Job ID R-383157 Date posted 12/10/2020

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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The BD Research & Development Summer Internship Program provides the student with an opportunity to partner with peers, senior personnel, and supervisors who provide informal mentoring and coaching. Students will have the opportunity to be exposed to our process of designing and developing technologies and products related to medical and/or interventional devices, in vitro diagnostics, and life science research for different global markets.  Selected students may work with cross-functional or interdisciplinary teams and may have multiple internal partners and customers.

Each intern will have an individual project and the opportunity to develop technical engineering and scientific expertise. Through our summer internship, intern students develop an extensive professional network, learn how to work in a scientific and engineering environment, build hands-on laboratory skills, and deliver presentations showcasing their work.  The summer internship program is a great opportunity to gain exposure to a fortune 500 biotechnology and medical device company and specifically, BD’s culture.

We are recruiting for a highly driven engineering/science students with a passion for technology and product development.  The candidate is responsible for all relocation, housing, and transportation costs.

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The intern will work as a member of a team that is involved in identifying, developing, and testing new technologies for a range of interventional medical devices used in surgery.  Specifically, the team is focused on chemical and materials aspects of these devices.  Under the supervision of a senior scientist, the intern will help with the development of new chemical formulations (hydrogels, coatings, emulsions etc.) and test methods for characterizing these formulations.  This includes chemical modifications of biopolymers, determination of their physico-chemical properties by various analytical instrumentation methods, and assessment of functional performance both in-vitro and in-vivo.



  • The candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without limitations and require no sponsorship for visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status)
  • MS/PhD students pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Textile Engineering or other relevant areas
  • Hands on experience working in a graduate level chemistry/materials science/biomedical lab
  • Working knowledge of analytical instrumentation techniques used for materials characterization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for duration of the 10 to 12-week summer internship period


  • GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Previous Internship Experience
  • MS/PhD Degree:  All levels are encouraged to apply
  • Experience developing polymeric materials for biomedical applications
  • Understanding of human anatomy especially musculoskeletal system

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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