C. R. Bard, Inc.

R&D Co-Op - Woburn, MA

4 weeks ago
Industry / Category
Medical Device / Engineering
Job ID
Career Level
Woburn MA / Davol Inc.


Bard Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., located in Warwick, RI, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. We focus our business on key surgical specialties, including Soft Tissue Repair, Surgical Fixation, Biomaterials and Orthopedic/Wound Management Irrigation.


Bard Davol Inc. has a manufacturing facility located in Woburn, Massachusetts. The Woburn location manufactures four product lines which includes the BioSurgery line of products for the Davol division. This location is conveniently located just north of Boston, at the junction of Routes 93 and 95.

Our company and all of its locations have a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel. We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our business.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

Bard Davol’s, Woburn, Massachusetts manufacturing plant has an exciting semester long, full-time Co-Op opportunity. Under direct supervision and guidance, this co-op will be provided an opportunity to be exposed to the medical device field and offered hands on experience working within the BioSurgery Research & Development group on hemostatic agents for the control of surgical bleeding. Working with cross-functional process and product development teams and alongside experienced engineers, you will contribute to design solutions and the advancement of new process and product development projects. This individual would be responsible for compiling, analyzing and reporting operational test and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products, processes or materials. You will be assigned to specific product and/or support teams.

Essential Job Functions

  • Undertakes and successfully completes simple or basic project/product development tasks to include any of the following: developing and writing test protocols, formulating, characterizing and evaluating process development activities, product prototypes, developing and documenting new process or product concepts, documenting of all test results and processes.
  • May assist in inventing / creating concepts and designs/approaches for new products/processes/test methods.
  • Designs, procures and fabricates simple tooling and fixtures.
  • Designs and coordinates engineering tests and experiments.
  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results to technical community.
  • Completes basic tasks on engineering documentation.
  • Train technicians/operators on new processes and/or test procedures.
  • Identifies areas for improvement, suggests solutions and submits idea records.
  • Special projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

In order to be eligible for the R&D Co-op position, the candidate must be enrolled in an accredited college/institution and be in good academic standing pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Polymer Science. Only students in their Sophomore year or above will be considered. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required (or 4.0 for those enrolled in programs with a 5.0 scale).  The student must be available to work during session indicated and show demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.  


* This position is located in Woburn, MA and student will be required to provide his/her own transportation.

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