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J&J Family of Companies Principal Scientist, Compound Logistics & Lead Evaluation Process and Screening Automation in San Diego, California

Principal Scientist, Compound Logistics & Lead Evaluation Process and Screening Automation - 2306104301W


Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Principal Scientist, Compound Logistics & Lead Evaluation Process and Screening Automation within the Compound Logistics, Data Management & Screening Automation team located at the La Jolla site 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 www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage end-to-end laboratory operations for the Compound Logistics and Lead Evaluation Process and Automation teams, including compound logistics workflows, laboratory automation and automated assay execution to support the Lead Evaluation & Cellular Pharmacology screening activities at the La Jolla site.

  • Establish workflows, infrastructure and manage Compound Logistics activities at the San Francisco site in support of the RNA & Targeted Therapeutics team activities.

  • Lead process optimization projects, including lean process design and implementation to establish and streamline end-to-end processes and identify and address bottlenecks.

  • Participate in the design of automation laboratories and lead the implementation of automation projects, involving system design and prototyping, factory/site acceptance testing, method implementation, and end-user training and support.

  • Support the life cycle management, solving, maintenance, and continuous improvement of implemented robotic systems, while continuing to innovate to meet the changing needs of the business.



  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or an Advanced Degree is required in molecular biology, chemistry, engineering or related field.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 or more years of experience in automation and liquid handling.

  • Experience in managing technology infrastructure, end-to-end and day-to-day assay platform operation is preferred.

  • Direct experience in design and implementing of complex cell biology assay workflows and automation system is preferred.

  • People management experience is preferred, including the management of Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. scientists/engineers and/or contractors.

  • Hands-on hardware/programming experience with robotic liquid handlers (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, Agilent) and robotic integration / scheduling software (e.g. HighRes Biosolutions Cellario or Thermo Scientific Momentum) is preferred.

  • Experience managing capital equipment procurement projects including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation, and qualification of robotic automation equipment is preferred.

  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization, as well as with suppliers and vendors is preferred.

  • Working knowledge with data analysis and visualization software such as Prism, Genedata, and Spotfire is preferred.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $131,000 to $225,400.

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, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or 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.

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .

Primary Location NA-US-California-San Diego

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Job Function R&D

Req ID: 2306104301W