R&D Engineering Co-op

Winter/Spring 2023

Hyalex Orthopaedics is an award winning, venture funded medical device start-up developing transformational synthetic cartilage technology and implant systems for diseased and damaged joints. We address unmet clinical needs to improve patient quality of life. Our Hyalex team is comprised of industry leaders, innovators, and experts who have developed and launched many successful commercial products as well as a team of brilliant engineers, scientists and medical professionals.

At Hyalex, our values are focused on teamwork, communication, innovation, integrity, and accountability and all team members strive to promote an inspirational and productive workplace. Every team member’s contribution is valued as we work towards a common goal of transforming orthopaedics.

We are seeking a co-op candidate to work directly with the R&D, product development, and manufacturing teams supporting the development of innovative synthetic cartilage implants. This position will work on-site in our Lexington facility.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct tests and analyze results to study the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of Hyalex’s novel materials and devices
  • Assist optimization of test methods, manufacturing processes, and fixturing
  • Assist in maintenance and completion of engineering documentation
  • Plan and document studies, and present data reviews
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Fourth or fifth year undergraduate student or graduate student studying mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, materials science or a related discipline
  • As appropriate for the specific project:
    • Experience in static and fatigue mechanical testing and Solidworks
    • Experience with wetlab chemistry in an industrial setting
    • Experience in process/manufacturing activities in an industrial setting
  • Experience in polymeric materials and medical devices is a plus
  • Experience with cleanrooms and/or aseptic technique is a plus
  • Hands-on problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Resourcefulness, diligence, and creativity
  • Previous experience in a regulated environment

The health and safety of our team members is our primary concern, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond compliance with all local, state and national requirements we have taken additional measures to support the safety of our on-site operations and personnel in Lexington, MA.

Please submit resume and expected availability dates.