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2020 R&D Leadership Development Program

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Johnson & Johnson

2020 R&D Leadership Development Program

Boston, MA
+6 locations
Raynham, MA
West Chester, PA
Jacksonville, FL
Warsaw, IN
Irvine, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Calling all big thinkers and world-changers who want to drive their careers forward across more than 250 leading businesses in consumer, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


    Our Medical Devices Research & Development Leadership Development Program (RDLDP) is a two-year dynamic rotational program that offers exciting and unrivaled assignment experiences supporting a wide variety of highly specialized, cutting-edge R&D teams, such as: New Product Development, Mechanical Design, Computational Modeling and Simulation, Materials Development, Robotics, Research and Testing, Manufacturing Project Management and Design Quality. As an RDLDP, you will:

    • Work in a fast-paced cross functional, technologically advanced corporate environment in a rotational program focused on developing individual engineers capable of pursuing careers across medical device businesses and high-volume manufacturers.
    • Have the opportunity to learn about anatomy, disease states, and deformities and the surgical procedures and products used to address these conditions.
    • Lead and/or support an entire project or a large portion of a major project that may include the design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of new products or product modifications.
    • Develop advanced materials and/or medical devices, improve processes, manage and mitigate project risks, and/or perform test method validation and mechanical testing.
    • Develop and deliver automated medical devices including requisite instruments, advanced imaging, and user interface / experience.
    • Leverage your technical expertise to assist with product development from concept design to commercialization with exposure to cross functional departments like design quality, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, and regulatory.
    • Utilize solid modeling to design products, create drawings and tolerance analyses of mating components.
    • Become familiar with and create design control documentation required by regulatory governing bodies.
    • Participate in internal developmental training programs, as well as, externally recognized qualifications such as Process and Design Excellence.
    • Present to leadership your learnings and development experience.
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  • Qualifications
    • Graduate students completing a Masters degree program by June 2020 is required.
    • The following engineering disciplines are preferred: Mechanical, Material Science, Design, Product Development, Robotics, Biomedical, Electrical, Software, and Computer Science.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.3 is strongly preferred.
    • Validated leadership experience through extra-curricular activities, employment and/or internship experiences is required.
    • Team player with the ability to work closely with technical and non-technical personnel is required.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others is required.
    • Ability to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, intellectual curiosity and a dedicated approach to achieving success is required.
    • Proactive self-starter and have the courage to take a leadership position to help deliver robust results is required.
    • Ability to relocate across the United States as required by the program’s rotations is required.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
  • Locations
    Irvine, CA • Santa Ana, CA • Jacksonville, FL • Warsaw, IN • Boston, MA • Raynham, MA • West Chester, PA
  • Fun Fact
    We aspire to be the world's healthiest work force, offering group fitness classes, beach volleyball courts, bicycle desks, and more!
  • About Us

    When you join Johnson & Johnson, your next move could mean the next innovation.

    In the next ten years, healthcare is predicted to radically transform more than any other industry, with old models being disrupted in favor of new methods to make the world a healthier place for everyone. Johnson & Johnson has long excelled in times of transformation. Its history of firsts—from Band-Aids to feminine care to treatments for HIV, cancer, Ebola, and, most recently, Alzheimer’s — demonstrates how J&J combines passion, science and technology to create game-changing innovations.

    Those epic innovations were discovered, developed and distributed by people just like you. And when you apply your talent to Johnson & Johnson's shared purpose, there’s no end to the lasting impact you can make, together. And that changes everything.