Careers


Thank you for your interest in a career at Insight! If you're as serious about creating great outcomes for our clients as we are, and doing it in a dynamic, energetic and highly collaborative work environment, fill out the form below.

Current Openings:

Human Factors Engineer/Specialist

Human Factors Engineer/Specialist

Insight’s teams work on an exciting variety of medical and health care products. If you’re inclined to think about how things aren’t designed quite right for users and have solutions to make it better, our opportunity might just be what you’re looking for.

Our Human Factors team takes an integrated approach to guide the development of intuitive and easy to use designs. The knowledge gained from our observational and simulated use research studies and our analyses is funneled to our design teams to ensure our products work well for the range of users, uses, and use environments that they are intended for.

To succeed in this position, you must excel in the following:

  • You possess strong empathy and exceptional interpersonal skills that allow you to unlock what users are thinking and feeling about a product. You can communicate with anyone. You have a sense of what good design is and are able to recognize it when it has been achieved.
  • You are able to develop, support, and defend design recommendations because you have a solid grasp of human factors science and design principles.  You can design and run controlled usability studies. You are an excellent writer.
  • You possess strong analytical tendencies that allow you to look at all the ways people can do things incorrectly and foresee the consequences of doing so. Your attention to detail means that the little things that make a difference in a design do not escape your attention. You are a lifelong learner, take initiative to improve the process, and can think for yourself.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams to develop solutions using human factors principles and methods to contribute human factors expertise to the development process
  • Analyze use workflows, goals, tasks, and experiences to identify user needs
  • Create and execute all components of usability studies
  • Conduct user-focused risk identification and assessment activities critical to medical device development efforts (e.g. use FMEA)
  • Apply human factors knowledge to product definition and strategy
  • Work with consumers and designers to evaluate concepts and existing products on the market for improvement opportunities

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • he passion, creativity, and ability necessary to solve challenging user and technical problems
  • Minimum BS or BSE in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Psychology or extensive formal education in human factors related areas*
  • Experience conducting usability studies and use-risk analysis
  • Experience creating experience maps, site/app maps, wireframes, and interactive prototypes
  • Some experience in research, product development, or related fields
  • Knowledge of, or direct experience with the use and application of anthropometric data
  • Awareness of/coursework in psychology, cognition, marketing, design, or product development
  • Ability to balance theoretical tools and practical experimentation to develop concepts and ideas
  • Be familiar with industry standards regarding human factors and usability (FDA, HE 75, ISO 62366) in the medical device development process
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, and image/video editing

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!

Send résumé and work samples to: hr347@insightpd.com

Please include “Human Factors Engineer/Specialist ” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Insight’s teams work on a variety of exciting medical, industrial and consumer products, and our engineers leverage technology to revolutionize them. If you have an inquisitive, technical mind that never stops thinking about how science could be applied to make things simpler, more robust and more functional, then we have just what you’ve been looking for.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a part of multi-disciplinary teams including engineers, industrial designers, researchers, interaction designers and prototyping experts
  • Participate in brainstorm sessions targeted at identifying possible development directions
  • Work with senior and principal engineers to investigate concept feasibility using a combination of analytical methods and iterative physical prototyping
  • Build and test prototypes to characterize performance
  • Translate the output of concept and prototyping efforts into fully realized, detailed designs that are ready for production
  • Present technical output and recommendations to both technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise manner

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 0-5 years of professional experience in product development engineering design (consulting or contract experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of a range of prototyping and manufacturing methods (hands-on experience a plus)
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (Pro/E and SolidWorks preferred)
  • Desire to design, build, test, and troubleshoot physical prototypes, including electronics and electromechanics
  • Attention to detail and ability to collaborate with other disciplines

This job requires a BSME or an MME. Please do not apply for this job if you do not have this college degree.

Send your résumé and work samples to: hr333@insightpd.com

Please include “Mechanical  Engineer – Chicago” in the subject of your email.

No phone calls please.

NOTE: you must be legally qualified to work in the US. You must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status to qualify. We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role.

