Metabolomics Scientist

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 8765170202-en-us

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Metabolomics Scientist, to be 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 seeking a motivated and productive analytical chemist at the PhD level with a strong understanding of mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics to work within a metabolomics group at our Spring House, PA site.  The candidate must have experience designing studies and extensive knowledge and hands-on experience of GC-MS and LC-MS analysis of biological samples.  Knowledge of univariate and multivariate analysis of the results is essential.  A good understanding of biochemical pathways and pathway analysis is desirable.  Bioanalytical and/or metabolomics publications are required.  As the position involves multi-disciplinary efforts and external collaborations, good interpersonal skills are needed.


The Scientist will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Janssen therapeutic teams and/or external partners in designing, performing and interpreting metabolomics studies.
  • Preparation of various biological samples for MS analysis, optimization of conditions, processing data, analyzing data and writing reports, and communicating results in a team environment.
  • Reviewing literature to support on-going discovery projects and submit new project proposals.
  • Maintaining electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Publishing in high impact peer reviewed journals.

  • PhD in chemistry or a related discipline with at least 3 years of hands on laboratory experience.
  • High impact publications are required.
  • It is required that the candidate be able to conduct research experiments, including trouble shooting with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of LC-MS and related metabolomics software is required.
  • Hands-on experience or familiarity with LC-MS techniques is required.
  • Proficiency in data analysis of large data sets and writing reports is required.
  • Good communication skills to understand customer needs and to verbalize experimental results are required.
  • Familiarity with Bruker NMR spectrometers and software is advantageous.
  • Experience in drug discovery environment is preferred.

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