Human Factors Researcher / Ergonomist

Recruiter
Location
England, Warwickshire
Salary
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
04 Sep 2017
Ref
BBBH29004
Contact
Darren Bell
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Other, Product
Job Functions
Designer, Other, Strategy


Human Factors Researcher/ Ergonomist / Warwick / £30k -£40K (Negotiable) / Permanent
Skills: Design Research, Design strategy, User research, Ethnography, Workshops, Anthropology

THE COMPANY
An award winning Product Design Consultancy based in the heart of Warwickshire is looking to hire a new Human Factors Researcher. This is a well establish and industry leading studio with a portfolio that spans across over 50 years of design and development in many sectors such as Medical, FMCG, Consumer Products and Transport. They are in need of a talented researcher who possesses strong customer affinity and user empathy, thrives on working in multi-disciplinary teams and has a passion for field / ethnographic research, data analysis and insights translation. The Researcher will join a dedicated and passionate Research team, while working closely with other design researchers, strategists, ergonomists, designers and engineers.

THE HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH ROLE

  • Involved in the designing and planning of research projects from conception to execution
  • Conduct requirements gathering tasks such as stakeholder interviews, observations, contextual inquiries, user interviews, workshops, and other methods
  • Routinely inventing, developing and introducing new methods and techniques
  • Translate data into insights, frameworks and expressions of human needs
  • Help create compelling presentations and design/product recommendations including video capture and editing.
  • Thrive in cross-disciplinary collaboration to generate user-centred opportunities and concepts.
  • Adapt to changing schedules and different types of projects
  • Spend time travelling (up to 15% as needed)



ABOUT THE HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCHER

  • Degree or higher in human factors, ergonomics, cognitive psychology, usability, anthropology, design, engineering, or equivalent field
  • A demonstrated understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • At least 3 years experience of applying human factors methodologies to product development programmes.
  • Ability to connect insights to design - the insights and information drawn from research must be translated into an inspirational and useful foundation for design.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathy and passion for people.
  • Experienced in the use of video to capture and communicate findings.

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