Human Factors Research Scientist

Medstar Institute for Innovation

Full-Time Benefits Eligible (Non-Union) - AF

Day Shift (1)


The National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, part of the MedStar Institute for Innovation at MedStar Health, applies human factors engineering principles and research methods to healthcare with a focus on improving safety, efficiency, and reliability in the medical domain.  An earned, Masters of Science degree in human factors engineering, cognitive systems engineering, ergonomics, industrial engineering, engineering psychology, applied psychology, or a closely related field is required. Completion of a research-based master’s thesis is preferred.  Applicants will be considered who have completed the appropriate graduate school research experience, but who do not have post-degree experience.  However, applicants with approximately three to five years of progressively more responsible job related experience which includes knowledge of human factors engineering concepts and methods is preferred. Experience in the following areas is preferred:  system safety engineering, cognitive systems engineering, eye-tracking methods, and usability; however, all areas of human factors engineering that have potential application in healthcare will be considered.  Experience in the healthcare domain is helpful but not required.  No special certification, registration, or licensure required.  Advanced personal computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing, database management; knowledge of specialized applications such as Morae, Photoshop, Visio, PowerPoint, and other prototyping tools is preferred.