Automation Scientist, Cell Therapy Platform and Discovery Research Team

J&J Family of Companies
September 23, 2022
North Wales, PA
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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Automation Scientist, Cell Therapy Platform and Discovery Research Team for our site 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 (file:///C:/Users/jamie%20yacco/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/JHNHJA6O/ and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen

The Cell Therapy Platform and Discovery team within the Therapeutics Discovery (TD) division of Janssen R&D is engaged in the research and development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-directed autologous and allogeneic cell therapies. This position offers the opportunity for the Scientist to apply their assay automation expertise to the bustling cell therapy research field and identify mechanisms of optimal cell therapy performance, CAR design optimization, non-viral transgene delivery, gene editing, high throughput screening and viral engineering in addition to engaging in the discovery and evaluation of cutting-edge next generation cell therapy technologies. The Scientist will be required to drive, enable and accelerate research and development in these areas.

The Automation Scientist will work as part of a collaborative team of inventive scientists to:

+ Partner with multiple Cell Therapy Platform Discovery research teams to identify and coordinate opportunities for assay automation.

+ Develop, troubleshoot and validate laboratory automation procedures for a wide variety of functional assays on machinery including the Biomek i7 liquid handling workstation, Integra Viaflow-384 and ASSIST Plus, Formulatrix Mantis, BioTek plate washer and Thermo Spinnaker robot arm.

+ Develop streamlined software templates for assay data processing, QC, and data visualization using programs such as Spotfire, Microsoft VBA/Macros, GraphPad PRISM scripting and in-house database tools.

+ Build and drive laboratory process advancements including establishing of SOPs for hardware and assays, training colleagues, hosting technology discussions, and identifying new CapEx hardware investment opportunities, coordinating new laboratory technology evaluations.

+ Support established biological assays as well as develop and optimize new assays through engagement with published literature, cell culture maintenance, cell treatments, data reporting and presentation, and laboratory space management.

+ Carefully document all work in an electronic laboratory notebook meeting the Discovery Data Integrity standards at Janssen.


+ B.S. or M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Mechanical engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of high-throughput laboratory experience or a Ph.D. with minimum 2 years of high-throughput experience.

+ Proficient knowledge of common biology laboratory assays and data analysis/visualization methods

+ A strong interest in promoting laboratory automation and bioinformatics applications

+ Mammalian cell culturing and assay experience is required

+ Experience in specific machines and software programs listed or computer programming is beneficial but not required

+ Previous experience in cell therapy technologies is not required

+ Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and planning skills

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

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

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United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-Welsh & McKean Roads


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