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Human Factors Engineer

Human Factors Engineer

We have a fantastic role available for an experienced and innovative Human Factors Engineer to join our team in Cambridge, UK. This is a unique opportunity to help shape CMR Surgical’s state-of-the-art surgical robotics system through working closely with both a world-class team of engineers and with the surgeons, nurses and healthcare professions that will be using it.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.



  • Contribute to the human factors engineering efforts in CMR’s research and development team
  • Help to ensure Versius 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 Versius
  • 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

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve. We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Usability remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.

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:

  • Previous experience in working as part of a development team to meet Human factors and usability objectives in a dynamic, challenging and exciting environment
  • 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

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
  • The pragmatic application of IEC 62366 and HE-75 in the development of medical devices

The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package. In addition, 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.


Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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