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Senior Associate Scientist, Discovery Chemistry (Multiple Openings) - La Jolla, CA

San Diego, California; La Jolla, California
Chemistry


Job Description

Requisition ID: 6786191004

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist, Discovery Chemistry located in La Jolla, CA (San Diego area).

 
 

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Research and Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

 
 

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 position, 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 Senior Associate Scientist include:

  • Maintaining a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Working with autonomy to design experiments, interpret data, and propose next steps.
  • 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 Bachelor’s Degree with at least 9 years of medicinal chemistry industry experience is required.  ~ OR ~  A Master’s Degree in organic or medicinal chemistry with at least 6 years of medicinal chemistry industry experience is required.
  • Strong track record of achievement in medicinal chemistry, with a deep knowledge of modern synthetic, analytical techniques is required.
  • 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 La Jolla, CA.
 

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-
Other Locations
North America-United States-California-La Jolla
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
Job Function
Chemistry
Requisition ID
6786191004