Johnson & Johnson Careers


Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 7829180103

This is a technical position within the Bioanalytical Sciences group. This group is responsible for developing, validating, and conducting bioanalytical methods related to large molecule biotherapeutic drug development across all therapeutic areas of J&J, spanning early research studies, and nonclinical studies to post-market clinical development.


This position is in the Research DMPK Assay Development group.  The Research DMPK Assay Development group develops and validates assays to measure biopharmaceutical products and their targets (target engagement) in samples from early research studies.


The Co-Op Candidate, Research DMPK Assay Development, will:

  • Develop methods to provide PK bioanalytical support for research DMPK studies, e.g. pre-NME selection, post NME efficacy studies, PK/PD mechanistic studies, etc., for Janssen’s biologics.
  • Develop and implement various biochemical/biophysical/immunological analytical methods to characterize ADME issues that arise from post-NME nonclinical and clinical studies.
  • Develop and validate assays to quantify protein therapeutics across preclinical GLP studies and Clinical Phase I-IV trials.
  • Develop and apply new, efficient technologies for the assay of drug concentrations and biomarker activity to meet the needs and milestones of clinical studies.
  • Assure that all validation related data documentation is GLP compliant, when applicable.
  • Support data input into laboratory information management systems.
  • Troubleshoot assays and provide qualified reagents and controls.
  • Initiate and perform assigned research activities within established guidelines
  • Independently rework experiments/analyses based on interpretations and conclusions
  • Review the proper operation and maintenance of current laboratory equipment and analytical instruments
  • Collaborate effectively with fellow project members following priorities, checkpoints and timelines in support of objectives

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or related discipline.
  • Candidates must be available to work Full-time.
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrated leadership is preferred.
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work individually (independently) as well as on a team.
  • Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel (including a high proficiency with generating pivot tables and graphs), and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Additional technical competencies in Sharepoint and other information technology systems are highly desirable, as is experience with PubMed databases and other literature databases.
  • Candidates with lab bench experience in academic and/or industrial settings are strongly preferred.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 with motivation to learn new concepts is strongly preferred.
  • Participation in campus/community service activities is desired.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
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