Sr. Human Factors Engineer

in St. Paul, MN

Sr. Human Factors Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    St. Paul, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

Human Factors Engineer – Electrophysiology, St Paul, MN

Come join a growing team of Human Factors Engineers and Designers, working on emerging cardiac ablation technologies. This role will support the design of next generation cardiac ablation products, shaping the experience of its users.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide human factors support to R&D teams
  • Responsible for supporting activities necessary to complete human factors engineering projects. Activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Conducting ethnographic user research to identify user needs
    • Translating user needs to requirements and product design concepts
    • Developing prototypes to explore and validate product design concepts
    • Performing workflow, task and use error analyses
    • Conducting Formative Usability testing
    • Conducting Summative Validation testing 
  • Support program teams to ensure sound human factors principles are considered and implemented

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, or a related discipline required (e.g., Product Design, Usability Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, etc.)
  • 3+ years of relevant human factors/usability engineering or design experience
  • Ability to apply knowledge of human factors principles (human performance and limitations – perceptual, cognitive, motor skills, anthropomorphic) and techniques (user research, user-interface design, usability testing) to the design, development, and evaluation of hardware and/or software products
  • Ability to support Human Factors activities across the product lifecycle, including ethnographic research, user needs identification, workflow and task analysis, requirements development, user interface design, user error analysis, usability and validation testing
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and provide technical leadership  
  • Familiarity or experience with software and/or hardware user-interface design
  • Ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner
  • Ability to quickly assimilate advanced domain knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent collaboration and organization skills
  • 10% Travel, including Internationally, by plane and by car

 Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. degree in Human Factors or related disciplines
  • Experience in medical device development
  • Working knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology
  • Working knowledge of Human Factors/Usability Engineering regulatory standards


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 
  • Paid time off  
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • human factors engineering
  • usability engineering
  • task analysis
  • product design
  • error analysis
  • user interface design
  • prototype development
  • usability testing
  • product design support
  • medical device development
  • human factors support
  • formative usability testing
  • summative validation testing
  • human factors implementation
  • user research
  • ethnographic research

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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