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Ton Van Den Bogert
01-22-2008, 01:45 AM
Job posting is attached below.


Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator

Senior Research Engineer 0800148


Warsaw, IN

Small-Company Environment/ Big Company Impact

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world’s most
comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well
as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and
medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson
operating companies employ approximately 113,800 men and women in 57 countries
and sell products throughout the world.

Position Description:

Depuy, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently
recruiting for a Senior Research Engineer, located in Warsaw, IN.

DePuy, Inc. develops and markets products under the DePuy Orthopaedics, DePuy
Spine, CODMAN® and MITEK® brands. DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy Trauma and
Extremities provide products for reconstructing damaged or diseased joints,
and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries. DePuy Spine
facilitates fusion of the spine and correction of spinal deformities,
including CHARITÉ™, the first artificial spinal disc. Codman provides for the
surgical treatment of neurological and central nervous system disorders
through products such as hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, implantable drug
pumps and micro-surgical instrumentation. DePuy Mitek offers innovative
devices in sports medicine for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

The Senior Research Engineer will be responsible for the development and
management of research projects, which may involve product development,
advanced technologies, and biomaterials. Daily responsibilities will include
the following; develop detailed research plans, perform advanced computational
analysis, manage internal/external resources to achieve project objectives,
and make recommendations in support of product development and future
research. Manage research projects from initial concept and feasibility
through transition to product development. Stay current with advances in
orthopaedic surgery, biomechanics, and biomaterials. Provide technical
assistance to Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Quality, Clinical and
Regulatory, and Manufacturing groups. Evaluate internal and external research
proposals relative to strategic objectives and business plan. Attend
technical meetings and participate in activities of technical societies.
Prepare reports and presentations for both internal and external publication.
Assess new computational technologies and develop improved methods of product
evaluation. Conduct hands-on advanced FEA using ANSYS and/or ABAQUS. May
coordinate and direct activities of outside contractors.

Position Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or biomedical
engineering combined with a minimum of 5 years medical product
development/research, advanced finite element analysis (FEA) experience; or a
Masters degree and 3 years experience; or Ph.D. with one year experience is
required. An advanced degree is preferred. Project management skills are a
must. Excellent problem solving, technical writing, presentation,
negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills are required. Knowledge of
FEA and proficiency with commercial codes ANSYS and ABAQUS are required.
Technical and hands-on experience with one or more of the following areas:
advanced FEA applications, multi-body dynamics (ADAMS), constrained
optimization techniques, probabilistic methods, and/or neural networks are
required. Ability to judge applicability of state, national, and international
standards and regulations to research and development projects are also
required. Domestic & International travel up to 10% is required.

To Apply:

As a valued team member, you’ll receive a competitive salary and great
benefits including medical/dental, a 401(k), a pension plan and a
comprehensive wellness program. If interested, please apply directly on-line
at our web site www.jnj.com/careers and email khenslee@corus.jnj.com noting
Req. Code 0800148. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has a strong
commitment to diversity and welcomes applications for all individuals. EOE