2017 R&D Vision Care Intern/Co-Op - Jacksonville, FL

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 000016PG-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions.  Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Since we introduced soft disposable contact lenses in 1988, no other manufacturer has matched the aggressive expansion of our wide-ranging ACUVUE® family of products.  Our associates around the world are committed to expanding the ACUVUE® brand, and fortifying our position as the worldwide leader in the contact lens industry.


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and rising Seniors for either co-op’s and internships in Research & Development (R&D) located in Jacksonville, Florida.


We have Co-Op and Internship opportunities available for students studying Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Optometry or related majors. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • R&D Chemical/Plastics/Bio-Medical Engineering –
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of engineering assignments utilizing a wide-range of engineering principles. 
  • Assist with planning development and design of materials, equipment, and/or processes. 
  • Review progress and evaluate results of multiple projects across various disciplines. 
  • Advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes.

  • Assist Senior Engineers in the planning, development and design of processes and equipment for the manufacture of contact lenses.  
  • Document all projects in the form of a technical report.  

  • Collaborate on short-term Research and Development projects in the areas of Opto-Mechanical System Design and Vision Science. 
  • Interface with third party suppliers and an interdisciplinary technical team under the direction of a Sr. Mechanical Engineer. 


  • Investigate the interaction of various chemical components and their impact on finished medical devices. 
  • Project work may include formulations, photo-initiated polymerization, device processing of finished product, raw material analysis, and characterization of the finished device. 
  • Projects may involve a combination of chemical handling, blending, and device characterization. 


  • Coordinate and assist with project development of clinical protocols and clinical research studies.  
  • Interpret and summarize clinical study data in technical reports. 


  • Perform engineering functions supporting current and future product development projects. 
  • Generate and/or analyze data to translate/correlate lens optical and geometrical attributes to critical process parameters in lens prototyping. 
  • Create and test hypotheses based on sound engineering/scientific principles to understand and explain phenomena observed during lens prototyping and characterization. 
  • Utilize statistical analysis to design experiments (DOE) and analyze/visualize engineering data. 
  • Write SOPs/technical reports to document product and process development. 
  • Collaborate with other R&D functions to troubleshoot process/equipment in support of product development.  
  • Take a leading position in coordinating new as well as continuous improvement initiatives within the lens prototyping department. 


  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation to this location and to/from work every day. 
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
  • Adheres to safety environmental policies and procedures and supports department objectives.
  • Enrollment (not necessarily taking classes) in an accredited college/university during the Co-op/Internship is required. 
  • Actively pursuing at least a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science/Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering /Injection Molding, Biomedical Engineering, Optic Engineering, Optometry, or related academic major is required.  
  • Availability to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the Co-op/Internship is required. 
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in campus/community service activities is preferred.



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Primary Location
United States-Florida-Jacksonville
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (6094)
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