Intern - Co-op

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Project ID: SHPGJP00004794
Lexington , MA
6 months
(Jul 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
Job Title: Device Human Factors & Usability Engineering Co-op
The Organization: We are a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to people worldwide. Medical Device Center of Excellence in Lexington, MA is a state-of-the-art facility comprised of a dynamic group of engineers who focus on developing delivery devices for the administration of drugs and biologics. The Medical Device team works closely with cross-functional colleagues to develop combination products (delivery device and drug/biologic) to treat conditions in the areas of Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology.
The Culture: The culture of the Medical Device group is social, fast-paced, collaborative, and engaging.
Colleagues often eat lunch together, attend team outings, socialize outside of work, and create
relationships that allow for an effective team atmosphere. The environment allows colleagues to create
an extensive network within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our culture
supports growth and development through strong mentorship and manager support; asking questions and seeking out guidance is always encouraged.
The Co-op Student: As a member of our Human Factors and User Research (HFUR) team, the co-op will explore the relationship between human beings and the systems they use. The HFUR team supports design and development of medical devices, combination products, and diagnostic systems, that compromise of both hardware and software. The HFUR co-op will apply principles of user interface design, process improvement, engineering and ergonomics, to understand the challenges users currently face when interacting with a product and identify opportunities to improve its safety, efficiency, productivity, and ease of use. To validate the products designed, you will plan and conduct usability tests to confirm the product can be used safely and effectively by its intended users and for its intended uses in its intended environment.
The student will contribute to human factor and user research activities, including:
 Developing user needs and system requirements
 Assisting with product use risk analyses
 Setting up user interface design supporting technologies
 Supporting usability testing
 Drafting usability study protocols and reports
 Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to help user interface designs
 Developing and presenting study results to multi-function teams
 Working with cross-functional partners in Quality, Regulatory, Clinical, etc. to progress projects
through various lifecycle phases
The student will have the following required minimum skills:
 GPA of 3.3 or greater preferred
 Eager to contribute and participate in a fast-moving, team-oriented atmosphere
 Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
 Ability to self-organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities
 Ability to develop and execute study protocols independently
 Prior co-op experience is preferred
 Knowledge and/or past experience about human factors and user research is a plus

 Past experience in the medical device industry is a plus

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