Associate Scientist II, Infectious Disease Discovery
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson
Janssen BioPharma, Inc., A Division Of Johnson & Johnsons Family Of Companies, Is Recruiting For An Associate Scientist II, Infectious Disease Discovery For Our Research Site In South San Francisco, CA.
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Are you passionate about creating a world without disease? Do you have expertise in virology/immunology? At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we use heart, science and creativity to discover groundbreaking medicines. Transforming 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.
The Viral Biologics group within Infectious Diseases Discovery Biology in Janssen BioPharma Inc. is seeking an Associate Scientist II to join our efforts in the discovery of novel therapeutics and immunotherapeutics for viral pathogens. You will develop and conduct in vitro and in vivo studies to facilitate projection progression. As an Associate Scientist you will interact with external and internal colleagues as a key member of multidisciplinary team whose aim is to identify and validate novel therapies targeting viral pathogens.
Conduct in vivo experiments including dosing, bleeding, tissue harvesting and isolation of immune cells from lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues.
Culturing mammalian cells, including cell lines and primary cells
Functional characterization of T cells by ELISpot and intracellular cytokine staining
Perform immunoassays such as ELISA and molecular biology assays including qPCR and cloning
Designing, performing, and troubleshooting experiments
Recommend improvements to procedures and protocols, ensure equipment is in working order, maintain accurate records of all data and procedures
Work productively as a member of a discovery viral biologics team to support projects for novel antiviral biologics
Contribute to scientific reports, prepare presentations and share results and in a team-based environment.
A B.S. with at least 4 years of experience, or a M.S. with a least 3 years experience is required
Experience within the biopharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred
Knowledge and hands-on research experience in immunology/virology/molecular biology is required
Expertise in immune-related techniques, including immune cell isolation, cell line and primary cell culture, immune cell phenotyping and functional assays (ELISpot, ICS), and flow cytometry analysis is preferred
In vivo model working experience and proficiency in compound dosing, non-terminal blood collection, terminal tissue harvesting, processing and analysis is strongly preferred
Proficient in molecular biology assays including qPCR and cloning is strongly preferred
Advanced level ability to read, analyze and interpret data is required
Knowledge of and hands-on experience with monoclonal antibodies and bispecific antibodies is preferred
Eye for detail and able to work productively with project team members is required
Excellent social, organizational, verbal and written communication skills are required
This position is located in South San Francisco, CA and may require approximately 10% travel.
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