Senior Human Factors Engineer

We have a fantastic role available for an experienced and innovative Senior 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.

About CMR Surgical

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now.  Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals.

At CMR we’re pushing boundaries – enhancing immense human skill with technology to deliver the best surgical care which is why we’re proud to be the Official Medical Device Partner of ParalympicsGB, the team of elite athletes that challenge perceptions of what humans can achieve. The team that inspires us with their determination, their precision and control.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible. Come and join us and see what you’re capable of.


  • Support the Human Factors efforts to establish, document, implement and maintain a usability engineering process to provide safety for patients and users which satisfies global regulatory bodies.
  • Lead the planning, moderating and reporting of formative and summative usability studies.
  • Lead programmes of work including technical aspects of regulatory submissions.
  • Contribute to workflow and user interface designs. Negotiate design recommendations which advocate for the users in relation to safety and usability.
  • Subject matter expert with the knowledge and expertise to educate and advise colleagues about user-facing features, user profiles and the usability engineering process applied to medical devices.
  • Support post-market surveillance activities that require usability input, including post-production risk management reviews.
  • Communicate and present key findings and recommendations to a range of internal teams including leadership audiences.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with all relevant cross-functional partners within the organisation.

We’re a rapidly developing organisation and roles can change and evolve. You’ll be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Design Evaluation remit that supports the team with delivering its objectives.

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have significant experience in working as part of a development team to meet Human Factors objectives in a challenging and fast-paced environment.  We would also expect you to have an inquisitive nature, high attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills. In addition, you should have:

  • Previous experience in working as part of a development team to meet human factors and usability objectives for medical devices.
  • Considerable experience applying human factors methodologies.
  • Ability to lead and deliver usability projects/studies.
  • 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.
  • Proven practical experience of use-related risk management (UFMEA) in line with ISO14971.
  • Significant understanding of user and user interface requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FDA guidance, BS EN 62366, BS EN 60601-1-8, EU MDR, HE75 and other applicable guidelines and standards.
  • Experience of supporting human factors activities for successful approvals of regulatory submissions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills across a diverse range of engineering, clinical and business disciplines.
  • The ability to build and sustain productive working relationships across teams.
  • The ability to effectively manage and prioritise competing needs.

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of mentoring team members
  • Experience of working in a hospital environment and/or knowledge of human anatomy and surgical procedures
  • Experience of working with complex electromechanical medical devices

At CMR we’re building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; what matters most to us is that you identify with our values and are passionate about making a difference so don’t be put off applying if your experience isn't perfectly matched with this role.

We’d really like to hear from applicants from underrepresented groups and we recognise everyone has individual personal circumstances, so we’re open to discussing reduced / flexible / hybrid working hours for this role.

Why Join Us?

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a bonus, non-contributory pension, private healthcare which covers pre-existing conditions, annual personal day for every    employee to use however they wish and enhanced global parental leave pay.

We recognise that everyone has a life outside of work and at times we can experience things which are significant and can impact on our working lives. We’ve just launched our Global Parental Leave and Health and Wellbeing leave supporting our colleagues going through the menopause, fertility cycles or pregnancy loss and those going through gender reassignment; allowing them time to look after themselves and those close to them.  

CMR can support with travel reimbursement for in-person interviews, providing you live a certain distance from our offices/ sites or if you need a taxi for access needs. Please just get in touch with us if you have any questions about this, we’re happy to help.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!





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