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Research Analyst

Research Analyst

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US-Remote Work
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Information Technology
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The Research Analyst will support the research and development of a novel medical device (Junctional Tourniquet) for the control of traumatic hemorrhage. The device will deal with difficult to treat extremity and junctional (groin, shoulder) bleeds that regular tourniquets cannot reach. Effort includes development and structural optimization of a stand-alone and/or integrated prototype and operational assessment of form, fit, and interaction with existing equipment.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Responsible for conducting user research, analysis & synthesis, personal development, interaction design, and usability testing to create a prototype medical device.  
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews, user requirements analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing.
  • Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture.
  • Lead participatory and iterative design activities, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
  • Produce user requirements specifications & experience goals, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications.
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale and goals both verbally and visually.
  • Plan and facilitate collaborative critiques and analysis & synthesis working sessions.
  • Work closely with visual designers and development teams to ensure that customer goals are met, and design specifications are delivered upon.
  • Develops proof-of-concepts and prototypes of easy-to-navigate user interfaces (UIs) that consists of web pages with graphics, icons, and color schemes that are visually appealing.
  • Develops training manuals and instructional videos.
  • Researches user needs as well as potential system enhancements
  • Analyze and synthesize the results of usability testing to provide recommendations for needed changes.
  • Assist in creating artifacts such as Usability Testing Plan, Testing Scripts, and Usability Testing Reports.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree in Human Factors, HCI, Industrial Engineering or related discipline, or at least 5 years related work experience.
  • Experience: 5-8 years or more of relevant work experience.
  • Security Clearance: N/A

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience supporting or assigned to the DoD and/or U.S. Military Service.  
  • Have communication skills to effectively interface with military officials, managers, and subordinates.
  • Experience with research and development of medical devices.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities