The Lead, Human Factors Engineering will lead human factors work to support the development of devices and combination products for delivery of Shire’s wide portfolio of drugs and biologics. As part of human factors work, the Lead will also be responsible for planning and executing early stage user research, focusing on unmet user needs, to inform development.
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Job Function and Description
Work with external human factors consultants to plan, conduct and report out early stage user research, including developing proposals for user research for different products
With direction, responsible for leading all activities needed to support human factors deliverables for a device or combination product development project
Build an internal understanding of Shire product users through synthesis of user research outputs. This includes creating tools to organize and reference user research outputs for device and combination product development
Actively participate on device and combination product development teams to ensure human factors engineering and user research inputs are considered and implemented at appropriate points in the development process
Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables. This includes reporting information at key milestones through clear written and verbal communications
Lead efforts to develop processes and procedures that align to company initiatives and relevant human factors engineering standards
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Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
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made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Complexity and Problem Solving
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Internal and External Contacts
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