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Cerner Associate Senior Human Factors Researcher in Kansas City, Missouri


Job Title:

Associate Senior Human Factors Researcher

Job Description:

Cerner’s UX team is looking for an Associate Senior Human Factors Researcher. Human Factors Researchers assist internal development teams on user interface design and usability through application of human factors principles, standards, and methodology to identify and mitigate design induced end-user performance issues. In this role you’ll be responsible for understanding the vision of Cerner domains and using this knowledge to communicate user research findings to engineering and solution owners. You’ll be responsible for collaborating with other members of the User Experience team to solve complex design challenges and understand the end-user requirements at each stage of the development process. You’ll conduct quantitative and qualitative usability research studies in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, acceptability, training impact, and error tolerance for a project. You’ll interpret and analyze the results of usability research to validate the success of a design based on established usability goals and common heuristics. You’ll present and communicate your usability research findings to project teams and stakeholders. As a Human Factors Researcher, you will help to define participant requirements for human factors researcher studies, advise internal development teams on user interface design and usability, and facilitate the most effective method to elicit and represent user-centered design across all Intellectual Property domains.

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Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Ergonomics, or other related field

  • Ability to travel (10-20%)

  • Must be living in or willing to relocate to the Kansas City area


  • Masters or PhD in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Ergonomics or other related field

  • Strong understanding of user research methodologies and how research results lead to improvements in the end-user’s experience

  • Proven experience defining and tracking user experience metrics

  • Experience in each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases (analysis, design, implementation, and deployment)

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g.: study plans, reports, research, wireframing)

  • Experience planning and defining patient safety and hazard analysis studies



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Yes - Domestic/Regional


Kansas City

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Solution Strategy

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