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
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
The Biomaterials R&D Co-op will:
R&D activities in a team environment.
scientists and engineers in our R&D laboratories to fabricate device
prototypes, and conduct mechanical, chemical, biological and performance
testing to evaluate device performance.
experiments and provide data, results analysis, and reports to project teams in
a timeline driven process, and will contribute to the efficient operation of
technical judgment in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments,
and use professional concepts to solve complex problems in creative and effective
a laboratory notebook and other technical documentation according to required
be asked to provide other project or product support as needed in order to
support Synthes’ business objectives.
position requires work in a Biosafety Level 2 lab, and requires less than 5%
successful candidate will have strong analytical, problem solving and
communication skills, and should be observant and be able to think creatively.
will be able to learn quickly and work independently with minimal direct
candidate should have an interest in chemistry, biology, materials science, or
medical device design and testing.
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
- 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.
United States-Pennsylvania-West ChesterOrganization
Synthes USA Products, LLC (6317)Job Function