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R&D Co-Op; TD - Lab

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Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Libertyville 
Department: Research & Development 


The Co-op Student performs as a member of the R&D team. The Student conducts R&D duties, including but not limited to data analytics to support 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.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Use of programming to analyze large data sets, which will include:
    • Historical and recent clinical trials
    • Modeling of in vitro experiments
    • Ileostomy output registry data
  • Literature review and experimental design
  • 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 (https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/analytics/).


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 Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services.  www.Hollister.com 

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

Job Req ID: 29673

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Product Development, Testing, R&D, Research, Technology