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La Jolla, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1289190802

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting an Associate Director located in San Diego, CA.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.
Janssen Biotech, Inc. delivers on the promise of new treatments and ways to improve the health of individuals with serious disease. Built upon a legacy of innovative firsts, Janssen Biotech pursues advancing patient care with immunology and oncology solutions. Please visit for more information.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

This Associate Director will lead a newly formed Immune Regulation group within JBIO’s Exploratory Biology team. The core job of this position is to investigate druggable targets in regulatory immune cell types to modulate disease-associated pathways. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing functional assays to enable a deep understanding of the biology associated with these pathways. He or she may participate in the generation of tool molecules to elucidate mechanisms of immune modulation and to develop appropriate therapeutic platforms. In addition to the core job, the candidate may also lead project(s) in the JBIO portfolio once he or she is familiar with the JBIO biologics discovery process. This position demands a good understanding of the biological challenges facing multiple therapeutic areas as well as technical proficiency in the latest methodologies in target validation. To the right candidate, it offers high potential for growth in a drug discovery career.
Primary responsibilities:
1. Design and perform experiments to validate existing and novel targets on cell types of interest.
2. Characterize effects of tool antibodies on disease-associated pathways.
3. Supervise and lead a group of bench scientists to advance platforms in immune regulation.
4. Lead portfolio project(s) if necessary.
5. Analyze and present data in professional “publication ready” format.
6. Author primary publications. Demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication.

• Ph.D. degree in life sciences (immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline in life sciences) is required.
• Eight or more years of industry experience in pharmaceutical research is preferred.
• Proficiency in various experiments characterizing immunological function is required.
• Experience in expansion and functional characterization T regulatory (Treg) cells is required.
• Experience in investigating mechanism of immune regulation and strong publication record in such area is required.
• Supervisory experience is required.

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.


Primary Location
United States-California-La Jolla-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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