Principal Scientist, Expression Sciences

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Sunday, June 4, 2023
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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Principal Scientist, Expression Sciences located in Spring House, 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 www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

We are actively searching for an outstanding group leader with expertise in automation and cell culture to join our world-class research team. As a key member of our Biologics Discovery organization, you will orchestrate the optimization of our processes and develop state-of-the-art automation platforms.


  • Lead a world-class team of scientists to implement and operate next-generation automated platforms for cell culture, protein expression, purification, quality control, and screening.
  • Develop and validate cutting-edge automated protocols for various protein expression platforms, such as E. coli, CHO, and HEK293 systems.
  • Supervise and provide support to cross-functional research teams, guiding our discovery portfolio projects to achieve remarkable scientific breakthroughs.
  • Apply sophisticated analytical techniques and tools to evaluate protein expression and purification data, solve technical issues, and optimize experimental protocols.
  • Contribute to the construction and optimization of engineered cell lines to enable discovery of the next generation of biologics medicines.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling technical reports, data summaries, and presentations to internal stakeholders and esteemed external partners.
  • Drive the generation of intellectual property through groundbreaking invention disclosures, patent applications, and influential scientific publications.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior scientists and research associates, encouraging a collaborative and innovative scientific environment.


Education :

  • Bachelors degree or Masters degree with a minimum of 8 years post-graduation experience, or Ph.D. with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field with a strong focus on cell culture and protein expression is required.


  • Demonstrated expertise in crafting and implementing automated systems including the use of automated liquid handling systems, microfluidics, high-throughput screening platforms, and robotics is required.
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills to lead multidisciplinary teams and drive scientific initiatives is required.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present sophisticated scientific concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences is required.

Preferred :

  • Experience with engineering CHO/HEK cell line for altering expression level/post translational modification such as glycoengineering is preferred.
  • Expertise in HT stable pool generation and cell line development is preferred.
  • Knowledge of microfluidics droplet generation and screening is preferred.
  • Experience with data analysis software, programming languages (Python, R), and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) is preferred.
  • Experience with protein engineering of therapeutic proteins such as antibodies and cytokines is preferred.
  • Knowledge of plasmid DNA design for optimizing protein expression 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.