Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Analytics – Janssen Research & Development, LLC. – Spring House, PA

Job ID: 6027
Job date: 2016-09-27

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Janssen
Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Analytics to be located in either Spring House, PA or San Francisco, CA. The term of this postdoctoral assignment will be 24 months , with the possibility of an additional year.

At Janssen Research & Development, LLC, we are united and energized by one mission – to discover and develop innovative medicines that ease patients’ suffering, and meet the most important unmet medical needs of our time. We think of the world as our laboratory and we look for innovation wherever it exists. This drives our relentless search for the best science, and our pursuit of collaborations and partnerships. We believe there are no limits to what science can do. We are currently seeking post-doctoral candidates to join our scientific team and contribute to the mission of discovering and developing novel therapeutics.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Janssen Pharma R&D seeks an innovative postdoc with expertise in statistical and computational techniques including experience managing and analyzing big data to support our pharmaceutical and/or biomedical research, drug discovery and development. The Postdoctoral Fellow will:
Be part of the Computational Sciences group in the Discovery Sciences organization within Janssen Pharma R&D. Be part of the Population Analytics team which is a new, dynamic initiative focused on Precision Medicine, Disease Interception, and Real World Evidence in support of cross-enterprise initiatives. Their mission is to support longitudinal, prospective, population-based studies that take into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle and exploit the knowledge gained to increase understanding and interception of disease. Develop dynamic predictive modeling methods and tools to integrate heterogeneous data sources deriving from electronic health records, ‘omics, sensors and imaging and apply them to address questions of interest within our therapeutic areas. Help manage the delivery of scientific analyses in support of our R&D teams and collaborators within and outside Janssen. Perform and publish high-quality research relevant to the mission of the organization. Effectively communicate data and results to our stakeholders within and outside of J&J and work effectively with colleagues across J&J sectors. Where appropriate, the postdoc will participate in training and development sessions & workshops within Janssen/J&J, as well as attend and present at external conferences. Receive guidance and mentoring to participate and contribute to ongoing efforts focused on the search for safe and effective therapies. The goal is to help him/her integrate into and develop an understanding of the pharmaceutical environment, develop skills needed for maximizing potential and network within our enterprise.
Qualifications
A minimum of a Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) is required in a relevant discipline such as computational sciences, mathematics/statistics, biostatistics, genetics/genomics or bioinformatics. Experience with Bayesian approaches and/or time series is a plus. Strong computing and data management skills and demonstrated ability to deliver on objectives in defined timelines are required. Experience in the field of bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, computational/statistical genetics is a plus. Experience with drug discovery and development practices and project support in a large pharmaceutical setting is a plus. Being independent, self-motivated and innovative and the ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted and fast-moving team environment are required. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a successful track record of collaborating with multidisciplinary scientific teams is required. We seek an individual with strong training and experience in applied quantitative methods. Possess outstanding communication skills as well as broad biological interests that will enable them to facilitate interactions between laboratory-based and computational scientists in our Therapeutic Areas and Disease Area Strongholds.
Johnson & Johnson Companies are equal opportunity employers.

Organization: Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Job Function: Postdoctoral

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Other Locations
North America-United States-California-South San Francisco
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Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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