In silico Immunology — Research Scientist position, J&J

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment



Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson’s family of companies, is recruiting for a Research Scientist for Molecular Profiling, located in Radnor, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

This position is with the In Silico Immunology team and requires a highly motivated and skilled Research Scientist to assist in the development of innovative therapies for immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, COPD and inflammatory bowel disease.

This position requires the Research Scientist to accelerate time to market of differentiated medicines for immunology through the use of informatics in driving innovation and enabling effective decision making. The successful candidate will work alongside scientists in discovery, biomarkers and clinical to design experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results. Data analysis will focus on determining the efficacy and safety of compounds, impacting dose decisions, selecting novel indication for targets and compounds, the biological interpretation of results, and the identification of prediction biomarker for patient stratification. The successful candidate will represent the department on cross-functional disease focused teams.  They will be encouraged to publish and to develop and maintain a strong professional network within the internal and external scientific communities.


The successful candidate will have at a minimum a Masters degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field with 5 years of academic and/or industry experience OR a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field. The ability to apply data mining, machine learning, and emergent algorithms to pre-clinical, clinical and health outcomes data is required. Experience in network analysis and/or modeling biological pathways is required. Experience in handling exploratory data such as microarrays is required, protein arrays, ELISA, MS or NGS is highly desired. Proficiency in software such as SAS, S-PLUS, R, Omicsoft, Cytoscape is desired. A strong publication track record is desired. The ability to build effective and trusted partnerships with internal and external scientists is essential.  This position is located in Radnor, PA.

The on-line application form can be found here. [Eventually.  It seems to be something of an intelligence test.]

Primary Location

North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Radnor


J&J Pharmaceutical R&D Inc. (6084)

Relocation Eligible

Yes – in Region

Job Function


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