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Job Description

Requisition ID: 0451170915

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson and Johnson Company, is hiring a Postdoctoral Scientist to research the Assembly of Postsynaptic Signaling Complexes to be located in La Jolla CA.

We are seeking a highly-motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to develop this exciting science.  


The Postdoctoral Scientist will:

  • Employ biochemical and genetic strategies to elucidate the molecular composition and plasticity of neuronal glutamate receptor complexes. 
  • Discover new drug targets and interrogate their roles with transgenic models and pharmacological agents. 
  • Interact with Johnson and Johnson’s medicinal chemistry, biochemical screening and molecular neurobiology teams.
  • Perform and publish cutting-edge basic science while benefiting from the resources and technologies of a pharmaceutical company.  


  • A minimum of a Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) is required in a relevant discipline such as Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or Neuroscience.
  • Have relevant high impact publications as the first author. 
  • A minimum of 2 publications are required for the candidate to be considered for this opportunity; neuroscience research and publications are strongly desired. 

The Neuroscience Team at the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC in La Jolla, California discovers medicines to treat neuropsychiatric diseases – especially disorders of mood and cognition.  Our discovery strategy focuses in part on the emerging pharmacology of synaptic receptors and their associated subunits. We thrive on our diverse culture, celebrate the uniqueness of our employees and commit to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience


Location: La Jolla, CA


Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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