Senior Associate Scientist, Retina Discovery, In-Vivo Pharmacology

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Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
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Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist, Retina Discovery, In-Vivo Pharmacology to be located in Cambridge, MA
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Position Overview:

This role is for a Senior Associate Scientist within the in vivo pharmacology group to support drug discovery of novel therapeutics in retinal disease. The position is lab-based and the primary responsibility of the Senior Associate Scientist is to provide technical and scientific support for conducting research involving in vivo preclinical studies. Responsibilities include study planning, hands-on study execution, data/statistical analysis, troubleshooting and documentation according to best business practices. The Senior Associate Scientist interprets and integrates data and makes recommendations for critical discovery project decisions and achievement of project goals. The qualified candidate will work in cross-functional teams, including program project teams and functional partners to perform studies and report results back to project teams and key stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

·       Initiates, plans, and performs studies in various preclinical disease models to evaluate therapeutic agents (small molecules, biologics or other) for retinal diseases

·       Analyzes data and pro-actively investigates, improves, changes, or adapts existing assays and techniques. Collates and reports data to project teams and senior colleagues. Responsible for proper recording of information and data management

·       Reviews proper operation and maintenance of current laboratory equipment and instruments

·       Reviews literature and competitive landscape in related fields and identifies new areas of research and novel methods or platforms

·       Attends in-house seminars, team and departmental meetings, and regional scientific meetings as appropriate to support team goals

·       May draft and execute peer reviewed manuscripts, technical reports and patent filings

·       May lead or teach others on team regarding processes, techniques or tasks



·       M.S. with 6 years of relevant experience or a B.S./B.A. with 9 years of experience in technical position in pharmaceutical industry                             

·       Expert skills in performing in vivo pharmacology and mechanistic studies in preclinical in vivo models including dosing of various routes, tissue sampling and dissection, assay development, minor surgeries and physiological assessments of behavior or health.

·       Demonstration of performance of progressively advanced duties in pharmaceutical industry

·       Working knowledge of pharmacology and/or drug discovery principles

·       Ability to work under limited supervision as a study director, interpret data and recommend next steps following priorities, milestones, and timelines in support of program objectives

·       Strong collaborator and team player

·       Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $88,000 to $141,450.

The compensation and benefits information set forth in this posting applies to candidates hired in the United States. Candidates hired outside the United States will be eligible for compensation and benefits in accordance with their local market.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, long term incentives, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans.  Additional information can be found through the link below. 

For additional general information on Company benefits, please go to: -  https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

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