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Associate Scientist II, Exploratory Biology

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 7077190613

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Scientist II, Exploratory Biology located in Spring House, PA.

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 and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.


The Associate Scientist II candidate will join the Exploratory Biology group within Biologics Discovery to support all therapeutic areas (TA) at Janssen Biotherapeutics. This person will be part of a team validating novel targets, including complex membrane ones, to support pre-clinical and early clinical research. Their responsibilities include: developing binding and functional assays to characterize targets, developing functional assays for in vitro pharmacology, developing assays to evaluate novel mechanisms of action, and developing membrane-integral antigens for immunization and screening. Experience in functional assays in oncology and immunology, flow cytometry, and cell culture is required. The successful candidate needs to have a strong ability to connect with other colleagues in JBIO and TA partners in a collaborative environment. Also, they are expected to present scientific results to multidisciplinary teams.

Primary responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  1. Perform literature research, design, perform and interpret in vitro and ex vivo experiments to characterize targets and provide functional readouts. Relevant assays and skills include: primary cell fractionation, binding assays, and various functional assays (especially pertaining to immunology and oncology). Troubleshoot where necessary.

  2. Analyze and present data in professional 'publication ready' format.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage multiple experiments simultaneously.

  4. Keep up-to-date with the literature in his/her field.

  5. Demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication.

  • Master’s Degree in life sciences (molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or a related discipline) OR a Bachelor’s Degree in life science with 3 years of experience is required.
  • Experience in multi-color flow cytometry is required; experience in cell sorting preferred.
  • Experience in cell-based functional assays is required.
  • Experience with testing antibodies in functional assays in vitro is preferred.
  • Experience working in industry is 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-Welsh & McKean Roads
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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