Senior Design Researcher

Senior Researcher 

Insight offers a dynamic, energetic and highly collaborative environment. Our work is predominantly in healthcare, including medical device development, pharmaceutical delivery, and consumer health. Our researchers push to provide our clients with understanding and direction that lead to meaningful and actionable opportunities. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the design process, from helping define the strategic direction to prototyping and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and apply effective ways of collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data to uncover and characterize new opportunities and product offerings
  • Lead research programs to understand user/ stakeholder needs, goals, expectations, motivations, and experiences
  • Deconstruct complex, scientific processes (surgical workflows, laboratory sciences, diagnostics, etc.)
  • Lead iterative research touchpoints to evaluate concept value, utility, and usability
  • Work closely and collaboratively with designers and engineers
  • Lead and facilitate client presentations and workshops

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in design research, or related field
  • Background in design preferred; will also consider social sciences, biomedical engineering and human factors
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (in-context observation, interviewing, co-creation, etc.)
  • Ability to plan and coordinate research efforts in an organized and detailed manner, while being able to adapt to changes in program schedule and scope
  • Demonstrated ability to develop actionable recommendations from research findings
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign; familiarity with image and video processing and editing software (i.e. Photoshop, Final Cut) is a plus
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and visual), analytical, and presentation abilities
  • Strong, collaborative interpersonal work style
  • NOTE: you must be legally qualified to work in the US. Sorry, but we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time. You must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status to qualify.

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!

Send résumé and work samples to: hr868@insightpd.com

Please include “Senior Researcher” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

Design Researcher

Design Researcher 

Insight offers a dynamic, energetic and highly collaborative environment. Our work is predominantly in healthcare, including medical device development, pharmaceutical delivery, and consumer health. Our researchers push to provide our clients with understanding and direction that lead to meaningful and actionable opportunities. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the design process, from helping define the strategic direction to prototyping and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in research programs to understand user/ stakeholder needs, goals, expectations, motivations, and experiences
  • Apply effective ways of collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data to uncover and characterize new opportunities and product offerings
  • Participate in iterative research touchpoints to evaluate concept value, utility and usability
  • Work closely and collaboratively with designers and engineers
  • Participate in client presentations and workshops

Requirements:

  • 0-3 years of experience in design research, or related field
  • Background in design, social sciences, bioengineering, marketing, or human factors
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (in-context observation, interviewing, co-creation, etc.)
  • Ability to plan and coordinate research efforts in an organized and detailed manner, while being able to adapt to changes in program schedule and scope
  • Demonstrated ability to develop actionable recommendations from research findings
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and visual), analytical, and presentation abilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign; familiarity with image and video processing and editing software (i.e. Photoshop, Premiere) is a plus
  • Strong, collaborative interpersonal work style

NOTE: you must be legally qualified to work in the US. Sorry, but we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time. You must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status to qualify.

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!

Send résumé and work samples to: hr347@insightpd.com

Please include “Design Researcher” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

UX Designer

Insight is a design innovation consultancy specializing in design development for medical devices, drug delivery, and consumer health. Leveraging more than 25 years in product development, we uncover valuable opportunities for our clients, innovate the technologies and experiences that enable them, and drive their development through commercialization.

At Insight we work with some of the most exciting companies in the world, from start-ups to global corporations, and teamwork and collaboration are at the center of everything we do. We’re always looking for talented individuals that are as passionate about helping our clients realize innovation as we are. We’re looking for a talented interaction designer to join our team in making compelling experiences and meaningful products.

You consider yourself a problem solver above all else. You are infinitely curious about how things work and how they could be improved, whether it’s a product, service, or workflow. You place end-users at the forefront, but can handle the challenge of balancing their needs against business objectives and technical limitations. Ultimately, your solutions are simple yet elegant and a pleasure to interact with.

You’re a bit of a generalist and can see yourself working in all parts of the user experience design process. In this role you’ll get to identify and assess user needs and opportunities, develop concepts, structure interactions, design user interfaces and other touch points, and test designs directly with users. If you don’t already possess the necessary abilities and tools, you look forward to learning about them.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyze and model user needs, tasks, and environments of use through user research and analysis
  • Develop and communicate concepts through storyboards, workflow maps, system architectures, and wireframes
  • Create mockups and interactive prototypes in varying levels of fidelity for concept validation and testing
  • Design all aspects of visual interface appearance and behavior including layouts, icons, color palettes, transitions/animations, and interface elements
  • Produce comprehensive specifications and maps that detail design solutions and rationale

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in interaction design or other relevant degree
  • Experience with design and prototyping tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Edge, Axure, Balsamiq, etc.
  • Strong portfolio that reflects superb problem solving skills and an understanding of interaction and communication design principles and methodologies
  • Proven ability to convey concepts effectively through compelling stories, whether visually, verbally, or through written communication
  • General understanding of technological platforms, operating systems, and development environments — bonus if you know programming

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!

Send résumé and work samples to: hr867@insightpd.com

Please include “UX Designer” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

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