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Todd Johnson has been named senior vice president of marketing and operations at Accelrys.

Johnson was most recently the firm's interim president and CEO after the resignation of Mark Emkjer in January. He held that post through June 15, when the company tapped Max Carnecchia as its new CEO.

According to an SEC filing, Johnson will be employed on a part-time basis with an annual base salary of $111,000 and is eligible for a bonus.

Johnson was previously senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at MDS Pharma Services. He has also held positions as a strategic consultant for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies at McKinsey & Company.

Prior to that he was CEO of Tangerine Technologies and was a cancer researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, and at the National Institutes of Health.

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