Post-doctoral Fellow


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Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development L.L.C. is seeking a qualified postdoctoral fellow to join the Molecular Design and Informatics group at the Exton, PA site. The successful candidate will work on the development of advanced algorithms for ligand and structure-based drug design and chemical informatics. Areas of interest include conformational analysis, 3-D database searching, protein docking, and data analysis.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in computational chemistry or a related discipline, and must have a strong background in algorithm development and computer programming in one of the areas listed above. Strong C++ programming skills are highly desired, as is the ability to learn new technologies and work effectively in a large development team. Extensive interactions with other informatics and modeling specialists across multiple sites are expected. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment. The individual will be expected to present their research at scientific meetings and publish extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The Molecular Design and Informatics group represents the fusion of the informatics and modeling groups at J&J PRD Spring House and 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and consists of 20 computational chemists, chemoinformaticians and database analysts. Its mission is to provide modeling and informatics support for the company's internal drug discovery programs, develop new methodologies for computer-assisted drug design, and provide enterprise solutions for chemical and biological data management. The group has a proven track record of scientific and technical excellence as manifested by its strong publication record, rich patent portfolio, and global impact within R&D, providing a stimulating work environment and great opportunities for scientific growth. Our site combines a unique small company atmosphere with the benefits of one of the largest and most admired pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Interested candidates should submit their application on-line here (requisition number 0404046). For more information about this specific position, please contact Dr. Dimitris K. Agrafiotis at dagrafio [at] For more information about Johnson & Johnson PRD, please visit
Dimitris K. Agrafiotis, Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC
 665 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA 19341, USA
Tel: (610) 458-6045, Fax: (610) 458-8249, E-mail:

Last updated: April 17, 2001

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