Senior Scientist, R&D Microbiology

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Johnson & Johnson
Raritan, New Jersey, US
May 01, 2021
May 11, 2021
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description

Ethicon US LLC, a member of Johnson and Johnsons Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Scientist in the R&D Microbiology department, located in Somerville/Raritan, NJ!

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the worlds most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicons surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit

The Senior Scientist is responsible for process management and implementation, experimental design, execution, analysis, lab support, and written documentation in a Medical Device research-based laboratory. The work will encompass GMP-compliant as well as non-GMP research. The primary responsibilities include significant hands-on laboratory work.


Manage and conduct microbiology testing for new product development of combination products, including sample and process management, supervision of technical associates, and interaction with stakeholders and auditors.

Perform basic and applied research in medical device microbiology, perform experiments to answer questions pertaining to biofilm formation and control on medical devices, antimicrobial resistance, and/or bacterial virulence and human microbiome

Collaborate with internal associates to further Ethicon's capabilities in understanding and producing antimicrobial and anti-infective products

Coordinate and collaborate with CROs and academic centers of excellence to enhance the capabilities of the laboratory with respect to experimental techniques and advanced technology, train lab associates on new or advanced techniques, and author/present manuscripts, posters, or other professional publications as appropriate

This candidate will contribute to Ethicon's intellectual property as appropriate and research, purchase, and install equipment as needed to further Ethicon's research capabilities.



BS in Microbiology or biological science with 5+ years of experience in medical device, pharmaceutical, or consumer applied microbiology

Training in environmental, clinical, or industrial microbiology

Ability to work in a project-driven, collaborative team setting in the medical device industry


MS in Microbiology or biological Science with 3+ years' experience or a PhD in Microbiology or biological Science with 1+ year of experience in applied microbiology

Knowledge or experience in test method validation, industrial sterilization methods, controlled environments, or medical devices

This position will be in Somerville moving to Raritan, NJ in 2021 and may require up to 10% travel.

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.

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