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Oncology Discovery/Translational Research Scientist Intern

  • Job Title Oncology Discovery/Translational Research Scientist Intern
  • Function General Administration
  • Sub Function Administration
  • Location Spring House, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2206083713W
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Oncology Discovery/Translational Research Scientist Intern
2023 Summer Intern (Oncology TA) - (Undergraduate/Graduate)

At Johnson & Johnson, we use technology and the power of teamwork to discover new ways to prevent and overcome the world’s the most significant healthcare challenges. Our Corporate, Consumer Health, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical teams leverage data, real-world insights, and creative minds to make life-changing healthcare products and medicines. We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives. With a reach of more than a billion people every day, there’s no limit to the impact you can make here. Are you ready to reimagine healthcare?

Here, your career breakthroughs will change the future of health, in all the best ways. And you’ll change, too. You’ll be inspired, and you’ll inspire people across the world to change how they care for themselves and those they love. Amplify your impact. Join us!

As a summer intern in the Oncology Discovery or Translational Research department, you will be a member of a team dedicated to the research and development of new therapeutics. Selected candidates will be assigned a mentor and get an opportunity to work with oncology teams. Each intern will have their own project developed jointly with their mentor and will be expected to present the results of their work to their project teams, the oncology Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and as a poster/abstract at the research symposium at the end of the internship. The goal of this internship program is to provide undergraduate and graduate students experience in working in a large pharmaceutical R&D setting and to gain a basic understanding of the science and process of novel drug development. The intern will have the opportunity to learn new aspects of disease biology and ways to identify novel therapeutics / drug targets and/or determine the mechanism of action behind emerging drugs. Students will also receive detailed training on the technology platforms (e.g., ELISA, PCR, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, cell culture, cell-based functional assays) and analytical methods required for their project. Students will receive training on experimental planning and execution, as well as receive guidance on how to troubleshoot experiments relative to their summer project. This role involves extensive global team matrix interactions with colleagues from a number of different disciplines.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Experimental design and execution
  • Participating in department and team meetings
  • Participating in cross-functional team meetings
  • Data collection and recording keeping
  • Shadowing key functional roles for learning/development opportunities
  • Assisting with interpretation, reporting, and preparation of oral and written results of product research, in concert with senior clinical personnel
  • Review of literature and related new technologies
  • Leadership opportunities on specific programs and or group projects
  • Abstract/ poster preparation and presentation at organization-wide research symposium
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Undergraduate college students with completion of a minimum of four semesters
  • Must have experience or pursuing a degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, or similar fields
  • Graduate students must be pursuing a masters or a PhD degree
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good presentation skills; leading presentations to peers, project teams and senior leadership teams
  • Working knowledge and/or experience using Microsoft suite of business tools including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, Word, Teams, Slack, Sharepoint, OneNote, Etc.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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