Ethicon R&D Summer Co-op - Somerville, NJ

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Somerville, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1250170203-en-us

Ethicon Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for an R&D Summer Co-op, 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 summer co-op position is being offered by the Wound Closure Research & Development group that supports Ethicon.

The Co-op will:
  • Be responsible for contributing to an R&D project team in the design and development, of surgical sutures, surgical devices, and related products and processes.
  • Assist in research toward new product or process development or development efforts toward improvement of existing products or process. This may include chemical synthesis, material formulation, analytical testing, or other characterization work, development of prototype devices and their characterization. 
  • Contribute inventions, new designs, new processes and techniques to solve technical problems based on customer needs. 
  • Perform hands-on laboratory work and documentation in laboratory notebooks, writing test protocols, conducting tests and generating final reports.
  • Collaborate with scientist & engineers and support project related activities

Co-op rotations are available starting in the Summer (May - Sept) 2016.

  • Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Polymer Science & Engineering or related Engineering/Science/Technical academic major.
  • Candidates must be enrolled (not necessarily taking classes) in an accredited college/university during the Co-op session. 
  • Completion of some coursework with a polymer materials/engineering focus is highly preferred.  
  • Only students who have completed their freshman year or above will be considered. 
  • Candidate must be considered a student during the Co-op session (i.e. will not have already graduated college). 
  • Candidates 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.
  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the co-op session.  
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is strongly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in campus programs and/or community service activities is desired.   
  • Co-op positions are located in Somerville, New Jersey.  Ability to commute to/from this work location is required.  
  • A stipend will be offered to students that meet the commuting distance eligibility requirements.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
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