Scientist, Synaptic Electrophysiology - Neuroscience

Johnson and Johnson

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Janssen Pharmaceutica joined the Johnson & Johnson group in 1961. Today, Janssen Pharmaceutica is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world and employs more than 4,000 professionals in Belgium. Our research and development centre develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.
Job description:
  • A scientist position is available in our Neuroscience Discovery Therapeutic Area focusing on Alzheimer disease research.
  • The candidate will have state-of-the-art knowledge of vitro electrophysiology. In depth expertise in brain slices recording including extracellular field potentials, and whole cell patch clamp recordings is required. Experience with electrophysiology in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases would be advantageous.
  • As part of a multidisciplinary project team, the candidate will function as a research scientist in the electrophysiology lab to develop, plan and run electrophysiological recordings to assess synaptic and neuronal function in line with project requirements.
  • Work will focus on drug discovery as well as technology development.  Specifically the below will be a topic of the position:
    • Identification and validation of targets that modulate synaptic function.
    • Assay development in support of drug discovery projects on above validated targets.
  • The candidate is expected to actively participate in a multi-disciplinary drug discovery team with the goal to deliver NMEs in the area of disease intervention in Alzheimer´s disease.

  • Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, or related discipline and at least 3-5 years of experience in electrophysiology (including PhD training); 
  • Have demonstrated experience in directing research independently and an excellent publication record;
  • Initial knowledge and proven experience in drug discovery and development process is advantageous;
  • Have the ability to operate within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Possess an enthusiastic, flexible and creative approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
    What’s in it for you…?
    “Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
    As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously.
    As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.

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