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Post-Doctoral Fellow- Data Science & Digital Health (JRD DS)

Janssen Research & Development (“JRD”), a Johnson & Johnson company, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scientist in Data Science & Digital Health. The location for this position is Cambridge, MA or Beerse, Belgium.
Janssen develops treatments that improve the health of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, immunology, pulmonary hypertension, neuroscience, and infectious disease. Our goal is to help people live longer, healthier lives. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners and from clinics to hospitals. To learn more about Janssen, one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, visit
The Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Digital Health team within Janssen R&D develops innovative insights and solutions leveraging a variety of different data sources across multiple disease areas. We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral scientist whose responsibilities will include:
  • Analyze data from wearable sensors to develop digital biomarkers using methodologies from signal processing and machine learning.
  • Prepare and process raw sensor data streams to extract clinically relevant novel features.
  • Build novel or enhance existing machine learning/deep learning algorithms or time-series models for digital endpoint development and validation.
  • Build sensor data analysis and modeling pipelines to develop re-usable software assets.
  • Independently partner with the Janssen R&D Data Science Portfolio Management and Therapeutic Area teams to execute on priorities.
  • Contribute to data feasibility and study design such as defining “what” and “why” particular digital phenotype needs to be measured.
  • Inform device selection and contribute to analysis planning.
  • Communicate results to internal stakeholders and external partners through project reports and peer reviewed research publications.

  • A recent Ph.D. degree within 3 years in a quantitative field such as computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, biomedical engineering, or related discipline.
  • Strong background in data science, signal processing, and machine learning.
  • Experience in analyzing data from wearable biosensors (e.g., accelerometer, ECG, PPG, EMG, EEG, voice).
  • Knowledge and experience of time series analysis methodologies.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, R, MATLAB and writing re-usable and well documented code.
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence as measured by publications and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Experience with large scale data processing and integrating multi-modal datasets.
  • Familiarity with drug discovery and the clinical development process.
At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.
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
United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge-MA Cambridge Binney
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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