J&J Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program
J&J Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program

At Johnson & Johnson, we remain committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. That’s why our Oncology Research & Development team is thrilled to announce they are advancing the application process for the upcoming year of the J&J Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP). This program aims to build relationships with exceptional and diverse PhD or MD/PhD students, PharmD students, and post-doctoral researchers. We propose to contribute to shaping their career, and bring greater visibility to our job opportunities by providing industry exposure and mentorship from our senior R&D leaders at Janssen.

There are two steps of J&J SODEP: Exposure and Mentorship. The first step of this program (Exposure) is a virtual Oncology Day, which will take place this year on September 10, 2024, with applications being accepted until August 30, 2024.  At the Oncology 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. Those who attend the Oncology Day will have the opportunity to apply to advance to the Mentoring step of SODEP, in which scholars will be paired with J&J leaders in an ongoing 1-year mentoring experience. Applications for this step will be due in on October 1, 2024. Please see the tabs below for details.

Please send any questions to the following email address:
scholars@jnjsdep.com

ABOUT

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

In the Oncology Therapeutic Area of Johnson & Johnson, our vision to eliminate cancer is ambitious and bold. We choose this mission because we believe we can make an impact. With this same energy and focus, we are committed to continually enhancing our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and are determined to make a difference.

We are pleased to offer a new program to build relationships with exceptional and diverse PhD and MD/PhD students, PharmD students, and post-doctoral scientists. We aim to contribute to shaping their career, and bring greater exposure to opportunities at J&J. The Johnson & Johnson Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (J&J SODEP) is developed with the goal to follow external talent through industry exposure and mentorship.

Please send any questions to the following email address:
scholars@jnjsdp.com

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EXPOSURE

J&J SODEP will host a Virtual Oncology Day. This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to the R&D process within industry and understand the critical skillsets to have a successful industry career. If you are interested in attending, please look for the "Apply" tab. Highlights of J&J Oncology Day will include:

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

Scholars who attend the J&J Virtual Oncology Day and would like to be considered for the mentorship step of the program will be asked to complete an application. The deadline for application to the Mentoring step of J&J SODEP will be October 1, 2024. The application will require a 1-2 page personal statement and one letter of reference, in addition to the previous information that was provided for the J&J Virtual Oncology Day registration. 

Based on the overall application and mentor availability, select scholars will be paired with J&J R&D leaders as part of an ongoing 1 year mentoring experience.

Highlights include:

  • Receive 1:1 career coaching and guidance from an industry leader
  • Receive funds for conference travel, research supplies, training courses
  • Further insight into pharmaceutical industry careers
  • Gain knowledge about pharmaceutical industry culture and navigation strategies
  • Resume/CV review and feedback
ELIGIBILITY
  • Self-identify as black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, or from a disadvantaged background based on National Institute of Health (NIH) criteria.
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Full-time PhD or MD/PhD students in year 3+ of graduate program, PharmD students, or post-doctoral fellows (as of January 2025)
  • Engaged or interested in oncology, or other closely related disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, computational biology/data sciences,  clinical research, and pharmacology

CLICK HERE to complete an application to attend the virtual Oncology Research Day, step 1 of J&J SODEP by August 30, 2024.

Please have your CV ready in PDF when you apply. Your Curriculum vitae, should include:

  • A summary statement
  • A list of research experience (university/company, principal investigator if appropriate, information about the research)
  • A list of technical skills
  • Education information
  • Awards/fellowships
  • Publications (complete)

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