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Senior Principal Scientist Biology, Metabolic Complications, Cardiovascular & Metabolism Discovery

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4205180222

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Senior Principal Scientist, located in Boston, MA.
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.  
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.
The Senior Principal Scientist within our CVM Discovery group will support drug discovery of novel therapeutics for cardiovascular, fatty liver and/or diabetic kidney diseases.   The position is a lab-based role and the successful candidate will be joining the In vitro Pharmacology team and will lead and direct the execution of multiple projects.  The Sr. Prin. Sci. will use emerging developments in these fields to generate novel target ideas and provide technical and strategic input with the goal of progressing novel drug candidates into clinical development and beyond. The primary responsibility of the Sr. Prin. Sci. is to provide scientific and technical direction and support for conducting research involving in vitro preclinical studies. The qualified scientist needs to independently direct, plan and execute in vitro and ex vivo experiments, to develop protocols, to document data, to troubleshoot problems, and to interpret data and communicate results. The qualified candidate will work in cross-functional teams, including translational medicine, discovery, biomarkers, program project teams and disease-specific working groups, to shape a discovery and in vitro pharmacology strategy for novel drug candidates and will bring forward novel assays and innovative technologies to support long-term plans.  Additional responsibilities include:
  • Study planning, execution, troubleshooting, documentation according to best business practices
  • Scientific supervision and mentoring of junior scientists
  • Interprets and integrates data and makes recommendations for critical discovery project decisions and achievement of project goals
  • Presenting scientific accomplishments internally and externally to the scientific community including key opinion leaders

  • Ph.D. with at least 8 years of post-graduate experience in cardiovascular, liver or kidney biology in the pharmaceutical industry is required
  • Experience in performing in vitro pharmacological and mechanistic studies in cardiovascular, liver, metabolic and/or kidney diseases is required
  • Demonstrated competence for team leadership and/or people management is required
  • Record of scientific accomplishments directed toward the discovery and development of therapeutic agents, including publishing work in journals, oral presentations within and outside industry, and participation in professional societies is required
  • This position may require 10% travel.

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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