately and concisely.
  • Support the generation of engaging and on-brand presentations using MS PowerPoint and Adobe CC Suite.
  • Support presentation and dissemination of study results confidently to clients.
  • Understand and be aware of good research practices such as taking informed consent, data privacy considerations and ethical best practices.
  • Support the generation and documentation of use-related risk assessments to help inform new device developments.

Consultancy Skills

  • Work in a flexible and organized manner to support working across multiple projects running concurrently.
  • Manage own time and workload and prioritize tasks.
  • Have a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills to work with cross-functional teams and audiences, including client teams.
  • Work independently and as part of a team where required.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Exhibit professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Understand and maintain awareness of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job.
  • Contribute to the culture and ongoing development of the wider team skillset through knowledge sharing.
  • Support a friendly and open work culture for fellow employees where trust and communication are highly valued.

Your Experience & Education

  • Degree or higher in Human Factors Engineering, or relevant related subject.
  • Understanding of the product development process.
  • Precise data handling and analytical skills.
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Ability to travel when and where required.
  • Good time management skills and an ability to work well under pressure.
  • Honesty and integrity with team members and client communication.

The Details

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Full time position (37.5hrs) based in Bristol City Centre, with opportunities for flexible working
  • 25 days holiday a year + bank holidays
  • Condensed working week options
  • Group Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare scheme
  • Dedicated employee training budgets
  • Company bonus scheme