Scientist- PET Imaging Biology

J&J Family of Companies
San Diego County, California, US
Jun 19, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Scientist of PET Imaging Biology to be located in San Diego, CA.
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 us @JanssenGlobal.
The PET Imaging Group at Janssen is committed to the discovery and validation of Position Emission Tomography (PET) imaging agents for a number of different targets supporting all Therapeutic Areas (TAs). Our diverse team requires deep scientific expertise in many fields including chemistry, radiochemistry, imaging technologies, cellular and molecular pharmacology, enzymology, and coupled with an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as Scientist working on PET Imaging and Biology.
This laboratory-based position offers an exciting opportunity to engage in the discovery of new PET imaging agents and work closely and collaboratively in a team environment. The qualified scientist needs to independently execute in-vitro and in-vivo experiments, be able to handle animals, follow protocols, troubleshoot problems, interpret data, and communicate results.
The primary responsibility of the Scientist is to provide scientific and technical support for conducting research involving in vivo preclinical studies.
- Ph.D in life sciences, molecular/cell biology, immunology, or related field with at least 3+ years (PhD) post-graduate research experience and 2 years of preclinical PET/CT imaging is preferred. Or a Masters' Degree with minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience is required.
- In-vivo small animal handling skills: Inhalation anesthesia; IV, IP and PO dosing; familiarity with IACUC protocols and guidelines, in vivo study conduct are required.
- Comfortable with handling radioactivity for preclinical experimentation (e.g., typical isotopes 18F, 11C, 3H, 89Zr etc.) is required.
- Ability to extract tissues, process and prepare for histology or other assays is preferred.
- Collection, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data are required.
- Ability to conduct studies under minimal direction is required, with independent work encouraged on daily tasks.
- A strong proficiency in preclinical pharmacology and understanding in the use of in vivo animal models for drug development is needed.
- Expertise with in vitro assays, such as autoradiography, immunohistochemistry, western blot, binding assay is preferred.
- Experience with cell culture is preferred.
- Must be comfortable spending a minimum 90% of work time in the lab
- Good internal/external network and publication record is preferred.
- Excellent written communication, verbal communication, and oral presentation skills are required.
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.
Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego-3210 Merryfield Row
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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