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Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision R&D Product Development
Company Name: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Irvine, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/23/2024
Expire Date: 07/03/2024
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision R&D Product Development

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. 


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Research and Development team at Johnson & Johnson Vision.  The Postdoctoral Researcher will play a vital role in advancing scientific understanding and technological innovations in the field of eye care.

This is a full-time research position in the Department of Biological Sciences, R&D.  The candidate will coordinate pre-clinical research activities for R&D projects such as planning, scheduling, and conducting in vitro, ex vivo, and/or in vivo experiments, and assisting with pre-clinical safety studies (including protocol and report generations required for product biocompatibility evaluations and toxicological risk assessments.  The individual will work in a team-oriented environment as part of a dynamic research group that is focused on innovation and new product development in Ophthalmic Medical Device technologies.


The duration of this position is two years with the possibility of extension or conversion into a full-time role based on performance and business need. This role is based in Irvine, CA.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent research projects and/or in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, including chemical characterization, regulatory toxicology, focused on advancing eye care products and ophthalmic device technologies.

  • Employ knowledge in toxicological principle and relevant regulations/standards to assess the safety and biocompatibility of device components, evaluate potential toxic effects of materials on ocular issues and systemic health, and develop risk mitigation strategies

  • Design and implement experimental protocols, utilizing strong hands-on skills to develop and evaluate prototypes of ophthalmic surgical devices.

  • Perform statistical analysis and present findings of preclinical testing/studies to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Apply expertise in cell culture and animal tissue handling to develop and refine in vitro and in vivo models for preclinical testing.

  • Perform scientific literature and toxicological database search, extracts relevant information, orders, evaluates, and presents information to aid the toxicological assessment and product safety risk management.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology, Biological Science or related field received in the last 0-3 years with industry experience in biocompatibility and toxicology.

  • Knowledge/experience working with cell culture (aseptic techniques), animal tissue (eye and/or corneal tissue), including handling/processing, and animal ocular models is preferred

  • Proven laboratory research skills and experience

  • Strong hand-on experimental skills including expertise in prototyping experimental setups, and data analysis

  • Strong publication record demonstrating expertise in experimental design and analysis

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present research findings

  • Experience with GraphPad Prism and EndNote preferred


The salary for this position is $95,000/year, this position is eligible for a sign-on bonus. This is a duration based role that has eligibility for severance.

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.  Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.  The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year.  Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.


Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

  • Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s long-term incentive program.

  • Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

  • Vacation – up to 120 hours per calendar year

  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington – up to 56 hours per calendar year

  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays – up to 13 days per calendar year

  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

For additional general information on Company benefits, please go to: -  https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits


This job posting is anticipated to close on May 22nd, 2024 .  The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on https://www.careers.jnj.com to accept additional applications.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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