Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow for the Neuroscience Discovery group, located in La Jolla, CA.
Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neuropsychiatry neurologic disorders, oncology, infectious disease, metabolic disorders and immunologic disorders. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, Janssen Research & Development, LLC is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.
We are seeking a highly motivated neuroimmunologist to join the Neuroscience Discovery research team, devoted to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The successful candidate must be well-versed in immunology and have experience working with CNS models. She/he will undertake challenging scientific questions in the area of neuro-immune interactions, with specific focus on the borders of the brain, i.e. meninges, choroid plexus, blood-brain barrier. A proven background in adaptive and particularly humoral immunity is required for the position. The candidate must demonstrate unconventional scientific curiosity, intellectual hunger, be innovative, and be self-driven to take on challenging projects. A desire to complete projects within a specific timeframe of 2-3 years is a must. Postdoctoral fellows are highly encouraged to publish their science in top tier journals with high impact factor.
The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or interdisciplinary biology with approximately 0-4 years of postgraduate experience. The candidate must be comfortable working in the laboratory and should be proficient with multicolor flow cytometry, immune cell culture, and cell isolation techniques (sorting is a definite plus); in addition prior experience with imaging-related techniques like immunofluorescent labeling of cells and tissues, confocal microscopy and/or 2-photon microscopy is a definite plus. In-vivo skills such as familiarity with injection routes (oral gavage, i.p., s.c., tail vein) and experience in aseptic surgical techniques are mandatory for the position. The candidate must be motivated to learn new techniques at a fast pace, innovate, and have a positive attitude towards experimental science.
This position will be located in La Jolla, CA