Intuitive Surgical Careers

User Research Intern

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Internships


Job Description

Job: Internships
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182778

Description

Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.


Company Description:

Joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc. means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Eligibility:

Must be concurrently enrolled and returning to an ac
ademic program in the fall in an accredited degree-seeking program.

Primary Function of Position:

The User Research Intern participates in user research and usability testing of Intuitive Surgical products and services prior to launch.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Collect and synthesize detailed information about how users interact with Intuitive Surgical products and services and their use environments.
• Work with mentor to present results of user research to New Product Development organization or other user-facing departments.
• Support the execution of user research at various stages of product development, from early prototypes all the way through formal FDA mandated validation testing.
• Explore additional methods and tools for conducting user research of Intuitive Surgical products.

Qualifications

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

• MS or PhD student in Human Factors Engineering (specialized in Organizational or Product Ergonomics), Health Services Research, Psychology, Anthropology, or related field.
• Superior ability to empathize with people and to understand the human condition.
• Ability to interface with users in a highly professional manner.
• Excellent communication (verbal, written, and formal presentation) and collaboration skills.
• Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
• Ability to apply user-centered design and usability engineering principles to product research, development, and design.

Learning Outcomes:
• Planning and execution of complex user research studies involving multiple representative users.
• Application of human factors engineering process to medical device development.
• Reporting research findings to diverse audiences.

Commitment:
Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 10-12 weeks beginning Summer of 2019. 

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.