Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ocular Materials
Job posting number: #7075359
Posted: February 22, 2021
Job DescriptionJ&J Vision(JJV), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Research & Development (R&D) located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of industry-leading contact lenses, which it markets under ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. Ever since the ACUVUE® Brand transformed vision correction in 1988 with the world's first soft disposable contact lenses, we've passionately pursued new technologies and the highest quality standards. We're proud that ACUVUE® lenses are worn by more people than any other brand.
At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health. That’s why, through our operating companies, we’ve developed solutions for every stage of life—to help people see better, connect better and live better. We partner with eye care professionals to provide some of the world’s leading products and technologies to address refractive error, cataracts, dry eye, and beyond. We are committed to using our reach and size for good and strive to put quality eye care within reach of everyone, everywhere. Visit us at www.jjvision.com. Follow @JNJVision on Twitter and Johnson & Johnson Vision on LinkedIn.
The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to investigate the impact of various chemical components on the polymerization kinetics and performance of Class II and Class III medical devices. Project work will include raw material analysis, formulations, photo-initiated polymerization, device fabrication and analytical characterization of the finished products. Expertise in polymerization kinetics, polymer mechanics, synthetic organic chemistry, and photochemistry are required. Knowledge of 2-photon excitations, related chemistries, and/or process development is desirable. Scale up from glove box feasibility to pilot line runs with acceptable repeatability and reproducibility targets is anticipated.
The Post-Doctoral Candidate will:
Develop novel bulk and surface polymerization chemistries for ophthalmic medical device applications.
Candidate will be working with a multidisciplinary team composed of organic chemists, analytical chemists, polymer scientists, biochemists, chemical engineers, and optometrists.
Interaction with clinical, quality and regulatory functions
A PhD in photochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, , polymer physics, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering or material science is required.
Availability to work full-time (40 hours/week) for the two-year post-doctoral period.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
Demonstrated leadership is preferred.
Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.
Candidates must have the ability to contribute independently as well as on project teams.
Candidates need to be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point, and have strong oral and written communication skills.
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.
United States-Florida-Jacksonville-7500 Centurion Parkway
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (6094)