Drexel R&D Trauma Engineering Co-op - West Chester, PA

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4627160503-en-us

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for R&D Engineering Co-Ops for Trauma to be located in West Chester, PA

DePuy Synthes is a Johnson & Johnson company that is one of the leaders in the medical device industry. Our implants and instruments are used by orthopaedic 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.

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer 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. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own


Description of Specific Sector

  • The DePuy Synthes Trauma R&D – Nail Technologies team is focused on the design and development of innovative medical devices for the surgical treatment of bone fractures, including novel implants and instrumentation. The use of intramedullary nails has become the standard for many fracture types because of its advantages in orthopaedic trauma surgery.
  • The team coordinates with surgeons, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, sales, marketing, and other functional departments to develop product requirements and concepts.

Co-op Expectations/Responsibilities/Project Details

  • Be part of a team responsible for the design and development of complex mechanical medical devices.
  • Assist in the development and execution of medical device testing, including the design of test fixtures and methodology.
  • Opportunity to develop and prototype design concepts, using 3D CAD and rapid prototyping (3D printing)
  • Participate in design control activities, including identification of patient needs, development and evaluation of design specifications, and creation and documentation of design outputs.
  • Assist in verification / validation testing which may include evaluation in a human cadaver.
  • Collaborate with members of R&D, Manufacturing, Mechanical Testing, and Design Quality.

  • Successful candidates for this role possess high mechanical aptitude as well as strong problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of ProE Creo/SolidWorks/3D CAD based systems is desirable.
  • Engineering students who like to “tinker” and/or work with their hands are preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Co-op will maintain active, regular communication and involvement with internal and external project team members.
  • The Co-op will maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the Co-op session.
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation to this location.
  • 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.

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