Drexel DePuy Synthes BIOMATERIALS R&D CO-OP - West Chester, PA

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5937160920-en-us

DePuy Synthes, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Biomaterials R&D Co-op located in West Chester, PA to support the Biomaterials Research and Development (R&D) Group.


The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Our implants and instruments are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with conditions resulting from traumatic injuries, degenerative diseases, deformities, and sports related injuries. Our environment is entrepreneurial, learning-driven, and is as challenging as it is rewarding. 

The Biomaterials R&D Group within DePuy Synthes develops products based on advanced biomaterials such as ceramic bone void fillers, bioabsorbable polymer implants, drug-device combination products, and cell-based therapies.  We engage in early stage evaluation of new materials technologies, device design and development, manufacturing process development, and support of preclinical testing and regulatory submissions.  The Biomaterials R&D group collaborates with other divisions within DePuy Synthes (Trauma, Spine, Joint Reconstruction, etc.), as well as surgeons, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Sales, and other functional departments to define and develop product concepts.

The Biomaterials R&D Co-op will:
  • Perform R&D activities in a team environment.
  • Assist scientists and engineers in our R&D laboratories to fabricate device prototypes, and conduct mechanical, chemical, biological and performance testing to evaluate device performance. 
  • Conduct experiments and provide data, results analysis, and reports to project teams in a timeline driven process, and will contribute to the efficient operation of R&D laboratories. 
  • Exercise technical judgment in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments, and use professional concepts to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways. 
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook and other technical documentation according to required guidelines. 
  • Possibly be asked to provide other project or product support as needed in order to support Synthes’ business objectives.  

  • This position requires work in a Biosafety Level 2 lab, and requires less than 5% travel.
  • The successful candidate will have strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills, and should be observant and be able to think creatively. 
  • They will be able to learn quickly and work independently with minimal direct supervision. 
  • The candidate should have an interest in chemistry, biology, materials science, or medical device design and testing. 
  • A GPA of 3.0 or greater is preferred
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the 6 month co-op session.
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation to this location (some public transportation options are available).
  • Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
  • Students should be pursuing degrees in Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester
Synthes USA Products, LLC (6317)
Job Function
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