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Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 6910181108

Job Description


Janssen, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a 6-month COOP in the Mechanistic & Investigative Toxicology Group within the Department of Preclinical Development & Safety with a start date of Winter or Spring 2019.  Janssen is the name given to Johnson & Johnson’s global group of pharmaceutical companies.  These companies market both conventional and biotech products in a broad range of therapeutic areas.


The Internship Program is focused on providing college students with practical scientific in an industry setting. The primary remit of the Mechanistic & Investigative Toxicology is to use molecular, cellular, biochemical, and in vivo approaches to resolve toxicology issues encountered during drug discovery or development. 


The primary responsibility for the intern or COOP will be to complete a focused independent project under the supervision of a senior scientist in a novel scientific area of interest that will allow the intern to develop and build on their critical thinking and laboratory skills while enhancing the capability of the Mechanistic & Investigative Toxicology Group. Studies may require interaction/collaboration with other research teams, which will expose the intern to cross-functional groups and additional learning opportunities.  Other responsibilities will include efficient organization and analysis of data, writing of reports, and oral communication of data.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Students who have completed two years of college are preferred.
  • 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. 
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills, enthusiasm, and self-motivation are essential.
  • Experience in basic pipetting and familiarity of cell biology is essential.
  • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, e.g. preparation and analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins, PCR, etc and knowledge of cell biology techniques, e.g. maintenance of sterile conditions, suspension and monolayer cell culture are desirable.
  • Prior laboratory experience in academia or pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
  • Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills.
A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 is strongly 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-Pennsylvania-Spring House-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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Requisition ID