Job: Oncology Computational Biology Postdoc at Janssen R&D (Johnson & Johnson)
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Janssen R&D

Oncology Translational Research

Spring House, PA United States


Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Biology with an emphasis in Immune-Oncology in Spring House, PA. The length of this postdoctoral fellow opportunity will be 24 months.

Janssen discovers and develops some of the most innovative technology platforms and medicines today. We are a world leader in monoclonal antibody technology and have a strong pipeline of novel medicines in development.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical and biotechnology company. As a world leader in the field of biomedicines, Janssen discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Be a part of a dynamic oncology drug discovery and development organization to study therapeutics that treats cancer.

  • Have the opportunity to collaborate across the oncology and immunology discovery and translational research departments at Janssen, as well as with prominent academic labs and recognized experts studying immune modulation, genetic alterations, and novel technologies in cancer.

  • Perform bioinformatics and statistical analysis, visualization and data interpretation of public and proprietary data for the Hematological Malignancy Disease Area Stronghold.

  • Use statistical and machine learning methods to identify prognostic and predictive biomarker signature of immune activity from high dimensional biological data.

  • Integrate data from external (e.g. TCGA, NCBI Entrez, NCBI GEO, UCSC Genome Browser) and internal sources in analyses.

  • Work independently as part of a matrix organization.

  • Communicate Bioinformatics results to computational biologists, bench scientists, clinicians and management in an appropriate biological context.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


  • A minimum of a Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) is required in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline.
  • Strong R and BioConductor programming skills are required.
  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environment is required.
  • Oncology and/or immunology experience is preferred.
  • Experience with high dimensional data integration, next generation sequencing analysis, gene expression analysis, survival analysis and biological network inference is preferred.
  • Statistical analysis experience with working knowledge of regression analysis, multivariate data analysis and linear/nonlinear mixed effects modeling is preferred.
  • Scripting language experience (e.g. Perl or Python) is preferred.
  • Other high level programming (e.g. Java, C++, etc.) and database (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle) experience is preferred.
  • Must have an excellent publication record and strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require future sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

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