Engineer, R&D, Polymer Processing

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Somerville, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 8911170203-en-us

Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for an Engineer, R&D: Polymer Processing, to be located in Somerville, New Jersey.
The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of surgery.
The Global Surgery Innovation organization supports all business technologies under Global Surgery, including Wound Closure/Hernia/Gynecare, Endomechanical, Biosurgery, Energy, Acclarent, Mentor, Cardio Vascular, BWI and Sterilmed. Global Surgery Innovation functions include Business Unit R&D, Regulatory, and Clinical and Medical Affairs.
The Engineer, Polymer Processing will:
  • Be responsible for contributing to cross-functional / multidisciplinary project teams (R&D, manufacturing, marketing, regulatory, etc.) in the design, development, and manufacturing of surgical sutures, surgical devices, and related products and processes.
  • Conduct research toward new product or process development or improvement of existing products or processes.
  • Interact directly with customers (surgeons) to determine and identify unmet needs
  • Contributeinventions, new designs, new processes and techniques to solve technical problems based on customer needs.
  • Be a creative, hands-on engineer needed to design and develop new medical devices from concept through product launch and be capable to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Incorporate manufacturability into new product development and interact with manufacturing to scale up R&D prototype equipment to manufacturing capacity.
  • Interact with outside vendors and academia to bring state of the art technologies, techniques, processes, and equipment in-house for new product development.
  • Providetechnical support to manufacturing and marketing.
  • Cross- functionallycollaborate within teams, such as Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing etc. to ensure activities toward new product development or existing product/process changes results in reliable devices to fulfill clinical needs within regulatory requirements.

  • A BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering or related field, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in an industrial environment (through internships or full time position) as a technical contributor is required.
  • An MS or Ph.D., especially with polymer materials/engineering focus, is preferred.
  • Knowledgeof and experience in applying engineering principles, analytical techniques and judgment to independently resolve technical issues and establish new methods, controls & procedures is required.
  • Adept, hands-on experimentalist with experience in polymer processing is highly desirable with preferred polymer processing areas of expertise to include compounding, fiber/film extrusion, fiber spinning, injection- molding & associated down-stream processes.
  • Knowledge of polymer physics, with demonstrated understanding of polymer material characterization, structure-property relationships, thermal processing and utilization towards application developmentis preferred. Experience working with semi-crystalline resins and bio-absorbable polymers is highly desirable
  • Familiaritywith regulations and requirements for the development of implantable medical devices is preferred.
  • Thisposition is based in Ethicon, Somerville (NJ) and may require up to 15% (primarily domestic) travel as business needs arise. The ability to travel domestically and internationally is required.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)

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