Senior Scientific Director, Translational Research Hematological Malignancies

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4870161222-en-us

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Senior Director, located in Spring House, PA.
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The Senior Scientific Director will serve multiple roles within the Oncology Hematology Disease Area Stronghold (DAS).  The Hematological Malignancies Translational Research group is responsible for all clinical biomarker and translational medicine strategies for compounds in development within the Oncology pipelines.  In addition, the Translational Research group also covers disease biology for the indications of interest for the Oncology TA.  For the Hematological Malignancies group, key areas of interest include Diffuse B cell lymphoma, myeloma, mantle cell lymphoma, AML and MDS.  The Senior Scientific Director will also be responsible for:
  • Oversees and manages the translational strategy and implementation for the Hematological Malignancies group.
  • Ensures the planning and execution of discovery and validation of predictive, prognostic, safety, and disease biomarkers
  • Oversees the management of a Translational research budget to support biomarker discovery and validation studies as well as supporting analysis of clinical samples
  • Drives and leads the development of Companion Diagnostics in the cases where they are needed for clinical programs
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal functional groups, external academic research groups and CROS to facilitate the implementation of Translational Research strategies in Clinical trials.  
  • Leading collaborations and projects with external leaders in the hematology oncology field
  • Manages a team of staff including scientists, TR leaders, laboratory technicians, operational leads, computational biologists
  • Regular reporting of biomarker data to Oncology senior management.
  • Responsibility for the biomarker sections in Clinical protocols, Investigator Brochures, Compound Development Plans generation of Clinical Study Report
  • Managing the outstanding or in-house coordination of proposed analysis within clinical trials.
  • Compliance and meeting projected timelines for project deliverables (e.g. protocol outlines, protocols, informed consent, strategy documents, analysis reports, etc.) 
  • Responsibility for resource planning for proposed projects.

  • Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related field with at least 8 years of applicable biomarker, translational research, program management, clinical trial and/or research experience is required
  • Strong background in tumor biology, project management, and laboratory management is required
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience is required
  • Previous Immune oncology experience is preferred
  • Hematology experience is preferred
  • Clinical biomarker experience is preferred
  • Previous supervisory/management experience is required
  • The candidate will have a strong publication record demonstrating relevant experience in clinical trials, translational medicine/research, early drug development, drug discovery and/or biomarkers
  • Sufficient experience in drug discovery and/or early development to represent a diverse TR group on a compound development team (CDT) and to communicate goals and deliverables to senior management and governance committees throughout J&J

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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