R&D Co-Op, Ethicon - Somerville, NJ

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Somerville, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: 000017V9-en-us

Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson’s family of companies, is recruiting for an R&D Co-op, located in Somerville, NJ.

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 minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, oncology, 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 open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created more than 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

Positions are available in many subgroups of R&D and may include some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Hands-on laboratory work in an engineering lab
  • Performing studies and developing test methods and fixtures
  • Good documentation practices, including writing test protocols, generating final reports, and documenting meeting minutes
  • Generating models and drawings in SolidWorks
  • Assembling and evaluating prototypes
  • Attend and participate in voice of customer labs
  • Collaborating with engineers and outside suppliers to support project related activities

  • Candidates must be enrolled (not necessarily taking classes) in an accredited college/university during the Co-op session. 
  • Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related technical field.  
  • 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). 
  • 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. 
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work individually (independently) as well as on a team.
  • Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Hands on skills and experience with SolidWorks is strongly preferred.
  • 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. 
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation to this work location.  A stipend will be offered to students who meet the commuting distance eligibility requirements.  

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Requisition ID

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