Post-Doctoral Researcher, Immunology Biomarkers

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

With $81.6 billion in 2018 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 125,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world.

Calling all big thinkers and world-changers who want to drive their careers forward across more than 250 leading businesses in consumer, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

Janssen Research & Development a family company of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Companies, is recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, located in Springhouse, PA. The duration of the Postdoctoral Fellow program is 2 years.

Janssen R&D develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and developmen t areas encompass novel targets in oncology, neurologic disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases as well as immunologic disorders.

Position Components

This position is with the Immunology Translational Science team and requires a highly motivated and skilled Post-Doctoral Scientist to assist in the development of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases. In this role, you will be responsible for the analysis of biomarkers across preclinical exploratory medicine studies and Clinical Phase I-III trials. Your key aims include the characterization of disease profiles of autoimmune diseases, exploring pharmacodynamic (PD) effects and response to therapy effects in subjects treated in exploratory clinical trials.

Your essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing high dimensional data, including serum proteomics, gene expression (microarray and sequencing data), genetics, and microbiome analyses
  • Curating relevant clinical (subject-level) metadata
  • Generating and deliver data analysis plans, technical report of findings, and/or a PowerPoint presentation summarizing findings
  • Generating and maintaining working contracts and arrangements with external vendors and service providers to effectively meet required needs of the Immunology Translational Science group
  • Interacting and working collaboratively in cross-functional team


Candidates should possess:
  • A PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, or similar relevant field is required
  • Proficiency with data analysis tools such as R, SAS, etc . are required
  • Knowledge in immunology, molecular biology, data processing and analysis are required
  • Single cell/RNAseq analysis or HLA genetic analysis is highly preferable
  • Familiarity with clinical datasets (ex. ADaM format) preferred
  • Strong ability to work independently and develop new technical skills to meet the needs of a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, collaborative mindset, willingness and flexibility to work in a highly-matrix organization required

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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