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Scientist, Global Discovery Chemistry

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Spring House
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Scientist in Discovery Chemistry, for our site in Spring House, PA. At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. The Peptide group within Global Discovery Chemistry group is committed to the delivery of high-quality drug candidates working across all Therapeutic Areas (TAs). This mission requires deep scientific expertise in a number of disciplines including chemistry, cellular and molecular pharmacology, enzymology, and screening technologies coupled with an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. Building on a strong legacy of success, we are currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as Senior Scientist, Discovery Chemistry. This position will be based at our drug discovery site in Spring House, PA. We are seeking an entry-level PhD chemist with excellent peptide synthesis expertise to advance peptide and cross-modality drug discovery programs toward the clinic. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidate will partner with both internal and external medicinal chemistry teams and our early-stage platforms to generate innovative solutions to synthetic and medicinal chemistry challenges within the context of small molecule drug discovery projects. She/he will maintain close interactions with computer assisted design scientists, biologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical development scientists. Strong people skills and the ability to thrive in a team and goal driven environment are key attributes. This individual must also excel in communication and have strong interpersonal skills necessary to influence in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment. Key Responsibilities: --- Maintaining a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting --- Developing and executing clear synthetic strategies towards complex peptides and peptidomimetics using state-of-the-art synthetic methodologies --- Independently designing and synthesizing drug-like molecules utilizing medicinal chemistry knowledge and an understanding of ADME, pharmacokinetics and optimal physicochemical properties --- Collaboratively supporting the advancement of compounds through in vitro and in vivo studies to identify development candidates --- Collaboration with structure-based design groups to impact rational design of molecules --- Generating novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making --- Contributing to defining scientific strategies and goals within a project team setting --- Presenting data and reports on project status at individual, group, and departmental meetings --- Drafting, executing and serving as lead author on research published in peer reviewed journals, and presenting work at scientific conferences

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Philadelphia , Scientist, Global Discovery Chemistry, Other , Spring House, Pennsylvania

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