Human Factors Engineer


Human Factors Engineer

We have a fantastic job for an experienced and innovative human factors engineer to join our team in Cambridge, UK. This is a unique opportunity to help shape CMR’s state-of-the-art surgical robotics system by working closely with a world-class team of engineers and with the surgeons, nurses and healthcare professions that will be using it.


  • Develop and implement creative solutions based on different technologies and key requirements
  • Contribute to the human factors engineering efforts on CMR’s clinical system
  • Help to ensure CMR’s clinical system meets the needs of the Surgeons, Nurses and Healthcare Professionals who will work with it
  • Lower the risk to patients associated with user errors and misuse of CMR’s clinical system
  • Engineer subsystems and interfaces to improve user experience whilst at the same time considering the cost and manufacturability of the design
  • Support the planning, moderating and analysing of risk and opportunities
  • Support the planning, moderating and reporting of formative and summative usability studies


About you

To join our world-class team, you’ll be an excellent team-player, comfortable working in a non-hierarchical environment and enthusiastic and just as keen as we are to produce a world-class medical product. Specific skills and attributes we are looking for include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills across a diverse range of engineering, clinical and business disciplines
  • Articulate; to ensure we excel, you’ll need to be a strong communicator (whether that’s in what you say or what you write) with excellent attention to detail
  • Not only will you be comfortable observing and interviewing people in clinical situations, you’ll also be great at putting them at ease
  • A proven ability to synthesise a lot of information and distil it into meaningful actions
  • A track record of consistently producing valuable, well-written, deliverables containing solid and actionable recommendations

Ideally you’ll have a 2.1 or above in a relevant engineering discipline, with 3+ years industry experience. It would be great if you had some or all the following hands-on experience:

  • Applying human factors methodologies for EU, ISO & FDA regulated medical devices
  • Innovative and electro-mechanical systems using SolidWorks CAD
  • The pragmatic application of IEC 62366 and HE-75 in the development of medical devices


The package

Yes, we know that we’re asking a lot in the above, so you won’t be surprised that in return we’re offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including pension scheme, life assurance, private medical, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and discretionary bonuses subject to corporate milestone achievements, and our now famous monthly company BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.


Why join us?

Cambridge Medical Robotics is developing a next-generation robotic system for universal keyhole surgery. The Versius system comprises a surgeon console, modular light-weight robotic arms and a range of wristed 5 mm instruments. The system uses state-of-the-art 3D high-definition imagery, significantly enhanced flexibility, and incorporates haptic feedback to provide surgeons with life-like sensitivity. In short, we’re creating something truly amazing designed to improve the lives of people around the globe; it’s a vision that excites us and hopefully will excite you.

Versius overcomes obstacles to widespread adoption of robotic minimal access surgery, namely robot size, instrument size, versatility, port placement, cost and ease of use, allowing the system to be highly utilised and ultimately cost-comparable to manual laparoscopic surgery.

The Company was formed in 2014 and has its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We’re privately owned and enjoy strong financial backing.

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