• Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 7773160615-en-us

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Immunology Translational Medicine to be 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. 
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Director, Immunology Translational Sciences and Medicine (ITSM), will be primarily responsible for providing Translational Medicine and Early Clinical Development support for projects and studies within the Immunology Therapeutic Area. This position will play a ‘dual role’, contributing both scientific and experimental as well as clinical development expertise to ITSM projects. This work will include support for primarily Phase 0-1 studies with occasional Phase 2 responsibility.
ITSM is an integrated group of scientists that includes the Immunology disease biology group, the systems pharmacology and biomarkers group, and a Translational Medicine group, and partners with the Early Development (ED) group to conduct ED and experimental studies. Janssen Immunology has a history of bringing life-changing therapies to patients with immune-mediated diseases. The ITSM/ED group will provide the  key learnings/insights on the next wave of novel therapies for these patients. We are looking for a Physician with a strong basic science background (MD PhD, or MD) to join this collaborative research group, and help us bring these new therapies to patients. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Design Translational Plans and identify appropriate FIH, POM (and POC) study designs for NME early development programs.
  • Design strategies for new indication assessments of development compounds and be an ITM ambassador within and outside of the ITA.
  • Implement approved strategies for early development of NME's including FIH/POM/(POC) studies and for new indication assessment of compounds in development
  • Have ultimate responsibility for the medical management and safety aspects of the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials for which he/she is responsible; Direct medical monitoring needs are expected to be 1-2 studies at any given time.




Qualifications for the Director include:

  • An MD PhD, or an MD with a basic science research background is required.
  • Previous clinical research experience with a minimum of 3 years industry experience or considerable clinical trials experience in an academic setting is required.
  • Strong experience in a relevant immunology/inflammation disease area such as GI/Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Rheumatology is preferred. 
  • Strong Immunology scientific expertise is preferred.
  • A record of peer reviewed publication and experience in scientific presentations is preferred.
  • The ability to work in a matrix organization with cross-functional teams is required.
  • The ability to travel up to 10%, including international travel is required.


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

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