Director, Biomarker Research - Biology CVM Discovery

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 22, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4876170316-en-us

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Director, located in Spring House, PA.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.  
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The Director, Biomarker Research and Development, applies current biomarker technologies and statistical approaches to provide strategy, assay validation, execution and analysis of target engagement markers, proximal pharmacodynamics markers, patient stratification biomarkers, markers of disease progression and response to therapy for cardiovascular and metabolic disease programs and states.  Additional responsiblities include but are not limited to the following:
  • He/she works closely with colleagues from clinical and discovery groups, quantitative pharmacometrics and statistics to develop Biomarker plans to support robust decision-making in the early clinical space. 
  • He/she ensures effective cross functional interactions and collaborations across the different functional areas that relate to Biomarker discovery, development and execution, and directs and oversees the outsourcing and validation of clinically applicable biomarker assays, manages budgets and internal and external contracts related to Biomarker development activities.
  • He/she provides guidance on the efficient and effective use of more traditional soluble biomarkers as well as “omic” approaches to advance the understanding and development of agents to treat/predict disease with experience in the application and analysis of genetic, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data.

  • PhD degree in biomedical science, MD, or MD/PhD with at least 7 years of relevant biomarker or translational research experience in an industry setting is required
  • A demonstrated excellence in leading a research/biomarker team, leadership skills and ability to motivate and influence people is required
  • An in-depth understanding of the research laboratory environment; familiarity with all basic and some complex laboratory equipment / instrumentation is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a laboratory setting, and generate and accurately document data is required
  • Understanding of the overall process of drug discovery and development is required 
  • Experience in working with external companies and alliance partners, and in managing successful research collaborations is preferred
  • Experience with clinical diagnostics and their uses is preferred
  • Extensive experience with clinical sample handling is preferred
  • Proven record on publication of biomarker data in high-quality scientific, technical or medical journals is preferred
  • Previous experience leading a group of Cardiovascular Metabolism biomarkers are preferred

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Research non-MD
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