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Careers in Research & Development

R&D professionals within our many businesses play a pivotal role in discovering and developing breakthrough medicines, medical technologies, and consumer healthcare solutions that can change people’s lives. R&D team members are committed to advancing product innovation at every turn. They apply emerging technologies, sound science, and vigorous design and development processes to rapidly move our solutions, and our world, toward the future of health care. They have an opportunity to collaborate with some of the leading innovators in their fields.

Many R&D team members participate on cross-functional teams in discovery, product development or clinical trial disciplines. Others explore methods to commercialize effective medicines, devices or consumer health products. They also have opportunities to publish scientific papers and journal articles about their work. Whether their focus is on material sciences and engineering, biosciences, or pharmaceuticals, their work has a real impact on the quality of life for people in every part of our world.

Career growth and advancement are supported within each business with both structured and informal development programs. Team members have many opportunities to build their influence around specific scientific disciplines, or expand their impact through team leadership. Our career ladders support dynamic growth along technical or managerial pathways.

And the alignment between our businesses on development platforms and therapeutic areas such as cardiology, oncology, diabetes care and women’s health, means their experience and success in one business can lead to advancing career opportunities within other Johnson & Johnson companies or business segments.

What It's Like To Work Here

At Johnson & Johnson, individuals have many opportunities to drive their careers forward. The diversity of businesses here has helped stretch my career well beyond my original functional role. Those who plan their next move and take on stretch assignments will have the opportunity to advance.

Every day at work, I discover new things.

Employees have so many opportunities to explore other aspects of the company through cross-training with colleagues as well as via vetted programs; the overall collaborative environment is very invigorating.