Senior Human Factors Engineer (Hybrid)

Posted 8 months ago

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Your Role at Baxter

At Baxter, we are growing through innovation! We are adding a Senior Human Factors Engineer to our Batesville, IN team. offering a flex/hybrid schedule.

Are you passionate about medical technology and devices and how they interact with patients and caregivers? In this role, you get to work closely with clinicians to improve their experience using our hospital beds and mobile and overhead patient lift systems (potentially other product portfolios, too). You will make impactful recommendations for new product development and sustaining products on the market.

You will apply human factors engineering principles to the design, development, and evaluation of medical products while working with cross-functional project teams. With minimal guidance, plan, schedule, and lead human factors engineering activities for innovating new and improving existing medical products with product stakeholders (customers, marketing, and engineering).

What you’ll be doing

Develop and communicate HF plans, tasks and deliverables with project teams and manage time to meet project deadlines. This includes reporting pertinent information at key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communications.

Conduct use-related risk analysis throughout all stages of product development and identify interface-based root causes and/or mitigations.

Plan and lead human factors/usability studies (formative and summative) for hardware, software, labeling product interfaces compliant with applicable global medical device standards.

Generate detailed, high quality technical documentation to capture use specifications, user needs, user interface requirements, usability study (formative and summative) analyses and findings.

With minimal direction, responsible for coordinating all human factors activities necessary to complete a major product development program or several small projects.

In partnership with other R&D teams, develop product prototypes for user interface evaluation and validation.

Engage in personal on-going learning programs to broaden knowledge in human factors engineering and to grow capabilities in new fields of user experience design in order to improve individual effectiveness.

What you’ll bring

Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering (HFE), or equivalent degree (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Human-Computer Interface, Applied Psychology, etc.)

3+ years of working experience in human factors for medical devices.

Proven experience in HFE principles and methodologies (ergonomics, human computer/machine interface, data collection, data analysis, etc.).

Proven experience in applying human factors techniques on programs across product lifecycle (user research, prototyping, formative & summative product evaluation, use-related risk analysis, etc.).

Proven experience writing HFE protocols and reports for the medical device industry.

Clear working knowledge of IEC 62366, USFDA Guidance: Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices, ANSI/AAMI HE75, and ISO 14971.

Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied functions (Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.).

Understanding of user centered design, heuristic evaluations, design of experiments, and qualitative data analysis.

Ability to solve HFE problems with minimal assistance.

Ability to decompose complex problems into actionable task lists.


Master’s or PhD preferred.

Experience with IRB submissions preferred.

Understanding of Design Controls (USFDA 21 CFR 820.30) preferred.

Exposure to 510k submissions preferred.

Clinical experience in health care environments preferred.

Experience with large scale project management preferred.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $60,000 to $132,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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