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R&D Senior Polymer Test Engineer

  • Titolo R&D Senior Polymer Test Engineer
  • Funzione R&D Product Development
  • Sottofunzione Materials/Biomaterials Science
  • Categoria Experienced Engineer, Materials/Biomaterials Science (ST5)
  • Località Raritan, New Jersey, United States
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2406194396W
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Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson’s family of companies, is recruiting for an R&D Senior Polymer Test Engineer , located in Raritan, NJ.

The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, oncology, and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Raritan, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was built more than 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing creative devices that have driven the groundbreaking shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

A position is available in the Performance Evaluation Group of R&D and may include some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Design and execute mechanical testing experiments to evaluate structure, property, processing relationships for polymer based medical devices such as absorbable and non absorbable sutures and topical skin adhesives
  • Develop and validate mechanical test methods following company test method validation procedure
  • Evaluate in vitro and in vivo degradation tensile performance for absorbable polymer based materials and correlate to parameters such as molecular weight and morphology.
  • Self-directed work with project teams to provide characterization strategies aimed at supporting discovery efforts, new product development, regulatory submissions and post launch activities.
  • Develop test protocols, carry out lab experiments, analyze test results (statistically if needed) and prepare technical completion reports.
  • Collaborate effectively with various project team members such as preclinical/clinical affairs, quality engineering, operations, regulatory affairs, marketing, etc.
  • May have to transfer test methods to various Ethicon plants or external suppliers.
  • Identify and procure new test equipment and perform validation activities such as installation qualification, performance qualification and computer software validation.




·       A Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with emphasis on polymers

·       A Bachelor’s or Master's with minimum 3 years of experience or PhD with research experience

·       Should be able to independently develop test strategies and provide technical guidance to the team to influence product design.

·       Must be comfortable working/testing in a regulated medical device environment (cGMP)

·       Must be willing to work in a laboratory environment performing hands-on experiments and be able to clearly communicate findings (oral or written) to the project team.

·       Strong collaboration, teaming and influencing skills.

·       Must be willing to work onsite 5 days a week


·       Familiarity with computer-controlled materials testing equipment desirable such as Instron or equivalent

·       Able to interact with internal and external auditors

·       Should have knowledge of design control/regulations for medical devices and/or combination products (510k or PMA products)

·       Knowledge of biology, gross anatomy and native tissue properties would be helpful.

·       Strong investigation skills required for testing failures and root cause analysis

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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This job posting is anticipated to close on July 23, 2024.  The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on  to accept additional applications. 

The anticipated base pay range for this position is 88,000 to 141,450.

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