J&J Scholars of Immunology Diversity Engagement Program
J&J Scholars of Immunology Diversity Engagement Program

At Johnson & Johnson, our vision for immunology is to restore health for all people living with immune diseases. Inspired by the promise of helping patients reclaim their lives, we action our distinct immune pathway strategy to deliver transformational and accessible therapies for patients with conditions in rheumatology, immunodermatology, gastroenterology, maternal-fetal immunology and rare autoantibody diseases. By delivering on our industry leading portfolio, we are expanding both our reach and impact for people at every stage of life, building on our profound legacy and redefining the standard of care that demands durable, symptom-free remission.

We are pleased to offer a program to build relationships with exceptional Ph.D. students, medical students, Pharm.D. students, and post-doctoral researchers from underrepresented groups as defined in the eligibility section. We aim to contribute to shaping their career and to bringing greater exposure to opportunities at J&J.

There are two steps of Janssen SIDEP
EXPOSURE, is the first step of this program as part of a virtual J&J Immunology Day. The date is to be announced. At Janssen Immunology Day, attendees will be exposed to the R&D process within industry and obtain an understanding of the critical skillsets fostering a successful industry career. Please check back for the 2025 registration deadline.

MENTORING, is the second step. Those who attend the J&J Immunology Day will have the opportunity to apply to advance to the Mentoring step of SIDEP, in which scholars will be paired with J&J leaders in an ongoing one-year mentoring experience. Applications for this step are accepted after the virtual. Please see check back for details.

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J&J Scholars of Immunology Diversity Engagement Program (SIDEP) will host a virtual Immunology Day. This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to the R&D process within the pharmaceutical industry for immune-mediated diseases and understand the critical skillsets needed for a successful industry career. If you are interested in attending, please look for the "Immunology Day" tab. The deadline for applications will be announced for 2025. Highlights of Johnson & Johnson Immunology Day will include:

  • Formal presentations given by Immunology scientific and strategic leaders at Johnson & Johnson highlighting the many roles available for scientists and physicians in immunology drug development.
  • Smaller breakout sessions with Immunology leaders at Johnson & Johnson to facilitate more in-depth dialogue about what success looks like in industry, transferable skills from academia to industry, etc.

Scholars who attend Johnson & Johnson Immunology Day and would like to be considered for the mentorship step of the program will be asked to complete an application. The deadline to apply for the Mentoring step of J&J SIDEP will be announced. The application will require a 1-2 page personal statement and one letter of reference, in addition to any previous information provided for the Johnson & Johnson Immunology Day registration. 

Based on the overall application and mentor availability, select scholars will be paired with Johnson & Johnson leaders as part of an ongoing one-year mentoring experience.

Highlights include:

  • Receive 1:1 career coaching and guidance from an industry leader
  • Recieve funds for conference travel, research supplies, and training courses
  • Obtain insight into pharmaceutical industry careers
  • Gain knowledge about pharmaceutical industry culture and navigation strategies
  • Recieve resume/curriculum vitae (CV) review and feedback
  • Self-identify as black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, or from a disadvantaged background based on National Institute of Health (NIH) criteria.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Full-time Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.S., or Pharm.D. student to be entering year 2 or later of graduate program in the fall of 2024, or post-doctoral fellow who started their position in 2023; Students graduating before September 2025 are not eligible for this program.
  • Engaged in research in immunology, or other closely related disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, computational biology/data sciences, clinical research, and pharmacology.


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