Johnson & Johnson looking for Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow

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Johnson & Johnson was founded more than 120 years ago on a revolutionary idea: Doctors and nurses should use sterile sutures, dressings and bandages to treat peoples’ wounds.  Johnson & Johnson is ranked by Fortune Magazine as the 3rd most Admired Pharmaceutical Company in the world with an outstanding product range as well as an extensive research base with a number of life saving original research molecules.
Janssen Cilag, the pharmaceutical business of Johnson & Johnson has a presence in high growth pharma markets like Oncology, Nephrology, CNS, Gastroentrology, Dermatology, Neurology, and Gynecology among others.

Post: Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description:
The Neuroscience Team at the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC in La Jolla, CA is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to research neuropsychiatric diseases.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.
The Neuroscience Team at the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC in La Jolla, California discovers medicines to treat neuropsychiatric diseases - especially disorders of mood and cognition.  Our discovery strategy focuses in part on the emerging pharmacology of synaptic receptors.  To develop this exciting science we seek an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to study the effects of various classes of pharmacological agents or genetic manipulation on neuronal networks in conscious animals using cutting edge imaging and neurochemical methods.  The long term goal of the program is to accelerate discoveries of new drug targets that will lead to improved therapies for mental illnesses. By interacting with Johnson & Johnson's medicinal chemistry, biochemical screening and molecular neurobiology teams, the fellow will be uniquely positioned to perform and publish cutting-edge basic science while benefiting from the resources and technologies of a pharmaceutical company.

Desired Profile:
The qualified candidate should have completed a Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline.  This role requires that successful candidate to have relevant high impact publications as the first author.  A minimum of 2 publications are required for the candidate to be considered for this opportunity; neuroscience research and publications are strongly desired.

Additional Information:
North America-United States-California-San Diego
Education: M.Pharm, Ph.D-Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Neuroscience
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: R&D
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End Date: 19th Sept., 2011

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