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Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Intern

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Johnson & Johnson

Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Intern

San Diego, CA
  • Responsibilities

    At Johnson & Johnson, we use technology and the power of teamwork to discover new ways to prevent and overcome the world's the most significant healthcare challenges. Our Corporate, Consumer Health, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical teams leverage data, real-world insights, and creative minds to make life-changing healthcare products and medicines. We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives. With a reach of more than a billion people every day, there's no limit to the impact you can make here. Are you ready to reimagine healthcare?

    Here, your career breakthroughs will change the future of health, in all the best ways. And you'll change, too. You'll be inspired, and you'll inspire people across the world to change how they care for themselves and those they love. Amplify your impact. Join us!

    Janssen Research and Development, a member of the Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting an undergraduate student for a synthetic organic chemistry intern position. Janssen is the name given to Johnson & Johnson's global group of pharmaceutical companies. These companies develop and market both conventional and biotech products in a broad range of therapeutic areas.

    The internship is offered by the Discovery Chemistry group located in La Jolla, CA. The internship program is focused on providing undergraduate college students an opportunity to learn about the role of organic chemistry in the drug discovery process.


    • work collaboratively with a Scientist

    • synthesize, purify, and characterize novel structures

    • participate in ongoing project team meetings

    • be exposed to various other functions within the drug discovery teams at Janssen

    • be based in La Jolla, CA (San Diego, CA)


    • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a B.S. degree in a field related to the chemical sciences (must not be a freshman or senior graduating prior to the program end date)

    • Completed introductory organic laboratory and coursework

    • Familiar with modern spectroscopic and analytical techniques (NMR, MS, HPLC)

    • Prior undergraduate research experience (outside of standard curriculum) preferred

    • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.

    • Candidates should be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.

    • Candidates should have the ability to work independently as well as on a team.

    • Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Candidates must be available to work 40 hours/week with reliable transportation to the site

    • A minimum GPA of 3.2 is strongly preferred.

    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.

  • Qualifications


  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
  • Fun Fact
    We aspire to be the world's healthiest work force, offering group fitness classes, beach volleyball courts, bicycle desks, and more!
  • 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.