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POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY

San Diego, California
Administration


Job Description

Requisition ID: 5588190128

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.

 

With $76.5 billion in 2017 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 markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

 

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.

 

Janssen Research & Development, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scientist in Computational Chemistry.  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.  

 

We are seeking a highly motivated computational chemist//cheminformatician to join the Computational Chemistry group at Janssen.

 

The Postdoctoral Scientist will:

  • Compare the performances of virtual screening approaches including docking, shape-based similarity searching, and machine learning on large (100M-1B) datasets
  • Develop, implement, and deliver methodologies for new virtual screening approaches
  • Compile consistent data sets for model training in collaboration with experimental scientists.
  • Compare in-house developed models to literature and commercial methods.
  • Collaborate with external academic and industrial research partners.

Qualifications
  • A Ph. D. in a relevant discipline such as Computational Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Biology, Theoretical Chemistry
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future. 
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates must have the ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary, global team and possess excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Candidates must have experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience with comparable scripting or programming language like Python is preferred
  • Experience developing AI/machine learning/QSAR models is preferred
  • Experience with docking programs such as GLIDE, GOLD, FRED, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with ligand-based virtual screening technologies such as pharmacophore searching, fingerprint/shape-based similarity searching, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with distributed computing such AWS, supercomputer centers, etc.is preferred.
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.
Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego-
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Administration
Requisition ID
5588190128