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POST DOCTORAL FELLOW R&D WOUND CLOSURE AND REPAIR

Somerville, New Jersey
Administration


Job Description

Requisition ID: 5629190128

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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.

 

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Ethicon US LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting a POST DOCTORAL FELLOW R&D WOUND CLOSURE AND REPAIR department located in Somerville, NJ. 

 

The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies. Ethicon represents $3.5 Billion in sales across key surgical platforms (Energy, Endo Mechanical, Wound Closure and Biosurgicals). Specialties include support for treatment of bariatric, colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market-leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon-Endo Surgery was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

 

Primary Responsibility

 

This Postdoctoral Fellow position will be responsible for the development and execution of innovative in vitro and ex vivo microbiological infection models both from a high-throughput and a high-content perspective.  Microscopically accessible flow models will be of interest.

 

Additional Responsibilities

 
  • When appropriate, perform/coordinate basic and applied materials research on medical device materials, or surrogates thereof, to understand their physicochemical interaction with microbiological organisms.
  • Collaborate with internal Ethicon and other J&J associates to further the Company’s capabilities in understanding and producing antimicrobial and anti-infective products.
  • Keep abreast of current published research in the field of interest by searching the scientific and intellectual property literature.
  • When necessary, author/present manuscripts, posters, or other professional publications.
  • Contribute to Ethicon’s intellectual property.
 


Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, or other interdisciplinary physical science is required
  • Experience in growing and quantifying single and multi-species biofilms under both static and dynamic conditions is required
  • Experience with image analysis as it pertains to the quantification of biofilms is highly desirable
  • Experience with traditional surface analytical techniques (SEM, AFM, contact angle, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Experience in traditional microbiological techniques (Plating, MIC tests, staining, etc.) is preferred
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrated leadership is preferred.
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work individually (independently) as well as on a team.
  • Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel (including a high proficiency with generating pivot tables and graphs), and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Additional technical competencies in SharePoint and other information technology systems are highly desirable, as is experience with PubMed databases and other literature databases.
  • Candidates with academic and/or industrial clinical trial experience are strongly preferred.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is strongly preferred.
  • Participation in campus/community service activities is desired.
 

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-New Jersey-Somerville-
Organization
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Administration
Requisition ID
5629190128