R&D Scientist Co-op Spring 2024

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023


At Johnson & Johnson, we use technology and the power of teamwork to discover new ways to prevent and overcome the world’s the most significant healthcare challenges. Our Corporate, Consumer Health, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical teams leverage data, real-world insights, and creative minds to make life-changing healthcare products and medicines. We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives. With a reach of more than a billion people every day, there’s no limit to the impact you can make here. Are you ready to reimagine healthcare?

Janssen Pharmaceutical Company/Johnson & Johnson/ Taris integration is recruiting for a 6-month co-op position in Oncology Research, located in Lexington, MA.

Janssen works to build a world without disease and transform lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented co-op student to join our team. The Co-op will work in an oncology research and development department specifically focused on drug-device convergence products for the treatment of bladder cancer. This department handles all aspects of product design and development from concept through scale-up to manufacturing for both formulation and device design.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and prototype drug-device combination and associated delivery system products
  • Perform analytical methods (such as HPLC analysis) to characterize the chemical, physical, mechanical, and functional performance of products
  • Use MATLAB, R or Python to analyze, and validate large datasets to ensure data quality and reliability.
  • Utilize data visualization tools to create insightful and informative visual representations of complex data sets.
  • Develop and implement machine learning algorithms for image processing
  • Conduct lab-scale experiments to support formulation, device, and combination product development
  • Maintain laboratory notebook and prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Support nonclinical and clinical activities through hands-on manufacture and characterization of investigational product



  • Currently enrolled in an accredited College/University, pursuing an undergraduate degree in a relevant technical field (computer science, chemical engineering, or related field)
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior grade level (graduation date must extend past the co-op program end date)

Experience and Skills:


  • Strong academic performance (minimum GPA of 2.8)
  • Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and a collaborative work approach
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
  • Basic wet chemistry skills (preparing standards, mobile phases, sample dilutions, etc.)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Positive, independent, and contagious work ethic
  • Able to work permanently in the US and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future
  • Able to work full-time (40 hrs/week) with reliable transportation to and from work


  • Familiarity with image processing techniques and tools is a plus.
  • Previous pharmaceutical and/or device industry experience

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.