Farm, a Flex company, has over 45 years of experience providing award-winning development services for medical, life sciences, and consumer healthcare companies. Our talented researchers, designers, and engineers work in a highly collaborative environment on innovative products designed to improve people's lives.
At Farm, you'll learn from bright, like-minded individuals excited to tackle the world's healthcare technology challenges.
Located in Southern, NH, our employees have the best of both city and country living with a convenient drive to Boston, the ocean, and the mountains. We attract talent from all over the world and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
The Spring 2020 Co-Op Human Factors will be based in Hollis, NH. The Human Factors Intern will gain real-world experience in human factors engineering, and the medical product development process. In this position, you will solve complex problems and generate new ideas for a global organization while utilizing creativity and innovation to develop entrepreneurial skills. You will be involved in projects which matter to the business and help achieve company goals. Will work on challenging projects in support of real-time business issues, to develop skills and experiences.
We are looking for someone who demonstrates:
Passionate customer focus
Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
Relentless drive to win
Here is a glimpse of what you'll do
Learn and practice standard human factors research methods such as usability testing, preference testing, user needs research interviews, and ethnography
Assist with qualitative study execution and research planning, including coordinating with vendors, developing research materials and data collection instruments
Plan and conduct usability testing (both formative and summative)
Prepare user research protocols and scripts. Moderate, note-take, analyze data, and assist in producing reports suitable for regulatory files
Support interdisciplinary teams with industrial designers and engineers to analyze and synthesize data, conduct HF evaluations, and generate concept directions, product specifications, and usability goals
Assist with user research, including ethnography in healthcare settings and or patients' homes
Here is some of what you'll need (required)
Junior or Senior in a Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial Engineering, or a related degree program
3-6 months' availability (January 2020 - July 2020 - dates are somewhat flexible)
Passion to learn, contribute, and take on challenges
Self-motivated, resourceful, mature, and a team player
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Here are a few of our preferred experiences
Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
Ability to work in teams and collaborate with others
Self-motivated, high energy and strong time management skills
Demonstrated leadership skills and team orientation
Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Ability to take lead and drive for results
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