Co-Op, R&D

Hollister Incorporated - Libertyville, IL

The Co-op Student performs as a member of the R&D team. The Student conducts R&D duties, including but not limited to product development, verification/validation testing, laboratory studies, laboratory maintenance, data analysis, execution of projects, and other tasks as assigned. The Student is expected to prioritize and manage multiple and simultaneous work assignments as directed by members of the R&D team and the R&D Manager. The Student is expected to comply with established safety guidelines and perform duties according to standard operating procedure (SOP) when applicable.

Tasks related to Product Development in a regulated environment according to Stage Gate Design Process

Verification and validation testing

Development of test methods

Literature review and experimental design

Preparation of reagents, test samples and prototypes

Hands-on laboratory studies and bench testing

Creation and maintenance of accurate laboratory records in compliance with department and company policy

Assistance in maintaining laboratory equipment and materials inventory

Other duties as assigned

Academic Credentials/Length of Experience

Participation in a Co-operative Education program requires enrollment in an accredited program of study leading to a Baccalaureate degree in an engineering or science discipline.

Specialized skills/technical knowledge

Prior academic course-associated laboratory or research laboratory experience

Coursework in chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics and / or statistics

Experience in collection and recording of data

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

Ability to follow procedures and cooperate with other team members

Demonstration of interest in research subject or product development, team activities and desire to positively contribute to outcomes

Knowledge of design controls will be useful but not required

Other requirements

Regular attendance is expected. R&D Manager may permit scheduling around concurrent course schedules on a per case basis. Reliable transportation to Hollister’s Libertyville headquarters is required.

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 27600

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