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J&J Family of Companies In Silico Discovery Summer Intern in San Diego, California

In Silico Discovery Summer Intern - 2406167041W


The In Silico Discovery (Computational Chemistry) Group at Janssen R&D in La Jolla, CA is seeking a current PhD student for a 12-week summer research internship. In this position, the intern will curate compound data, and use statistical models to provide insight on various in vitro properties.

The intern will be competent in python, bash, or other programming languages; will have a solid understanding of organic chemistry; and will be familiar with computational methods such as dimensionality reduction techniques, machine learning, conformational analysis and molecular dynamics. Experience with tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, Pymol, and Schrodinger’s Maestro is preferred. The intern will work alongside a computational chemistry scientist and assist in experimental design, execution, and analysis.

A documented track record of research productivity is advantageous. Qualified candidates are self-motivated, have strong interpersonal and analytical skills, and are excited to share fresh perspectives and address new challenges. The intern will be a member of an encouraging and respectful environment where they will be able to learn and develop new skills while making a difference.




  • Pursuing a PhD with a focus on computational chemistry, data science, cheminformatics, machine learning, statistics, or related fields is required.

Experience and Skills:


  • Proficiency in coding in python and basic scripting is required.

  • Experience with computational chemistry methods such as conformational analysis and molecular dynamics is required.


  • Familiarity with python libraries such as jupyter, rdkit, pandas, and sckit-learn.

  • Experience with basic machine learning.

  • Working knowledge of organic chemistry.

  • Documented track record of publications and/or GitHub repositories.

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.

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Primary Location NA-US-California-San Diego

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Job Function Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op

Req ID: 2406167041W