Business Analyst - IT Lead, Data Sciences

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. is currently recruiting for an IT Lead, Data Sciences. This position can be located in Raritan NJ, Titusville, NJ or Spring House, PA. Weekly travel to the NJ/PA sites will be required. Additional travel up to 15% may be required.

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals. For more about Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, visit


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Janssen, pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, has access to and generates wealth of data. The core mission of the data sciences group is to leverage this data using machine learning, pattern detection, anomaly detection and predictive modeling to create insights and impact health care.


The Data Sciences group within the Pharma IT department of Janssen is looking for an outstanding IT professional who is interested in leading, designing, developing, and fielding data mining solutions that have direct impact to Patients and Janssen. Our Data Sciences group spans across the entire value chain at Janssen Pharmaceuticals from discovery to after launch enabling this person to work with various business units to help identify viable data mining opportunities and then implement end to end data analytical solutions. The role requires both a broad knowledge of existing data mining solutions, leadership and creativity to invent, customize and work in a multidisciplinary environment to drive business solutions.


The IT Lead, Data Sciences will be part of a dynamic, accomplished informatics team that will support one or more areas across R&D and commercial; He/She will be accountable for executing business requirements for projects, achieving project objectives, ensuring effective integration of new systems and technologies with a focus on data governance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as a technical leader in the field of Data Sciences, with specific expertise in one or more areas: clinical trials, observation studies, health informatics and electronic health records
  • Responsible to design, develop, analyze, implement and support solutions for project execution especially in the area of Real World Evidence
  • Works in collaboration with business team to understand business demands and identify opportunities
  • Oversees development of software tools, applications, and analyses to support business uses of health informatics data across R&D and the Enterprise

Knowledge for this position should include:

  • Expert understanding of technology lifecycle management, serving as a resource to others
  • Expertise with a wide variety of medical data obtained from multiple clinical settings such as experimental medicine, clinical observational studies, biorepositories, social media, electronic health records, etc.
  • Broad understanding of the company’s current IT system portfolio
Supervision Received/Provided:
  • Participates in critical projects that may be matrixed, cross-functional, and/or global in nature
  • Anticipates business needs to influence the development of solutions
  • Leads the formulation of innovative ideas and solutions on products, processes, and systems
  • Partners/manages vendors necessary to complete a project

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree with a minimum of three years of experience is required, respectively.
  • Familiarity with data management from one or more of the following areas is required: clinical laboratories, clinical trials, health outcomes, electronic medical records and/or digital analytics.
  • Experience working with complex, multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment is required.
  • Knowledge of SDLC is required.
  • Experience in business analysis is required.
  • Deep working knowledge of business intelligence solutions design & implementation, methodologies and business applications is preferred.
  • Technical scripting or querying skills are required.
  • Business analysis demonstrated capability on data visualization/data discovery with technologies such as Spotfire/Tableau/D3/SAS Visual Analytics is preferred.
  • Previous AWS experience is preferred
  • Experience working with and supervising contractors is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to drive tasks in a diverse team is required.
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Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Info Technology
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