Associate Scientist – Innate immunity research
The World Without Disease Accelerator (WWDA) unit of Johnson and Johnson group of companies aspires is to be a world leader in the prevention, interception and cure of diseases of high unmet medical need. In the Innate Immunity research unit of WWDA, we currently have a vacancy for a 2-year Associate Scientist position that can be extended upon positive evaluation.
The Associate Scientist will broadly support the research & development activities of the Innate Immunity team, including foundational research, drug discovery, in vivo studies of inflammation and in vivo validation of innate immune targets. We are looking for candidates with excellent experience in rodent techniques and experience with animal models of immune disease and cancer. The position will work in a highly dynamic and innovative environment with the opportunity to interact with several internal and external collaborators. The applicant should be highly motivated and passionate about driving and performing research and associated laboratory tasks, and be able to work independently.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
· Execute and troubleshoot molecular and cellular assays and animal studies to understand inflammation mechanisms and characterize drug targets in vivo.
· Develop, validate and improve novel analysis tools and assays to quantify inflammatory and innate immune responses
· Collaborate with animal husbandry teams to genotype transgenic mouse strains of the Innate Immunity team
· Support daily laboratory operations including preparation of common buffers and laboratory reagents
· Analyse and archive experimental data in laboratory notebooks
· Attend in-house seminars and external scientific meetings as appropriate
· Present and discuss scientific data, research posters and oral communications with colleagues at internal and external meetings as appropriate
· Publish research in high-quality journals as appropriate
· Mentor students and junior scientists