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Portsmouth, NH, US, 03801 US



The Senior Human Factors Engineer will be a highly motivated individual who will use their in-depth knowledge of human factors design principles and usability testing methods to lead human factors engineering activities for product development programs. This leader work closely with a diverse team of engineers in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to lay the groundwork of a new generation of products and services that result in a frictionless customer experience.      


This is a full time, exempt position, with significant flexibility for work from home office, with occasional commute to the Portsmouth, NH office.



  • Provide direction for development of protocols, study designs, plans and oversees study execution and vendor management, if applicable, for all human factors activities throughout the product development lifecycle including: heuristic evaluations, voice-of-the-customer user research, exploratory concept development, and formative and summative human factor studies.
  • Support Product Management and Development Engineering personnel in establishing Human Factors and usability-related requirements for new products and product line extensions
  • Represent the Human Factors/Usability Engineering function on core teams
  • Ensures that user capabilities and limitations and their associated use-related risks are appropriately addressed in planning, requirements development, and risk management
  • Assist management in ensuring that Novocure design, testing, documentation and regulatory submittal activities are fully compliant with and reflect best-practices with respect to the implementation of all relevant medical device human factors standards and guidance documents
  • Well versed in broader concepts like human centered design thinking, to drive innovation at the intersection of user needs, technology and the operating environment
  • Collaborate with internal & external parties in planning, structuring, recruiting for, executing and documenting formative and summative usability evaluations
  • Deliver and coach high quality specifications, design control and risk management deliverables
  • Use significant expertise in design thinking, human factors and usability engineering to design products and solutions used by patients in the area of cancer treatment
  • Ability to analyze data both qualitatively and quantitatively, prepare detailed reports and presentations to support final design proposal



  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ year experience working in human factors development of medical devices and their regulatory requirements OR advanced degrees in human factors, usability engineering, industrial design, or related field with 5+ years’ experience
  • Superior understanding of and experience with relevant industry standards and guidance’s (IEC 62366-1, ISO 14971, ANSI/AAMI HE75, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC 60601) and FDA guidances
  • Demonstrated capability in the development of usability study protocols and reports including usability root cause analysis and risk benefit analysis
  • Experience leading formative and summative usability evaluations (structuring, recruiting for, conducting, and reporting on), especially involving class II or III medical devices
  • Excellent technical communication skills and attention to detail, including creating and editing technical research, analyses, protocols, and reports
  • Detailed understanding of system, electrical, and mechanical design, as well as software integration
  • Ability to work independently and resolve cross functional issues independently
  • Work successfully with teams in different time zones and cultures
  • Experience with APAC and EU MDR regulatory requirements is a bonus.



  • Up to 10-20% travel (domestic and international) may be required, when it is safe to do so
  • Commute to Portsmouth, NH office on an as needed basis



Novocure is taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to strive to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing our innovative therapy.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for our current U.S. employees.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified individual, who, because of a medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief/practice, receives an exemption from the vaccination requirement, if such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship for the company.


For more information regarding the Novocure’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status please ask the Talent Acquisition Team.



Our vision

Patient-forward: aspiring to make a difference in cancer.

Our patient-forward mission

Together with our patients, we strive to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing our innovative therapy.

Our patient-forward values

– innovation

– focus

– drive

– courage

– trust

– empathy





Nearest Major Market: Portsmouth
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston