Senior Consultant, Human Factors (Medical Devices)

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Human Factors, Senior Consultant (Medical Devices & Healthcare)

Supporting PA’s presence in Health and Life Science product development across the UK and the US.

Full time, permanent role based in Cambridgeshire with opportunity for international travel


Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.


With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.


Isn’t it time you joined us?


Become part of the Team

The Human Factors (HF) team within PA’s Product Development & Engineering (PDE) function forms a critical link in PA’s capability to offer end to end innovation, proof of concept, prototyping and later stage development/product lifecycle services.  Working with a diverse range of clients that span life sciences, FMCG, consumer electronics and many more industry verticals, the HF team supports our client base across their product development activities. 


This is a great opportunity to take lead on exciting HF workstreams, where you will have the autonomy and flexibility to drive success.  Embedded within PA’s Innovation capability teams, the incumbent has the advantage of being surrounded by experts in industrial design, engineering, software, analytics and electronics; providing a truly 360 service to our client base.  We believe passionately about human-led design and using the insights gleamed form HF studies to inform the development of impactful products for human health.

What we're looking for

Due to an exciting growth in our medical device and diagnostic client-base, we are looking for an experienced HF specialist that has a firm grasp of product development within regulated industries.  This is a great opportunity to join PA at a senior technical level and help deliver multi-stage projects worth hundreds of pounds.  You should blend the qualities of being a human factors subject matter expert, project management and external-facing client skills – in short, to be both hands-on technical and project delivery focused.


This opportunity would suit someone already working in a consulting environment who is perhaps looking for their next step up the seniority ladder and is ideally wanting to work for a larger organisation that has exposure to larger, more strategic client projects.  Alternatively, we would also be interested in candidates that have direct experience in human factors and project development from within the medical device or Dx industry who feel consultancy is the next logical career move.


With consultancy comes a client-focused lifestyle, so expect the opportunity to travel internationally and to engage with clients at the highest levels of their innovation organisation.


This opportunity would suit someone who perhaps is working in a HF team and is seeking more autonomy and ownership of complete HF studies, and would welcome the direct client contact PA offers.


• Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: Cambridge



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