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Associate Engineer (International Trainee)

We are offering a unique opportunity for a student/recent graduate from Germany (or the EU) to participate in a 6–9-month trainee program, starting in 2019, at our USA office based in Philadelphia. Participants are fully embedded in our multi-disciplinary teams to execute research and usability testing for a variety of projects. In addition to gaining experience in subject interviews, data analysis, and report writing, trainees will expand their knowledge of FDA and EU regulatory requirements for the safety and usability of medical devices.

Design Science will support the visa process and help with the formalities of moving to the United States.

Upon successful completion of the trainee program, a permanent position at Design Science’s upcoming new Germany office may be offered.

Who you are:
  • Passionate about improving the lives of people who rely on medical devices.
  • An excellent listener with strong observational skills.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A team player in multidisciplinary situations with experience collaborating across a variety of fields, including engineering, design, and psychology.
What you bring:
  • A bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, biological sciences, or related field required. A master’s degree or PhD is considered highly beneficial.
  • An ability to analyze data using Excel and appropriate statistical techniques, as well as to visualize/present data in a form that is easily understood.
  • Strong writing skills in English and German; more languages are beneficial.
  • Excellent quantitative skills.
  • Advanced to expert proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • An ability to work full time at the Design Science office in Philadelphia, PA, and willingness to travel 20-30% of the time domestically within the United States for research purposes.
  • Willingness to undergo appropriate background checks and drug/health screenings as required for research purposes (i.e., in clinical settings, with adolescents, etc.).
  • German citizenship or legal ability to work in the EU.
We would also love to see:
  • An ability to deploy a variety of research techniques to collect and process data in a variety of avenues (e.g., field research, usability testing, ergonomics, etc.).
  • Experience with, or interest in, medical devices, product development and/or design.
  • Experience with, or interest in, regulatory guidance pertaining to medical devices.
  • Proficiency in a variety of data collection software/programs (e.g. DatStat, Qualtrics, etc.).
Your primary responsibilities will be:
  • Study environment and video equipment set-up
  • Moderation of usability testing sessions
  • Root cause analysis
  • Data entry, analysis, and management
  • Video review, analysis, and backup
  • Usability study protocol and report writing
  • Study supply tracking & inventory
  • Site visits for observational research

Associate Researcher (International Trainee)

We are offering a unique opportunity for a student/recent graduate from Germany (or the EU) to participate in a 6–9-month trainee program, starting in 2019, at our USA office based in Philadelphia. Participants are fully embedded in our multi-disciplinary teams to execute research and usability testing for a variety of projects. In addition to gaining experience in subject interviews, data analysis, and report writing, trainees will expand their knowledge of FDA and EU regulatory requirements for the safety and usability of medical devices.

Design Science will support the visa process and help with the formalities of moving to the United States.

Upon successful completion of the trainee program, a permanent position at Design Science’s upcoming new Germany office may be offered.

Who you are:
  • Passionate about improving the lives of people who rely on medical devices.
  • An excellent listener with strong observational skills.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A team player in multidisciplinary situations with experience collaborating across a variety of fields, including engineering, design, and psychology.
What you bring:
  • A bachelor’s degree in human factors, occupational or industrial psychology, cognitive sciences, or related field required. A master’s degree or PhD is considered highly beneficial.
  • An ability to analyze data using Excel and appropriate statistical techniques, as well as to visualize/present data in a form that is easily understood.
  • Strong writing skills in English and German; more languages are beneficial.
  • Excellent quantitative skills.
  • Advanced to expert proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • An ability to work full time at the Design Science office in Philadelphia, PA, and willingness to travel 20-30% of the time domestically within the United States for research purposes.
  • Willingness to undergo appropriate background checks and drug/health screenings as required for research purposes (i.e., in clinical settings, with adolescents, etc.).
  • German citizenship or legal ability to work in the EU.
We would also love to see:
  • An ability to deploy a variety of research techniques to collect and process data in a variety of avenues (e.g., field research, usability testing, ergonomics, etc.).
  • Experience with, or interest in, medical devices, product development and/or design.
  • Experience with, or interest in, regulatory guidance pertaining to medical devices.
  • Proficiency in a variety of data collection software/programs (e.g. DatStat, Qualtrics, etc.).
Your primary responsibilities will be:
  • Site visits for observational research
  • Study environment and video equipment set-up
  • Moderation of usability testing sessions
  • Root cause analysis
  • Data entry, analysis, and management
  • Video review, analysis, and backup
  • Usability study protocol and report writing
  • Study supply tracking & inventory

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to careers[at]dscience.com

Don’t see the right position for you?

That’s okay, we know talent when we see it. If you have expertise in one or more of the following areas, we would love to hear from you. If you want to know what life is like with Design Science, be sure to check out our Instagram.

  • Human Factors
  • Observational Research
  • Information Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Videography
  • Usability Testing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Medical Device Design