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DPDS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Glycosylation Cancer Therapy

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DPDS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Glycosylation Cancer Therapy

Spring House, PA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Calling all big thinkers and world-changers who want to drive their careers forward across more than 250 leading businesses in consumer, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


    At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops creative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

    In this Post-Doctoral fellowship, you will investigate the impact of cell surface glycosylation on the binding kinetics of biologic therapeutics and on the development of cancer cell resistance. Key questions that can be addressed during this fellowship include: 1) How is the efficacy of different biologic therapeutics affected by the glycosylation patterns and glycocalyx composition of tumor cells? and 2) What influence does the cancer cell glycocalyx have on immune cell behavior?

    You will be rewarded with an excellent opportunity to interact with various teams focused on cutting-edge science and therapeutic engineering and development. In addition, upon completion of the postdoctoral program, you will have acquired valuable career experience that enables entry into translational academic settings, biotech-related opportunities, and/or continued development in large pharma.

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  • Qualifications
    • Recent Ph.D. in Oncology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Glycobiology, or related field.
    • A working background in glycobiology with hands on experience in cell biology, genetic engineering, and assay development is preferred.
    • Candidate must be able to work permanently in the US.
    • Candidates must display an ability to independently design and execute research.
    • We are seeking an individual with deep intellectual curiosity, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
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  • About Us

    When you join Johnson & Johnson, your next move could mean the next innovation.

    In the next ten years, healthcare is predicted to radically transform more than any other industry, with old models being disrupted in favor of new methods to make the world a healthier place for everyone. Johnson & Johnson has long excelled in times of transformation. Its history of firsts—from Band-Aids to feminine care to treatments for HIV, cancer, Ebola, and, most recently, Alzheimer’s — demonstrates how J&J combines passion, science and technology to create game-changing innovations.

    Those epic innovations were discovered, developed and distributed by people just like you. And when you apply your talent to Johnson & Johnson's shared purpose, there’s no end to the lasting impact you can make, together. And that changes everything.