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Senior Scientist, Computational Biology, Infectious Diseases
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Cambridge, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/04/2021
Expire Date: 02/09/2022
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Science, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology, Infectious Diseases

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for Senior Scientist, Computational Biology, Infectious Diseases, located in Spring House, PA or Cambridge, MA.


At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to build a world without disease. Redefining 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 www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.


The Infectious Diseases Discovery group at Janssen Research & Development, is seeking a highly motivated Scientist to join the antibacterials team to contribute to our efforts to discover and develop new bacteriophage-based therapies.

In this exciting role you will:

  • Join a dynamic team to discover, validate and develop bacteriophage compositions using a variety of in vitro, ex vivo, and in silico molecular and microbiology assays.
  • Independently and proactively design experiments, correlate genotypic and phenotypic assay results, analyze data and present results during team meetings.
  • Generate data packages required for key project milestones, document results, and contribute to the writing of preclinical technical reports.
  • Evaluate, develop, and apply relevant computational methodology and biology reported in the scientific literature to assay development efforts.

  • PhD with 3-5 or more years post-doctoral or proven experience in Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related scientific discipline is required.
  • Experience working with phage is required.
  • Experience in creating and developing high-performance computational software applications is required..
  • Ability to design, execute, analyze, and accurately document experimental results is required.
  • High degree of technical precision and experience with analytical molecular biology assays such as nucleic acid purification and next generation sequencing is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of standard microbiology techniques and their impact on sample generation for bioinformatic analysis is required.
  • Experience in meta-genomic analysis of ex vivo preclinical and clinical tissue samples is required. This position does not involve direct work with preclinical animals or clinical samples.
  • Engagement in learning new techniques and analytical software is required.
  • Strong motivation and ability to determine solutions to overcome scientific challenges is required.
  • Strong scientific written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Proficiency in working as a member of an R&D team, excellent use of time management skills, and desire to work in a fast-paced environment is required.

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
Other Locations
North America-United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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