Johnson & Johnson Careers


San Diego, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 5301180105

The Neuroscience Team at Janssen Research and Development, LLC in La Jolla, CA is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to research neuropsychiatric diseases.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

The aim of the Neuroscience Team at Janssen Research and Development, LLC in La Jolla, California is to understand the pathophysiological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases and to develop medicines to treat them.  To this end, we seek an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to develop iPS-derived neuronal models to study the cellular and molecular phenotypes associated with disease.  The long term goal of the program is to discover cellular disease signatures or phenotypes amenable to high throughput screening.  By interacting with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, the fellow will be uniquely positioned to perform and publish cutting-edge basic science while benefiting from the resources and technologies of a pharmaceutical 


The qualified candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, and have in depth knowledge and experience with human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells including their generation, maintenance, and differentiation into neuronal-like cells.  Experience in methods of determining neuronal function, including calcium imaging, electrophysiological techniques and/or image-based morphological analysis, is also essential.   A well-qualified candidate will have conducted their own novel research project in the neuroscience field using iPS-derived neurons and have published in peer-reviewed journals.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, as well as the desire to work in an energetic, interdisciplinary team.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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