Principal Scientist, Discovery Immunology

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5174160923-en-us

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.  
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Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  
This individual will provide scientific leadership for the discovery of novel therapeutics for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).   They will lead scientific projects while managing a team of biologists in target validation, profiling and advancing compounds through in vitro assays. Developing and managing collaborations with academic and industry partners to discover novel biology and advance projects relevant to IBD will be a critical component of this role. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Working independently, manage and mentor scientists doing cutting edge research, design experiments, interpret data, troubleshoot and suggest next steps, detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Collaboratively work in a matrix environment, present ideas, both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences including scientific colleagues and senior leadership
  • Drive collaborations, internally and externally, with scientists from different disciplines to drive value
  • Work in a collaborative environment where ideas can be respectfully challenged to drive excellence and innovation

  • A PhD in Immunology/pharmacology or related scientific discipline with at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry or academic experience is required
  • Post-doctoral training is preferred
  • Experience in either IBD and/or running discovery projects is required
  • Solid background in Immunology/Pharmacology is preferred
  • Strong understanding of IBD disease pathophysiology is preferred
  • Ability to manage people and projects (softer leadership is required)
  • Small molecule drug discovery is preferred
  • Experience in intestinal epithelial and immune cell homeostasis and the microbiome is preferred
  • Experience with development of complex cellular systems to mimic aspects of human disease and uncovering novel biology relevant to human immune-mediated diseases particularly IBD is preferred
  • Experience leading and advancing drug discovery programs, particularly small molecules, in immune-mediated diseases is preferred
  • Previous leadership experience (coaching, mentoring, leading projects) is required
  • Up to 10% travel is required

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