Director, Structural Biology

J&J Family of Companies

San Diego, CA 92108

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Director, Structural Biology for our site in San Diego, CA

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

+ Responsible for managing Structural Biology Team at Janssen La Jolla

+ Responsible for managing the cryo-EM portfolio

+ Create a learning & collaborative environment across Structural and Protein Sciences team members globally

+ Participate in personnel development at all levels through talent acquisition, performance management, providing opportunities for high performers

+ Ensure robust collaboration across functional groups within Therapeutics Discovery

+ Represent Structural & Protein Sciences at the local leadership team in La Jolla

+ Collaborate with Insilico discovey and modality leaders to effectively deploy structural biology to advance molecule design

+ Manage stake holder partnerships and develop strong functional collaborations across Therapeutics Discovery

+ Coordinate program needs, timelines and deliverables and resource distribution across the Cryo-EM Portfolio

+ Oversight of La Jolla Structural Biology Portfolio and balancing the portfolio needs by balancing resources internally and externally.


+ Minimum of a PhD either in Structural Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics or related field

+ Minimum of 10-15 years experience in drug discovery

+ Deep knowledge and expertise in Structure Based Drug Design (SBDD) using tools such as Cryo-EM or X-Ray crystallography or protein NMR across multiple target classes, protein biochemistry and biophysics

+ Experience in building and scaling platforms to enable structure guided drug design

+ Experience in building and leading high performing teams

+ Experience in leading teams across functions and/ or leading cross functional initiatives

+ Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills to influence business decision and create a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and global environment.

+ Strong record of external publications and presentations is required

+ Outstanding written and oral presentation skills is required

+ Experience in scientific programming (Unix shells, Python, Perl), and ability to work with the latest relevant software packages and in a mixed Linux/Windows computational environment is preferred

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

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, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, 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. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

Primary Location

United States-California-San Diego-3210 Merryfield Row


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