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Johnson and Johnson Scholars of Diversity Engagement Program (SEDP)

Posted by on Monday, March 4, 2024 in Announcements .

J&J Scholars of Diversity Engagement Program (J&J SDEP)

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine is leading where medicine is going. Patients inform and inspire our science-based innovations, which continue to change and save lives. With rigorous science and compassion, we confidently address the most complex diseases of our time and unlock the potential medicines of tomorrow. Therapeutic areas include: Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Retina.

In 2020, Johnson & Johnson declared racism a public health threat and launched Our Race to Health Equity (ORTHE) in the U.S. – a five-year, $100 million commitment. Consistent with Our Credo, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, and our legacy of tackling the most pressing health challenges, ORTHE is J&J’s commitment to help close the racial health gap so the color of your skin does not determine your access to care, quality of care or health outcomes. We’re changing the way that we work to instill a racial health equity mindset and skillset across our company and using our scale and size to catalyze systemic change across the healthcare industry.

As part of this commitment, our Johnson & Johnson Research & Development team initiated the Johnson & Johnson Scholars of Diversity Engagement Program (J&J SDEP) 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 careers and to bringing greater visibility to our job opportunities by providing industry exposure and mentorship in partnership with R&D leaders at J&J.

Applications are being accepted for the following therapeutic areas:

Scholars of Immunology Diversity Engagement Program (SIDEP): Accepting applications beginning February 2024

Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP): Accepting applications beginning June 2024

Each program has two steps including Exposure and Mentorship.

Johnson & Johnson Immunology will host a virtual Immunology Day on April 30, 2024. 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 see the “Apply to attend J&J Immunology Day” tab. Deadline for applications is April 16, 2024. Highlights of Johnson & Johnson Immunology Day will include:

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

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