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Sr. Associate Scientist - Assay Group

San Diego, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 5844190926

The Janssen Biotherapeutics organization is seeking a Senior Associate Scientist to join its therapeutic protein discovery efforts based in San Diego. 

The Assay Group within Janssen Biotherapeutics New Platforms and Technologies develops and runs assays to support biologic therapeutic and platform discovery. You will perform job duties with moderate supervision to produce top level methods and robust experimental data. 

In this role you will be knowledgeable in the latest methods/techniques pertaining to biochemical and cell-based assay development, with a keen eye for functional process improvements. You will identify discrepancies in experimental data and effectively troubleshoot technical issues. You are also experienced in the use of data management tools to record and retrieve data. You are also capable of representing the Assay Group on cross functional project teams.

You will participate in multiple programs supporting multiple therapeutic areas. The position requires collaboration with other departments and scientists within various functional groups so proactive communication to facilitate inter/intra-team workflow/handoffs is critical. You must be able to clearly communicate results and inferences to project teams and senior colleagues.



M.S. with 6 years of experience or a B.S./B.A. with 9 years of experience performing progressively advanced duties above the Associate Scientist II level.

Experience and Skills:

  • Proficiency in developing and running biochemical and cell-based assays.
  • Experience with automation and liquid handling preferred.
  • As part of a creative, innovative research team you will collaborate effectively with fellow project members following priorities, checkpoints and timelines in support of objectives.
  • You have excellent observational, analytical and documentation skills, and are a highly motivated and conscientious teammate.

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-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
Job Function
Requisition ID