Senior Scientist, Computational Genomics - Population Analytics - Spring House, PA or Remote US.
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson
company, is recruiting a Senior Scientist, Computational Genomics
in our Population Analytics group. This position is located at our
Spring House, Pennsylvania campus in the United States. Remote work
options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved
by the Company.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we
are working to build 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.
Janssen Pharma R&D seeks an innovative scientist with expertise
in creatively applying quantitative analysis to large-scale
population-based studies and real-world data to advance our
pharmaceutical and/or biomedical research, drug discovery, and
development agendas. Candidates should possess excellent
communication skills and broad biological interests that will
enable them to effectively interact with laboratory-based
scientists in our Therapeutic Areas.
She/he will be a member of the Population Analytics team, which
resides in Computational Sciences within the Discovery Sciences
organization. The Population Analytics team seeks to bring together
researchers within and outside of Janssen with expertise in human
disease genetics, statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology,
computer/computational science, and high-performance computing. Its
mission is to support longitudinal, population-based studies to
increase our understanding of pathologies and contribute to
Janssen's goals of preventing, intercepting, and treating human
diseases. This team is responsible for the integration, analysis,
and interpretation of data collected on various cohorts and across
geographical/time scales. They work on deciphering causal factors
such as genes, the environment, and an individual's lifestyle with
the aim to facilitate the discovery of novel targets, biomarkers,
biological mechanisms and pathways implicated in diseases. The
team's goal is to use biomedical data to build a best-in-class
target identification and validation engine (TIDVALE) to feed our
Role & Responsibilities
- Contribute to the development and deployment of tools and
workflows required to translate genotype/phenotype data from large
population-based cohorts and targeted studies to help our
researchers identify or validate potential therapeutic targets,
pathways, and biomarkers implicated in disease.
- Develop or use processes, methods, and software to efficiently
process, integrate, and analyze a variety of high-dimensional data,
including electronic health record, biosensor/imaging, and
multi-omics data from large-scale cohorts and publicly available
datasets. Contribute to the development of analytical pipelines to
build our TIDVALE.
- Provide scientific expertise on some of the aforementioned
areas in collaborations with internal and external partners.
Perform and publish high-quality research that is relevant to the
mission of the organization. Effectively communicate data and
results to our partners within and outside of J&J and work
productively with colleagues across J&J sectors.
- An Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in biology, bioinformatics,
computer/computational sciences, data science, statistical
genetics, mathematics, statistics, or a related subject area is
required with 3 years of relevant experience in either academia or
- A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience (academic or
industry) in data analytics in the biological, biomedical,
computing, or physical sciences is preferred. Postdoctoral
experience may be counted towards this time.
- Strong computational/bioinformatics analysis and visualization
skills and a proven track record of working with other scientists
to deliver on objectives in defined timelines are required.
- Independence, self-motivation, an innovation-focused mindset,
and the ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multidimensional, and
fast-paced team environment are required.
- Experience with the processing and analysis of genomics data
and high-performance computing is required.
- Experience working with a variety of computational platforms is
a plus. (Examples may include: distributed computing systems,
cloud-based analytical platforms, and/or cloud-native computing
- Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.
Experience collaborating with cross-functional scientific teams is
- Experience with drug discovery, drug development, and project
support in a pharmaceutical setting is a plus.
- Experience with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
(AI/ML), especially in an industry setting, is a plus.
- Experience using software development tools (e.g., version
control, Atlassian products, Docker/Singularity) and programming
(esp. Python and/or R) in a collaborative scientific environment is
- The role will require up to 15% domestic/international travel
and will be based in our Spring House, Pennsylvania campus in the
United States. Remote work options may be considered on a
case-by-case basis and if approved by the Company.
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.
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.
The base pay range for this position is $106,500 to $213,000. The
Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based
compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is
eligible for an annual performance bonus. The annual performance
bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve
annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the
corporation's performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses
are awarded at the Company's discretion on an individual basis.
Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee
benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension
plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and
work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of
the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through
the link below.
Information on benefits can be viewed by following this link:
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
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