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Scientist, Formulation Sciences - Drug Product Development

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson

Malvern, PA 19355
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Job Description

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnsons Family of Companies is recruiting for a Scientist, Formulation Sciences - Drug Product Development located in Malvern, PA.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. 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. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at (file:///C:/Users/jamie%20yacco/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/JHNHJA6O/) and follow Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Scientist, Formulation Sciences will work in the large molecule Drug Product Development (DPD) department. This role requires a Scientist with expertise in Formulation Science and Protein Characterization, who will apply a balanced mixture of experimental and computational approaches to generate mechanistic data and insight to guide formulation selection/optimization. The Scientist, Formulation Sciences will have an opportunity to develop, design and perform biologics formulation development and characterization in support of formulation, process and fill-finish activities for vaccines and other biologic/cell therapy drug products. The Scientist, Formulation Sciences will participate in multi-disciplinary teams including biologists, chemical engineers, and pharmacists providing key expertise in the use and interpretation of structural data related to drug development.


Design and execute experimental and computational studies to understand how antibodies interact with their environment for stability, processing, and administration.

Be proficient in protein characterization techniques and instrumentation, including HPLC, light scattering, particle measurements

Design and execute formulation development experiments for monoclonal antibodies and other biologic drug candidates (including vaccines, gene therapy), including rational formulation design/selection plus characterization studies relevant to the stage of development. Studies include, but are not limited to, biophysical characterization, stability, composition selection and robustness and development of administration protocols.

Perform dynamic modeling (coarse-grained is preferred) to address structural stability and high concertation formulation related questions

Familiarity with one or more standard computational chemistry/biophysics packages (examples might include: Gromacs, Maestro/Schrodinger, MOE/Chemical Computing Group tools)

Build clean databases using available formulation data and generate statistical models with predictive ability

Correlate predicted protein behaviors/interactions to Real Time experimental outputs and stability.

Communicate clearly with team members and colleagues


Required Experience:

A minimum of a PhD in protein science, chemical engineering, bioengineering, computational sciences, or related discipline is required

Strong understanding and knowledge of protein stability and biophysical techniques for characterization is required

Ability to design and execute experiments to assess structural properties of proteins is required

Ability to statistically analyze and interpret data from biophysical assays is required

Technical writing skills, including the ability to maintain high quality documentation and prepare reports, SOPs or other technical reports is required

Familiarity with one or more standard computational chemistry/biophysics packages (examples might include: Gromacs, Maestro/Schrodinger, MOE/Chemical Computing Group tools)

Preferred Experience:

Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) is highly desirable

Programming in a Linux environment using a Scripting language such as Python is preferred

Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams is preferred

Strong track record of publication in topics involving protein structure analysis is preferred

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

Reference: 1152691072

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