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Olympus Corporation of the Americas R&D Engineering Co-Op (January-June 2024, Full-Time) in Westborough, Massachusetts


Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.

Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View

We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a co-op to join our R&D Engineering team in our Westborough, MA office. This 6-month program will run from January 2024 - June 2024. This is a full-time opportunity involving 35-40 hours per week.

Olympus Surgical Technologies America is a business casual, team-oriented atmosphere. Products are developed and managed from Westborough, but manufacturing is performed at other locations. Therefore multi-site discussions via conference calls are required for communication and product development. The co-op’s project work will be directed by the Project Engineer and will contribute to the efforts of the cross-functional team. He/she should be expected to also work independently with minimal supervision in the lab, summarizing data, and writing technical reports. He/she will also be involved with the team meeting where input is encouraged

Job Duties

  • The co-op will work in the research and development department primarily focused on urology surgical devices.

  • Here, he/she will assist with activities such as collecting R&D data, creating and modifying designs/drawings utilizing SolidWorks, testing prototype devices for functionality, writing technical reports, making presentations and giving weekly team updates.

  • The ideal candidate will have previous work experience in a research lab or the medical device industry. The ability to work as a team and hit the ground running is a major plus.

Job Qualifications


  • Must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited 4-year institution.

  • Must complete freshman year before the internship begins and graduate after the internship ends. Preferred fields of study include Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, or related discipline.

  • Must not now or in the future require immigration-related sponsorship.**

  • ** Olympus policy is not to provide immigration-related sponsorship for internships, Fellows programs and other entry-level roles that are fed by the internship program. Accordingly, Olympus discourages applicants for such positions who will, either now or in the future, require Olympus sponsorship in order to obtain or maintain lawful employment authorization

  • ​​​​​​​Has demonstrated the ability to balance academic and extracurricular commitments, for example, work experience, clubs, volunteer activities, teams, etc.


  • Good written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere

  • Mathematical skills in Statistics, Calculus and Physics

  • MATLAB, C, Python, Java / Coding experience is a plus

  • Experience with Arduino, Beagle Board, Raspberry PI is a plus

  • Previous work experience in the medical device industry is a plus

  • Experience with a CAD design package, preferably SolidWorks is a plus

  • Hands-On experience in a lab and shop environment is a plus.

Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes

  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles

  • 12 Paid Holidays

  • Educational Assistance

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs

  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks

  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations

We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at .

About us:

Our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit .

Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.

Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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