Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Principal Data Scientist: Computational Biology

Shanghai, China
Clinical Data Management

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905737484W

o   Collaborate closely with your scientific peers within the WWDA disease areas and local china lung cancer initiative team and Janssen China bioinformatics/IT teams to identify the datasets and analyses necessary to formulate and test scientific hypotheses, discover disease/pathway associations, identify novel targets and/or identify biomarkers

o   Design and develop novel computational pipelines for the analysis and integration of -omic data from clinical studies

o   Maintain expert knowledge of computational biology tools. Review, test and benchmark these tools towards implementation and improvement of WWDA/LCI programs.

o   Keep abreast of scientific literature, emerging approaches and innovations in computational biology.

o   Collaborate with an interdisciplinary WWDA team and across Janssen therapeutic areas

o   Represent the Data Sciences team in both WWDA meetings and meetings with external collaborators

o   Develop deep understanding of China regulation/policy of data science and communicate to WWDA data science team.

o   Develop local solutions in data science field when there is a need


o   PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning or similar field

o   A solid understanding of statistics and data mining of biological data types

o   At least 4 years of experience working with large scale genomic data types (e. g. next generation sequencing, metagenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, etc)

o   Expertise in Python and/or R

o   Experience working in a Linux environment

o   Experience working in an Amazon cloud environment 

o   Outstanding programming and problem-solving skills

o   Self-driven and work well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction

o   A strong desire to understand why things work the way they do

o   Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritize amongst multiple projects

o   Experience with communicating and presenting complex concepts to diverse audiences

o   Must be organizationally adaptable, innovative and thrive in high complexity environments to deliver high quality work product in the face of multiple demands

o   Good communication skills, proficient in English and Chinese



o   Experience analyzing data in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: Type 1 Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer or Pediatrics

o   Experience analyzing diverse patient cohorts containing clinical, -omics and imaging data

o   Expertise in methods pertinent for functional interpretation of -omics data, e. g. pathway enrichment, functional module detection, causal reasoning 

o   Experience with both relational and no-sql databases

o   Experience with machine learning/deep learning techniques 

o   Experience working with real world evidence data

Primary Location
J&J (China) Investments Ltd (7046)
Job Function
Clinical Data Management
Requisition ID