J&J Family of Companies Scientist, DMPK, Biotransformation in San Diego, California

Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson and Johnson Company, is hiring a Scientist, DMPK, Biostransformation, to be located in La Jolla, CA.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson conduct research and development in a variety of therapeutic areas to discover novel therapeutic approaches to unmet medical conditions. Please visit http://www.JanssenRnD.com for more information.

The Scientist will:

· Support drug discovery and early development efforts as a member of the PDM (Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism) group.

· Conduct biotransformation studies to identify routes of metabolism and bioactivation in order to optimize discovery chemistry.

· Use high resolution LC/MS/MS to interrogate the structural identify of metabolites generated from in vitro test systems (e.g. microsomes and hepatocytes) and in vivo matrixes (e.g. plasma, bile and urine).

· Execute mechanistic DMPK studies using in vitro test systems to resolve project specific ADME-related issues and serving as a project team representative responsible for implementing ADME strategy to support discovery programs.


· MS degree with 8 years or a PhD with 3 years of relevant industry experience is required

· Experience utilizing LC/MS/MS to localize sites of metabolism is required

· Experience utilizing NMR data to localize sites of metabolism is preferred.

· Practical experience with cell-based systems to perform mechanistic ADME studies is preferred

· Strong medicinal chemistry background as well as expertise using high resolution mass spectrometers and their associated softwares to support biotransformation work (TOFs, Q-Traps, Orbitraps etc.) is required

· A strong understanding of DMPK principles and their application to drug discovery and early development phase is required

· Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral/written communication and teamwork skills are required.

Primary Location

United States-California-San Diego


Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)

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