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Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development

Senior Principal Scientist, Immunology Clinical Pharmacology

  • Job Title Senior Principal Scientist, Immunology Clinical Pharmacology
  • Function Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development
  • Sub Function Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacometrics
  • Category Senior Principal Scientist, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacometrics (ST8)
  • Location Spring House, Pennsylvania, United States; Raritan, New Jersey, United States; Beerse, Antwerp, Belgium; Titusville, New Jersey, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406193627W
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Johnson and Johnson is currently seeking a Senior Principal Scientist, Immunology Clinical Pharmacology located in Spring House, PA; Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; OR Beerse, Belgium.

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The Senior Principal Scientist, Immunology within Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics (CPP) is to apply and promote Clinical Pharmacology expertise including the design of Clinical Pharmacology components of simple and complex clinical studies, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) analysis and reporting, and application of principles of model-informed drug development (MIDD) to programs in all stages of development, ranging from pre-New Molecular Entity (NME) declaration through post-marketing support. The Senior Principal Scientist CPP Leader is responsible and accountable for developing compound specific Clinical Pharmacology strategy for the development of a compound, including interactions with regulatory agencies and functions as CPP Leader on the Compound Development Teams (CDT) working in collaboration with various stakeholders within the team and within Quantitative Sciences (e.g., Statistics, Pharmacometrics).  The Senior Principal Scientist CPP Leader independently executes the day to day operations for the Clinical Pharmacology aspects of the assigned programs and may provide management directly or indirectly to junior CPP leaders.

Primary responsibilities:

·       Devise the clinical pharmacology and MIDD strategy via application of quantitative methods to integrate knowledge of nonclinical data, PK, PD, disease states, competitive landscape, etc. to influence go/no go decisions, dose and dose regimen selection, and optimize study designs throughout drug development.  Translate quantitative knowledge into strategic opportunities with key stake holders to drive development along the model-informed drug development principles.

·       Plan, perform, and/or provide oversight for appropriate analyses (e.g., non-compartmental, population and/or modeling and simulation analysis of PK and/or PD data) of preclinical-clinical translation, dose/exposure-response relationships, to guide dose regimen and optimize study design.

·       Responsible for planning and delivery of scientifically robust and efficient clinical pharmacology strategies for development candidates.

·       Develop key product differentiation strategies based on a compound’s key attributes and relevant therapeutic landscape

·       Define regulatory strategy for CP and prepare CP contributions to regulatory documents. Represent CP in relevant external regulatory meetings.

·       Participate in the evaluation of potential business development opportunities.

·       Stay abreast of clinical pharmacology, MIDD, analysis methodology and overall drug development process, including regulatory guidance, and modelling and simulation methods by engaging with the scientific community (e.g., publishing, presenting at meetings, participating in special interest groups within professional societies, etc.) .

·       Work effectively in matrix environment, managing CP deliverables in accordance with timelines and overall project goals.

·       Apply appropriate regulatory guidelines in the design of clinical development plans and studies.

·       Foster working environment that promotes collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

·       Assist in process improvement initiatives and SOP development where applicable.



·       PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, or relevant Biological Sciences, with 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical, biomedical, or related field required. 


·       Advanced understanding of PK, PD, and/or Translational Medicine

·       Understanding of advanced analysis methods (e.g., population analysis, PBPK, QSP)

·       Demonstrated understanding of overall process of drug development including MIDD and the overall Pharmaceutical R&D process

·       Demonstrated ability to apply innovative tools to enable rational and efficient Clinical Pharmacology strategy of the drug development plan

·       Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines

·       Good oral and written communication skills, including ability to interpret PK and PK/PD results and able to present findings effectively and influence stakeholders

·       Has established a strong level of expertise and scientific reputation through multiple publications and presentations.

·       Up to 10% travel – Domestic & International


·       Experience with modeling tools (e.g., NONMEM, Monolix, R, Gastroplus, Simcyp, Winnonlin)

·       Drug development experience in Immunology including understanding of disease, patient population, and treatment paradigm.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in the US is $135,000 to $232,300.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in San Francisco Bay Area is $166,000 to $267,145.

* 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.

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

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This job posting is anticipated to close on July 16, 2024.  The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

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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