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Human Factors Scientist

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

Teva’s Steriles Device Team (SDT), based in Abbots Park, Runcorn, develops needle-based injection devices for delivery of Teva’s sterile liquid medications.  Our broad portfolio of both generic and specialty medicines covers a variety of device technologies, Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS), pen injectors and auto-injectors, for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including anaphylaxis, migraine and diabetes.

As a Human Factors Scientist in the Steriles Device Team, you will be involved with Human Factors in medical device and combination product development. You will contribute to multi-disciplinary projects as the Human Factors expert to ensure that the regulatory requirements for Human Factors are met, as well as providing creative solutions to problems.

Key Responsibilities

• Support Global Sterile R&D Human Factors programmes for device development.
• Follow Human Factors processes and procedures according to regulations and best practice.
• Identify user needs and requirements
• Conduct task analyses, use risk analyses and reporting
• Ensure that any design is user-centred
• Ensure that appropriate documentation for Human Factors are delivered
• Author Human Factors documents for design history files
• Work in close relationship with project leads, engineering, packaging, quality, marketing and regulatory
• Participate in device human factors validation.
• Keep abreast of competitor’s devices, related technology, reviewing industry specific journals and periodicals, attending conferences and university technology development.
• Perform human factors root cause analysis and problem solving to support development and LCM activities
• Create and maintain documentation and design history according with the company design and quality control system.



Some domestic and overseas travel may be required (e.g. to visit development sites or to supervise human factors studies), approximately 10-20%.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Graduate (or equivalent) in relevant Scientific discipline, Materials Science, Engineering or related subject.
• Previous experience of planning and facilitating Human Factors studies; experience with Medical Devices is particularly advantageous.
• Experience in moderating Human Factors studies.
• Experience in preparing presentations, reports, and expert reviews.
• Knowledge in leading risk analysis activities.



Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Development and Preclinical Studies

Reports To

In process of validation

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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