Associate Director, Translational Medicine Program Lead.
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson
and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate
Director, Translational Medicine to be located in the United
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.
As Immunology Leaders, we know immunology is vital to human health.
Driven by a relentless focus on patient unmet needs, we will
redefine treatments for immune diseases by delivering
transformational and accessible therapies and regimens to patients
with immune-mediated disease. For more than two decades we have
been a world leader in the development of transformational
medicines, establishing one of the strongest, first-in-class
portfolios and pipelines in the industry, including the first tumor
necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor, and first interleukin (IL)-12 and
IL-23 inhibitors. We tirelessly push the boundaries of science and
creativity, applying our deep disease insights, novel pathway
science, new technologies, and treatment modalities to restore
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. discovers and develops
innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical
needs in the following therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology,
neuroscience, infectious diseases & vaccines, cardiovascular &
metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Please visit
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collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. We are
guided by our Credo.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness
of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal
The Associate Director, Translational Medicine (TM), will be a
program and experimental medicine leader in the Immunology
Translational Science and Medicine (TSM) function. In this
position, the Associate Director, TM, will decisively contribute to
accelerating the Immunology pipeline from portfolio entry to
The Associate Director, TM, will function as a clinical lead/study
responsible physician on early development programs and trials.
They will contribute to creating translational plans for programs
that are aligned with overall TA strategy and with relevant disease
area and/or pathway strategies. They will be empowered to lead a
cross-functional clinical trial team to deliver on the trials major
execution milestones within governance-approved timeline and budget
commitments. This responsibility extends end to end for clinical
trials: from initial protocol design to continued monitoring and
problem solving on trial execution to the analysis, interpretation,
and communication of study results. This role will partner with
translational science and deep engagement with investigators and
external experts is expected. In this leadership role they will be
supported by the senior leaders within the Translational Science
and Medicine function, including the relevant disease area leaders
(both in clinical development and biomarker science) and a clinical
study responsible scientist. The span of studies in scope are phase
1 (including focused experimental medicine studies) through Proof
The position reports into a Senior Director of the Translational
Medicine (TM) group. Within TM, the Associate Director will be part
of the Translational Medicine Program Lead group which has primary
responsibility within TSM for creating and implementing innovative
translational plans for the portfolio assets. TSM is a group within
the Immunology Therapeutic Area, consisting of a Translational
Medicine and Translational Science (TS). TM has combined expertise
in the clinical study of immunologic disease, immunologic pathways,
and in early clinical trial design and execution. TS has expertise
in biomarker development, disease biology research, and in the
application of immunology and data science technologies to support
drug development. Organizationally, TSM serves as a pivitol bridge
between Discovery Research and the later phase Clinical Development
group. TSM provides the necessary scientific and clinical expertise
to advance an industry-leading pipeline of novel mechanism small
molecules and biologic agents to address unmet need in
immune-mediated diseases. This position will play a dual role,
contributing both scientific and clinical development expertise to
Responsibilities Are As Follows
- Design and execution of program translational strategies
integrating both disease and pathway approaches.
- Design and execution of early clinical trials through PoC
including experimental medicine studies.
- Lead a cross-functional trial team to deliver on study
milestones and commitments.
- Collaborate with translational science on the development and
implementation of clinical biomarker and patient segmentation
- Support experimental medicine studies.
- Support Business Development, including due diligence
- Represent TM on early development teams.
- Represent TM for project teams when presenting to portfolio,
project, and governance meetings.
- Lead or participate in cross-functional working groups such as
scientific and safety review boards.
- Identify and collaborate with academic translational sites to
optimize the translational strategy and plans for programs.
- Prepare and/or direct the preparation and review of protocols,
clinical study reports and translational medicine sections of
Translational plans, IBs, INDs, abstracts, manuscripts, and
- Responsible for presentation of results and updates of projects
at department, project, corporate and scientific meetings.
- MD or MD/PhD degree required.
- Minimum of 3 years of industry and/or translational research
- Training in Immunology strongly preferred.
- Subspecialty medical training in Dermatology, Gastroenterology,
or Rheumatology is preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience with
clinical and/or research teams is required.
- Strong track record in publications is preferred.
- Willingness and ability to travel, including trans-Atlantic
travel (up to -10%) is required.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis
United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge-MA Cambridge Binney
United States-California-San Diego
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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