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Principal Scientist, Obesity Neuro Biology, Cardiovascular & Metabolism Discovery

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8770180912

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Principal Scientist, located in Spring House, PA.
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.  
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.
The primary responsibility of the Principal Scientist is to Lead programs, provide scientific, strategic and experimental support for conducting research on pathways involved in the regulation of energy balance.

  • PhD with at least 5 years of industry experience is required
  • Experience in in situ hybridization and co-localization is required
  • Expertise in optogenetic/chemo genetic characterization of neural pathways regulating energy balance is required
  • Expertise in preclinical models of feeding behavior and energy expenditures is required
  • Deep understanding of central and peripheral mechanisms regulating energy balance is required
  • At least 5 years of experience designing and conducting hands-on experiments with the most recent technology is required 
  • Experience as project leader required
  • Must be comfortable initially spending a minimum 90% of time spent in the lab
  • Recognized as a scientific leader internally or SME
  • Experience contributing/participating in defining scientific strategy for department is required
  • Must have a broad internal/external network with solid publication/oral presentation record /excellent presentation skills
  • Must have a robust external network and publication record

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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