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Human Factors Engineer-Co-op/Intern-(6-months*On site) Chicagoland at Design Science

Human Factors Engineer-Co-op/Intern-(6-months*On site) Chicagoland

Design Science Evanston, IL (On Site) Full-Time
Company Description

Are you interested in working for a fast-growing organization that has carved out a niche in Human Factors? Are you passionate about impacting the lives of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers? Join the Design Science team in our Chicagoland (Evanston) location!

For over 30 years, our organization has been committed to improving the quality and safety of medical devices worldwide. Design Science is headquartered in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Evanston, IL, and Munich, Germany. Our team consists of diverse, talented, and caring individuals who value socially impactful work in a collaborative culture.

Job Description

The Human Factors Engineering Co-op/Intern will assist with the design control, risk management, and human factors engineering support of patient-centric, safe, reliable, and innovative devices with guidance in Human Factors/Risk Management from team members and reference documents. Additionally, the position will support human factors engineering activities from formative usability assessments to final summative design validation studies, working with a project team on key activities throughout development phases of device and combination products and contribute to deliverables to support regulatory filing, product launch, and post-market surveillance.

1. Contributing to the preparation phases of usability studies by assisting with tasks such as protocol writing, screener creation for recruiting participants, survey creation in preparation for data collection, study room and video equipment setup, supply tracking and inventory, and dry run execution (to practice running a study with the project team, as well as sometimes as a practice participant for other projects as needed).

2. Assisting during the conduct of usability studies, which may include note-taking/data collection during study sessions, video recording and observation, training participants on how to use the device as part of a study, and data organization during and/or immediately following study sessions. The co-op/intern will have many opportunities to observe various studies and learn how they are conducted prior to taking on a specific role on a project team.

3. Contributing to and performing data analysis to support the reporting phase of the usability studies, which, depending on experience with prior studies, may include performing root cause analyses, summarizing data/findings, creating graphics, as well as reviewing video footage to complete the data analysis.

4. Participating in regular meetings and check-ins, including hearing/learning from, and potentially presenting to, the rest of the research team at weekly department meetings. The co-op/intern will meet regularly with project teams, supervisors, and mentors to maintain consistent communication/engage in discussion with teammates/supervisors/mentors. The co-op/intern will collaborate with many different teams and individuals at Design Science.

5. Working on various internal projects for the benefit of both Design Science and the co-op/intern's own personal development. Some examples include but are not limited to social media strategy and content creation, improving facilities, preparing external presentations, or conducting internal research studies.

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in human factors engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work full-time onsite at one of Design Science's offices in either Evanston, IL or Philadelphia, PA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn on cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.
  • Willingness to undergo background checks as required for research purposes.
  • Ability to commit to at least 6 months as a co-op/intern either consecutively or within a 12-month period (i.e., not 2 summers).

Additional Information

*Resume / cover letter required.*

You will enjoy a highly collaborative team environment offering extensive training and learning opportunities in the field of usability testing and human factors. We sponsor team bonding and training days monthly and both locations offer a friendly and inviting work culture.

No relocation package available.

Visit our website / blog at for more information on the company, or check us out on social media @designscience .

EEO: Minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

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