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Associate Scientist - Temp - 2 years - Belgium  

Johnson & Johnson (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

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.

An associate scientist position for a 24 months period is available in our Neuroscience Discovery Therapeutic Area focusing on Alzheimer’s disease research

The candidate will have more than 3 years experience in histology and immunohistochemistry, preferentially within the Neuroscience field

As part of a multidisciplinary project team, the candidate will function as an associate scientist in the lab to run and plan histology and immunohistochemistry experiments 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: assist in immunohistochemical assay development to quantify and characterize a range of Aβ species. His/her task will involve immunohistochemical and histochemical analysis of brain from in vivo mouse studies to evaluate efficacy and safety of novel treatment paradigms, and to characterize and compare various mouse models

Specifically, the candidate needs experience in staining techniques for immunohistochemistry, including chromogenic and fluorescent immunolabelling. Experience in tissue processing including fixation, embedding and sectioning of FFPE and vibratome sectioning is required. Familiarity with imaging devices, e.g. Zeiss axioscan, and image analysis tools, including ImageJ or Definiens, is an advantage


Additionally, in vivo experience and appropriate certifications for working with laboratory animals are considered as a plus.

  • Candidates should have a B.Sc. degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and at least 3 years of experience in histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Have demonstrated experience in performing experiments independently, including good data reporting skills
  • 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.

Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
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