Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0023
Title R&D Engineering Co-op, Human Factors/Usability Engineering
City Lawrence
State MA
Description Position Summary:

The co-op supports product or process development activities related to the development, design, research and manufacturing of NxStage Medical's new and existing products. As part of the R&D team, this involves participating in research, testing, documenting activities, building samples, and other activities as needed by the project team. This position will support the Human Factors and Usability engineering team.

Core Responsibilities:
· Participate in the development of new medical equipment or disposables and/or upgrades to existing products.
· Assist with major projects, or phases of projects, to resolve advanced and complex technical problems
· Support Human Factors and Usability Engineering to develop and write Human-Systems Interaction technical documentation, make revisions to existing documentation, and provide input to technical analyses, as assigned.
· Create, organize, and sort data via spreadsheet management tools.
· Assist with prototyping (mechanical or software prototypes) as needed.
· Prepare and organize for user evaluations, including documenting observations/data from user evaluations, as required.
· Advocate for the voice of the user, but also consider technical limitations to ensure recommended designs are usable, feasible and scalable
· Ensure all design activities conform to design controls; and that all analysis, design and testing activities are properly documented.
· Participate in activities to ensure design and process shortcomings are identified and appropriately addressed.
· Provide technical support for product engineering, design development, integration, test and evaluation.
· Assist the product development team in the adoption and use of best practices and design methodologies.
· Learn about and work in ways that are compliant with internal and external standards, good manufacturing practices, and quality system regulations.
Requirements Requirements:

· Candidate for BS or MS in Industrial, Systems, Biomedical, Human Factors/Usability, System Safety Engineering, or Human-Centered Design and Engineering, Kinesiology/Biomechanics, or Engineering Psychology.
· At minimum, completed Sophomore year of Bachelors degree in relevant discipline.
· Entry level understanding of product and process development of medical devices is preferred.
· Beginning understanding of system design, electronics, mechanical and software integration and manufacturing processes.
· Excellent technical communication skills and attention to detail, including creating and editing technical research, analyses, protocols, and reports.
· Excellent attention to detail and organization skills, including creating databases and mining large sources of data; expert at spreadsheet management
· Basic understanding of task analyses, usability testing and iterative development process is a plus.
· Basic knowledge of rapid prototyping process; CAD experience is a plus.
· Basic understanding of risk analysis is a plus.
· Has a constructive approach; enjoys teamwork and collaboration.
· Commitment to performing all tasks with quality and integrity.
· Demonstrated interest in medical device or pharmaceutical industries.
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