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Johnson & Johnson

Associate Scientist Molecular Biology - Immunology

Posted Mar 1, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00010285
40 hrs/week
1 year
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2022 12:00 AM

Johnson & Johnson Worksense (via Randstad Sourceright) is responsible for finding, engaging and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.


We are currently recruiting an Associate Scientist to join our contingent workforce. You will be working in The Host Pathogen Immunology department of J&J in Beerse. This will be an initial contract opportunity for 1 year (start date asap), with possibility of extension!


The Host Pathogen Immunology department is a very laboratory orientated environment. They are looking for an experienced molecular biologist with a background in immunology. This will be an on site position, with the possibility of 1 day remote work. 


Your Responsibilities:

  • Working in BSL-2/3 laboratory, maintaining sterile cell cultures and setting up mouse/human T-cell assays.
  • Optimize siRNA knockdown of genes of interest in cell culture and mouse models
  • Extract RNA/DNA from cell and mouse tissue with Magnapure automated instrument and perform/optimize qRT-PCR analysis
  • Optimize immunohistochemistry staining of cell surface markers on FFPE sections from animal tissue with automatic stainer
  • Compile and critically analyze experimental data and write comprehensive reports
  • Participate in bi-monthly team meetings, present generated data and actively engage in scientific discussion together with team



Minimum requirements: 

  • Master or Bachelor degree or equivalent in laboratory science, biotechnology, biology, or similar; or equivalent experience in industry/lab/academic setting
  • Ability to perform sterile/BSL-3 cell culture work is a must (incl. primary cell work)
  • Molecular biology skills including qRT-PCR (probe design), cell transfections, transductions, western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, siRNA/shRNA are desired
  • Cellular immunology skills including multicolor flowcytometry, multiplex cytokine analysis (Mesoscale), ELISA are desired
  • At least one year work experience in academia or pharmaceutical environment a plus
  • Knowledge of immunology and drug discovery experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment is a plus
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, perform, interpret, troubleshoot and report complex data
  • Working proficiency in English
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage several projects simultaneously are required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people and teams are required
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent record-keeping skills is a must



If you meet our requirements and are interested in hearing more about our Associate Scientist role, please do not hesitate to apply through the provided link today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!


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