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🚀 Internship

Human Factors Co-op (Summer/2024)

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Johnson & Johnson


18d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The ideal candidate must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's program in Human Factors Engineering, Usability Engineering, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. They should be in their 2nd year of bachelors or above, authorized to work in the US, and available for a 4-month co-op rotation. A minimum GPA of 3.0, leadership/participation in campus/community activities, and knowledge of research and design principles are required. Familiarity with usability regulations for medical devices and experience in user feedback consolidation and root cause analysis are preferred.
  • The candidate will be responsible for leveraging human factors standards to inform product designs, conducting user research activities, analyzing user feedback, understanding use environments, contributing to documentation, and authoring study documentation.

Summer Internship



  • Positions will be based at our Cincinnati, OH and Raritan, NJ offices and will report directly to the IDHF team at those locations for the period of May to August 2024. It is expected that the co-op works on-site at one of our locations, in person. Housing will not be provided by Johnson & Johnson, but rather a one-time stipend may be offered to qualified candidates. 

What We Offer You:  

  • Collaboration & mentorship with experienced engineers striving to represent the voice of the user/patient/customer with empathetic and user centered designs 
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment where we live by the J&J Credo  
  • Challenging work that will push you to explore, ask questions, and grow as an engineer and a professional 
  • Experience working for global company 
  • Opportunity to have direct impact on billions of people 
  • Competitive compensation 


  • Must be enrolled in a college/institution and pursuing a either bachelor’s or master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering, Usability Engineering, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering; PhD candidates will not be considered
  • Only students in their 2nd year of bachelors or above will be considered
  • Students must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship in the future.
  • Availability for at least a 4-month co-op rotation
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, with demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities
  • An understanding of the research process (planning, execution, analysis and documentation); design project experience or user centered research is preferred
  • Knowledge of human factors and design principles; working knowledge of task and risk analysis methods, human perception, and cognition; basic knowledge of anthropometrics, biomechanics and physiology
  • Experience consolidating user feedback into concise, meaningful design insights and actionable recommendations. Experience performing root cause analysis for use-related problems is preferred
  • Familiarity with FDA, ISO, AAMI, and other relevant usability regulations and standards for medical devices is highly preferred

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Leverage human factors standards and best practices to inform new product designs and ensure concepts support safe, effective, and satisfying use
  • Support the planning, conduct, and reporting of various user research activities, including ethnography, focus groups, formative usability tests, and HF validation (summative usability) tests
  • Consolidate user feedback into meaningful design insights and actionable recommendations
  • Perform thoughtful and thorough root cause analysis for use-related problems that arise during hands-on usability tests
  • Understanding the use environments and participating in the creation of user workflows
  • Understand the regulatory imperative for medical device human factors, including relevant human factors standards and guidance documents, such as IEC 62366 and FDA's final HF guidance
  • Contribute to human factors documentation, including formative and summative test plans and reports, expert reviews, use-related risk analyses, use specifications, known problems analyses, and Human Factors Engineering reports
  • Author study documentation (e.g., informed consent forms, study participant recruitment screeners, moderator's guides, use error checklists)


Work type

Full time

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