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Graduated Co-Op, Biosurgery R&D

  • Titel Graduated Co-Op, Biosurgery R&D
  • Functie Career Programs
  • Sub functie Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op
  • Categorie Intern/Co-Op, Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op (C)
  • Locatie Raritan, New Jersey, United States
  • Gepost
  • Referentie 2406167687W
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Ethicon Inc., a member of  Johnson & Johnson’s family of companies, 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. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies including— sutures, hemostasis products, sealants, 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.

Ethicon, Inc., based in Raritan, New Jersey, is recruiting for R&D Co-op for Fall 2024. The R&D Co-op program provides each student with real-life hands-on experience, coaching and mentoring, networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to meet people from various schools throughout the country. The Co-op role will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in the discovery and development of solutions to address important unmet surgical needs.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  • Interact with surgeons/nurses/healthcare providers to understand unmet clinical needs and translate insights into device requirements.
  • Conduct research and development work supporting design, development, and/or manufacturing of hemostats, sealants, adhesion prevention or other surgical products.
  • Carry out experiments and perform laboratory procedures to support prototype and/or process development, evaluation, and optimization.
  • Analyze experimental data, interpret results, prepare technical reports, present results, and recommendations to cross-functional project teams.
  • Work with patent liaison and attorneys to protect intellectual property of new inventions when feasible.
  • Follow safety and GxP guidelines including maintaining up-to-date training, following SOPs, maintaining equipment and lab supplies, and proper documentation of laboratory notebooks and logbooks.


  • Be enrolled (not necessarily taking classes) in an accredited college/university during the Co-op session.
  • Pursuing a Master or Doctoral degree (PhD) in Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry , or a related technical field.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must NOT require sponsorship for employment visa status now, or in the future (ex. H1-B, F-1).
  • Only students who have completed their freshman year or above will be considered.
  • For co-ops, availability to work full-time ( 40 hours/week ) during the Co-op session 6 months .
  •  A high level of organization and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Be comfortable working independently, as well as on a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint , and have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Wet lab/Hands-on skills and experience in chemistry/polymer are preferred.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Candidates must be self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized.
  • Displays passion and enthusiasm for innovation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to collaborate with business partners across functional areas.
  • Comfortable working independently, as well as on a team.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Note: The anticipated base pay for this position is between $21.00 and $45.00, but will be based on candidate’s program year, discipline, degree and/or experience.

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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