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Scientist Biology Oligonucleotide

South San Francisco, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1610180911

The Oligonucleotide Center of Excellence at Janssen Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly motivated scientist to lead ongoing projects in discovery of novel therapeutic agents to treat indications in Infectious Diseases and related areas. The Scientist will be conduct innovative, critical-path discovery research to validate targets, elucidate mechanism of action and optimize activity of therapeutic agents. The successful candidate will aggressively make laboratory-based contributions to achieve research milestones. In addition, working with cross-functional teams, the successful candidate will lead and support the advancement of novel therapeutic approaches to diseases with high unmet need.


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 Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.

Key Responsibilities
  • Design and implement key biological experiments for validating targets, evaluating therapeutic agents and defining mechanism of action. While these will be mainly in vitro based experiments, the ability to perform, manage and interpret in vivo disease models is preferred.
  • Perform independent and collaborative research in a dynamic laboratory environment
  • Manage research activities with external collaborators at CROs and academic partners
  • Make detailed scientific observations, thoroughly analyze data, interpret results and clearly present conclusions to supervisors, colleagues and senior management
  • Participate on project teams where you will lead or collaborate on efforts to discover and develop novel therapeutic agents
  • Develop synergies with colleagues in the Oligonucleotide CoE, Therapeutic Areas and Early Development in order to perform innovative research and develop novel therapeutic agents


Do you strive to join an outstanding team that is dynamic and ever-changing? Is career growth and opportunity appealing to you? Apply to this opportunity today.

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-South San Francisco-
Janssen Biopharma, Inc. (6224)
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