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Return-To-Work Program, Associate Scientist (Re-Ignite)

San Diego, California
Administration


Job Description

Requisition ID: 6579190607

Did you take a break from the professional world to pursue other priorities? Do you want to generate innovative solutions to synthetic and medicinal chemistry challenges within the context of small molecule drug discovery projects? If you are an experienced, medicinal chemist with excellent organic synthesis expertise with a break of two or more years, this “Re-Ignite Career Program is for you.

This four (4) month paid internship as part of our Re-Ignite Career Program will refresh your technical skills while you work with a market leader in healthcare. In addition to key job responsibilities, we provide technical training, professional development, and peer mentoring with full access to the R&D chemistry community at Janssen and the possibility of becoming a full-time employee after completion of the program with the most dynamic health care organization in the world, Johnson & Johnson. 

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting Associate Scientists, Discovery Chemistry, for our site 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 and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com/ for more information.

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

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The newly formed Discovery Chemistry group is committed to the delivery of high quality drug candidates working with all six Janssen Therapeutic Areas (TAs). This mission requires deep scientific expertise in several disciplines including chemistry, cellular and molecular pharmacology, enzymology, and screening technologies coupled with an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners.

We are seeking an experienced Bachelor’s- or Master’s -level medicinal chemist with excellent organic synthesis expertise to advance small molecule drug discovery programs toward the clinic. In this laboratory-based paid internship, the successful candidate will partner with both internal and external medicinal chemistry teams to generate innovative solutions to synthetic and medicinal chemistry challenges within the context of small molecule drug discovery projects.  She/he will maintain close interactions with computer assisted design scientists and biologists.  Strong people skills and the ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary, goal driven environment are key attributes.


  Responsibilities of the Associate Scientist Intern may include:

  • Maintaining a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Developing and executing clear synthetic strategies towards complex molecules using state-of-the-art synthetic methodologies.
  • Synthesizing drug-like molecules utilizing medicinal chemistry knowledge and an understanding of ADME, pharmacokinetics and optimal physicochemical properties.
  • Collaboratively supporting the advancement of compounds through in vitro and in vivo studies to identify development candidates.
  • Collaboration with structure-based design groups to impact rational design of molecules.
  • Working on novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.
  • Contributing to scientific strategies and goals within a project team setting.
  • Presenting data and reports on project status at individual and group meetings.
Generating data for and serving as co-author on research published in peer reviewed journals and presenting work at scientific conferences

Qualifications
  • A current career break from chemistry of two or more years, required
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with 2 or more years of synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry industry experience is required.
~ OR ~
  • A current career break from chemistry of two or more years, required
  • A Master’s Degree in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry with significant synthetic experience is required
  • Strong track record of achievement in organic synthesis, with a deep knowledge of modern synthetic, analytical techniques is preferred.
  • Proven track record of scientific contributions including peer reviewed publications, patents and presentations is preferred.
  • Independent thinking and the ability to effectively collaborate in a highly matrixed environment is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including preparation of presentations is required.
  • This position is based in our company location in San Diego, CA.


Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego-
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Administration
Requisition ID
6579190607