Post-Doctoral Fellow - Neuroimmunology

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Job Description

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


With $81.6 billion in 2018 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 125,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world.


Calling all big thinkers and world-changers who want to drive their careers forward across more than 250 leading businesses in consumer, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


Janssen Research & Development, LLC., a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow, Discovery Neuroscience to be located in San Diego, CA.


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, vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases and pulmonary hypertension.


We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.


Position Components


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience in neuroimmunology, with emphasis on the role of the adaptive immune system in neuroinflammatory diseases of the CNS.  In this unique opportunity, the postdoctoral fellow will work independently towards research goals in the area of the role of T and B cells in neuroinflammation. The neuroscience team has considerable scientific expertise in this area and will be able to mentor the postdoctoral fellow towards asking scholarly questions with the overarching aim of unraveling novel B or T cell biology in neuroinflammatory diseases of the CNS. The goal of the postdoctoral fellow is to drive innovation in neuroimmunology resulting in 1-2 high-impact publications.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Immunology or related discipline with demonstration of research experience in neuroimmunology
  • Predoctoral candidates graduating soon are encouraged to apply; for candidates with Ph.D., less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience will be preferred
  • Predoctoral or postdoctoral work in T or B cell biology; proven experience in adaptive immunity research, in the form of scientific productivity reflected by publication(s)
  • Experience in multicolor flow cytometry is a must – this includes the ability to design, optimize, and implement panels to characterize cells isolated from peripheral and central (brain/spinal cord) tissues; this is required

  • Demonstrated imaging (confocal and/or 2-photon) experience, including experimental protocols to fix, collect, and label tissues is preferred

  • Prior in-vivo experience in disease models of neuroinflammation is also preferred; in the absence of such experience, you must demonstrate the ability to handle rodents with dosing and tissue collection (blood/spleen/meninges/brain/spinal cord) techniques

  • Prior research experience with rodent brain and meninges is an additional plus

  • Experience with rodent models involving passive transfer and subsequent tracking of cells is a plus

  • Self-driven, highly motivated candidate with a hunger to drive innovation

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and relationship-building skills and the ability to work in a highly matrixed environment are required


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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