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Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Scientist located in Spring House, PA.


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.


The High-Throughput (HTP) Precursor Screening group is responsible for supporting the biologic discovery pipeline in JBIO.  This group is also responsible for designing and implementing broadly-based biophysical analyses aimed at characterizing the identify, binding affinity, and epitope of large panels of biologics in a high-throughput manner.


The Scientist will focus on using screening methods such as Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange (HDX) epitope mapping, and other biophysical techniques to deliver high quality data that enable hit-to-lead candidate selection.  Additionally, this individual will develop new methods through collaborations and employ established biophysical methods to characterize and  determine the quality of therapeutic biologics for in vivo use that meet the target molecule profile for a given therapeutic indication.  One key objective for this position is to explore optimal methods to predict the quality of next generation biologics.  Work closely with colleagues from Antibody Generation and JBIO project teams to understand program needs and design studies appropriately.  Cross-train in multiple biophysical techniques with emphasis on binding interaction determinations and higher-order structural characterizations.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expertise in binding and structural characterizations to be applied to all early discovery projects.

  • Ensure that methods used are fit-for-purpose, state of the art and optimal for testing pipeline assets.

  • Utilize biosensor instrumentation (i.e. Biacore, ProteOn, Octet, LSA, MASS-2, etc.).

  • Conduct hands-on biophysical measurements in the laboratory.

  • Communicate results to program teams and management.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of ligand-macromolecule kinetic and binding concepts based on chemical principles.


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Science (preferably Biochemistry or Biophysics) or Engineering is required.  A Ph.D. in Science or Engineering is preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 years of scientific experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry with a Master’s degree or a minimum of 1 year of scientific experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry with a Ph.D. is required.

  • Experience with biosensor instrumentation is required.
  • Experience with Mass Spectrometry is preferred.
  • Experience with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)/Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography (HIC)/Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)/Ion Exchange Chromatography (IEX), automation and bioinformatics is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and/or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements is required.

  • A strong track record as an innovator as demonstrated by publications or patents is required.

  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Must possess an unparalleled work ethic with tremendous motivation.

  • Must have the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • The ability to manage large data sets is required.
  • The ability to help drive assigned projects to a sound scientific conclusion is required.

  • The ability to collaborate with all levels of management in a matrix environment 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.

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United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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