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Post-Doctoral Fellow- Bioengineering- Advanced Modeling Group
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Somerville, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/03/2021
Expire Date: 09/21/2022
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Post-Doctoral Fellow- Bioengineering- Advanced Modeling Group

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 We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives.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?


Here, your career breakthroughs will change the future of health, in all the best ways. And you’ll change, too. You’ll be inspired, and you’ll inspire people across the world to change how they care for themselves and those they love. Amplify your impact. Join us! 


Ethicon Surgical Care, part of the Global Surgery Group (GSG) and a member of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Bioengineering Post-Doctoral Fellow position within the Preclinical Advanced Modeling Group. The one-year position (with potential renewal for a second year) is located in Somerville, NJ.

The Ethicon Surgical Care 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 electiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 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.


In this unique role, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for the design and development of ex-vivo and in-vivo test systems to evaluate the performance of medical devices in Biosurgery (i.e. synthetic and biologic glues and sealants) and Ethicon Products (i.e. needles, sutures, and mesh products). As a member of the Advanced Modeling Group the successful candidate will have the opportunity to interface with R&D, medical, marketing, and preclinical peers to help drive the next generation of medical devices.


Principal Duties:

  • Applying engineering principles to understand the physics and biophysics of device performance and the interacting anatomy and physiology of animal models
  • Design and develop experimental systems and test methods for the evaluation of new and existing medical devices
  • Develop non-tissue and tissue bench-top models
  • Develop in-vivo experiments
  • Execute studies for the assessment of prototypes and final design products
  • Analyze and interpret data to formulate conclusions

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Activities related to new product development, product line extensions, and existing product improvements
  • Characterization of biological tissues
  • Collaboration with internal and external partners in modeling physiological systems.
  • Author/present manuscripts, posters, or other professional publications as appropriate

  • BS in electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering and a PhD in biomedical engineering
  • Experience in product development research from an integrated physiology perspective, mechanical testing/materials characterizatio
  • Experience in the design and development of ex vivo/in vivo test methods to support medical research preferred
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment that embraces ownership for innovation, change, risk, and flexibility.
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion, and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships with others



  • Broad knowledge in previous experience applying scientific and engineering principles to concept research of new and existing medical devices, and soft tissue modeling experience.
  • Soft tissue experience


At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. 

 For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com


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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