Johnson & Johnson Careers


San Diego, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8382180730

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.


With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scientist, Phenomics, to be located in La Jolla, 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 for more information.

Lead Discovery is a critical part of the Discovery Sciences organization in Janssen R&D, and is committed to the delivery of high quality chemical leads needed for the generation of small molecule clinical compounds in all five Janssen Therapeutic Area (TA) discovery groups.  We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as a Postdoctoral Scientist to lead a scientific effort that combines phenotypic screening, chemical biology, and determination of cellular mechanism of action for drug discovery target identification.

Job Description

The postdoctoral scientist will develop phenotypic screens for hematologic disease indications, and employ those screens against a variety of small molecule libraries.  S/he will have access to world class resources, and collaborate closely with chemical biologists, enzymologists, and proteomics scientists, both in-house and in an academic lab, to identify novel drug targets and elucidate the cellular mechanism of action of identified small molecules.  The position will report to the Global Head of Lead Discovery and a Group Leader of Cellular Screening.  The position provides an opportunity to learn about phenotypic drug discovery while collaborating with a breadth of Janssen drug discovery experts.  The postdoctoral scientist will present their results at external conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in cellular, molecular or chemical biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, hematology or related field is required
  • Extensive lab experience in cell and molecular biology is required; knowledge in latest methodologies (eg. CRISPR, library preparation for sequencing) is desirable
  • Experience with establishing biologically relevant cellular models and assays amenable for drug discovery is preferred
  • Expertise with methods such as luminescence, fluorescence, high content approaches (imaging or flow cytometry) and quantitative data analysis is required
  • Recent primary authorship in high-quality peer-reviewed journals is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required 
  • Interest in learning multidisciplinary drug discovery and working within a team setting
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.
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Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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