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Associate Director, Medical Writing (1 of 2)

  • Titel Associate Director, Medical Writing (1 of 2)
  • Funktion R&D
  • Unterfunktion Medical Writing
  • Standort Titusville, New Jersey, United States; United States; United Kingdom; Europe/Middle East/Africa; Germany; Belgium; Netherlands; Switzerland; Spain; North America; France; Canada
  • Gepostet
  • Stellenangebotsnummer 2306102850W


Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Medical Writing.  The primary location for this position is the United States.  Secondary locations are Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain and France.  This is a global role and is open to other countries.  Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the company.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us.  We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science.  We are Janssen.  We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.  Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, cardiovascular and metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension.  Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com for more information.

The Associate Director, Medical Writing will support the Neuroscience, Oncology or Immunology Therapeutic Areas (TAs); however representatives from all TAs comprise the hiring team and you may also be considered for other TAs during the recruitment process.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and finalize all types of clinical documents, taking a proactive or lead role in terms of content and scientific strategy.  Work with a high level of independence and take a lead role on with respect to timing, scheduling, and tracking.
  • Lead program-level/submission writing teams independently.
  • Directly lead or set objectives for others on team projects and tasks.
  • Guide or train cross‐functional team members on processes and best practices; coach or mentor more junior writers.
  • Proactively identify and champion Medical Writing process improvements.
  • Develop and present best practices to external audiences. 
  • Lead cross‐functional/cross‐Therapeutic Area, cross‐Johnson & Johnson process improvement initiatives, or other process working group.
  • If a lead writer for a program, be the primary point of contact and champion for medical writing activities for the clinical team.  Plan and lead the writing group for assigned program.
  • Lead discussions in Medical Writing and cross‐functional meetings as appropriate.
  • Maintain and disseminate knowledge of industry, company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Interact with senior cross‐functional colleagues and external partners to strengthen coordination between departments.
  • Represent Medical Writing in industry standards working groups.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s or equivalent University/College degree is required.  Advanced degree (Masters, PhD) preferred. 
  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant pharmaceutical/scientific experience is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant medical writing experience is required.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Expert project management skills required.
  • Expert project/process improvement leadership is required.
  • Expert leadership skills (influencing, negotiating, assertiveness, taking initiative, conflict management, change management) required.
  • Strong people management skills required.
  • Must have the ability to delegate responsibility to junior writers.
  • The ability to collaborate and develop effective partnerships with key business partners and customers is required.
  • The ability to independently recognize how to best interpret, summarize, and present statistical and medical information to ensure quality and accuracy of content in complex document types is required.
  • This position will require up to 10% travel.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA is $150,300 to $259,210.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in all other US locations is $131,000 to $225,400. 

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.  Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.  The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year.  Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

  • Vacation - up to 120 hours per calendar year
  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington - up to 56 hours per calendar year
  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays - up to 13 days per calendar year
  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to: https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

* The compensation and benefits information set forth in this posting applies to candidates hired in the United States.  Candidates hired outside the United States will be eligible for compensation and benefits in accordance with their local market.

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 of disability.

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