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Job Title: R&D Design & Development Co-Op- Fall 2024
Company Name: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/09/2024
Expire Date: 06/19/2024
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Manufacturing and Production, Real Estate, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
R&D Design & Development Co-Op- Fall 2024

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. 

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ethicon Surgical Technologies previously known as Ethicon, Inc. , a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for R&D Design and Development Co-ops located in Cincinnati, OH. The Fall 2024 term is from August - December with flexibility on term dates in accordance with school semesters.


Ethicon Surgical Technologies offers a broad range of products, platforms, and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, advanced energy, robotic surgery, clip appliers, trocars 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, cancer and obesity. Ethicon Surgical Technologies combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Formerly called 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. Formerly called Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 25 years ago, in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing creative devices that have driven the groundbreaking shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.



As a Co-Op in the R&D Design or Development department, you will have the chance to:

  • Use state of the art tools and take advantage of training courses offered on-site.

  • Perform testing, experimentation, and validation to support product design.

  • Contribute to design solution activity through utilization of previously learned skills with CAD tools, simulation tools, fundamental engineering principles, and experienced mentorship from seasoned Team Engineers.

  • Assist in developing laboratory testing, interpreting data results, and recommending next steps.

  • Opportunities to receive intermediate CAD training, if applicable, including building simulation models, developing kinematics models, and performing stack-up analysis.


Responsibilities will increase with each rotation as you learn more by returning to school. Rotations are generally 3-5 months and availability for multiple rotations is desired. We offer a competitive wage and housing assistance to non-local students that live 50 miles from the site. The R&D Design, Development and Quality Co-op program provides each student with a great support system, as well as the opportunity to meet people from various schools throughout the country.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/institution pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field. (PhD degree may be considered)

  • Must have completed a minimum of two semesters in school at the beginning of the co-op in August 2024 (class standing of a sophomore or above)

  • Considered a student during the co-op term, must not have a graduation date prior to December 2024

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the co-op

  • Have demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.

  • Availability to work full-time on-site for the duration of the co-op term (August – December 2024)

  • Previous internship or co-op experience in the medical device industry is preferred

The anticipated base pay for this position is Sophomore $24.00/hr, Junior $25/hr, Senior $27/hr, Master’s degree $32/hr, Software Engineering major w/ 2 years' experience post-grad $36/hr, Ph.D. degree $50/hr. This is a duration based role with ineligibility for severance. 


  • Co-Ops/Interns may be eligible to participate in Company sponsored employee medical benefits in accordance with the terms of the plan. 

  • Co-Ops and Interns are eligible for the following sick time benefits: up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington, up to 56 hours per calendar year

  • Co-Ops and Interns may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension)

For additional general information on Company benefits, please go to: -  https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

This job posting is anticipated to close on August 1st, 2024.  The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on https://www.careers.jnj.com to accept additional applications.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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