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Abbott Staff Human Factors Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Staff Human Factors Engineer – Heart Failure Therapy Burlington, MA

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, As a global leader in Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy , our breakthrough medical device technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart failure (HF).

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide human factors support to R&D teams for product development

  • Responsible for directing and coordinating all activities necessary to complete human factors engineering projects. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting ethnographic user research to identify user needs

  • Translating user needs to requirements and product design concepts

  • Developing prototypes to explore and validate product design concepts

  • Performing workflow, task and use error analyses

  • Conducting Formative Usability testing

  • Conducting Summative Validation testing

  • Participate on development program teams to ensure sound human factors principles are considered and implemented.

  • Participate in teams to design solutions to usability issues

  • Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, or a related Engineering degree with Human Factors experience.

  • 8+ years of relevant human factors/usability engineering or design experience.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in medical device development.

  • Experience in usability and testing methodology, use scenario development, contextual inquiry, conducting usability evaluations, and questionnaire/survey development

  • General knowledge of user interface design, human perception, cognition, anthropometry, biomechanics, human behavior, and physiology.

  • 10% Travel, including Internationally, by plane and by car when COVID 19 restrictions are lifted

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of human factors principles and techniques to the design, development, and evaluation of hardware and/or software products.

  • Working knowledge of cardiac anatomy

  • Familiarization with medical device regulations, regulatory guidance and standards

  • Understanding of risk and use error analysis

  • A proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and provide technical leadership.

  • Proven ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner.

  • Ability to quickly assimilate advanced domain knowledge.

  • Ability to work autonomously or in a team setting with high-level direction

  • Excellent collaboration and organization skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability and desire to travel, including internationally.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email