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Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Industrial Design Co-Op

Cincinnati, OH
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Are you passionate about improving healthcare experiences for patients, caregivers and healthcare systems? The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Industrial Design & Human Factors (IDHF) organization is seeking multi-faceted, exceptionally talented, Industrial Design Co-ops who are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through remarkable user experiences.

    The IDHF organization is responsible for user-centered design of new product development for J&J Medical Device businesses: Acclarent, Biosense Webster, DePuy Synthes Orthopaedics (Sports, Spine, Joint Reconstruction, Trauma), Ethicon, Mentor, Sterilmed, and J&J Vision. We test concepts iteratively with stakeholders through a robust formative and summative usability process to identify the best fit, then partner with the cross-functional New Product Development teams to ensure that the relevance and delight of the original idea is preserved through market launch. We are a collaborative team, dedicated to improving patient outcomes by delivering exceptional user experiences.

    Positions will be based at either our CINCINNATI, OH, RAYNHAM, MA, OR SOMERVILLE, NJ, offices and will report directly to the designers at those locations for the period of JANUARY TO APRIL 2020. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • This role is for students who are passionate about all phases of design process, including research, concept sketching, product renderings, 3D database development, animation, experience design, usability testing, product marketing support, and concept presentations.

    Depending on what projects are active during your rotation, you will partner with our designers to analyze user workflows, perform usability heuristic evaluations, prioritize user requirements, wireframe interfaces, 3D print, build physical prototypes, and develop compelling presentations.


    • Submit a portfolio of work (uploaded PDF or link to website) that demonstrates strong technical skills, design thinking, clear communication and problem solving.


    • Collaboration & mentorship with world-class designers working toward the common goal of positively impacting the health of humanity
    • Dynamic and respectful work environment where we live by the J&J Credo
    • Challenging work that will push you to explore, ask questions, and grow as a designer and a professional
    • Experience working for global company
    • Opportunity to have direct impact on billions of people
    • Competitive compensation

    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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  • Qualifications


    • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/institution pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Industrial Design. Only students in their second year of bachelor’s or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA will be considered
    • Demonstrated leadership/ participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.
    • Students must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship in the future.
    • Experience using 2D and 3D design software (SolidWorks, Autodesk Alias, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, KeyShot)
    • Experience with prototyping (3D Printing, CNC)
    • Exceptional design, presentation, and communication skills
    • Availability for multiple co-op rotations
  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
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  • 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.