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Director, Global Medical Affairs Lead, Aticaprant/Mood Disorders

  • Titolo Director, Global Medical Affairs Lead, Aticaprant/Mood Disorders
  • Funzione Medical Affairs Group
  • Sottofunzione Medical Affairs
  • Categoria Director, Medical Affairs (PL9)
  • Località Raritan, New Jersey, United States
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2406179101W
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Janssen Global Services, LLC, a part of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Director, Global Medical Affairs Lead, Aticaprant/Mood Disorders located in Raritan, NJ.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at .

The Global Medical Affairs Lead for Aticaprant/Mood Disorders reports to the Sr. Global Medical Affairs Lead Neuropsychiatry and is accountable for strategic leadership and oversight of medical affairs strategy for Aticaprant and mood disorder pipeline assets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Key focus for this role will be the pre-launch and launch activities for Aticaprant in the MDD with anhedonia indication.
  • Responsible for external engagement strategies for Aticaprant and earlier MDD/mood disorders pipeline assets including product and disease area global advisory boards, coordination of medical symposia and congress activities, pre-approval access plans, KOL and PAG engagement strategy, collaborative research groups and/or pre-competitive consortia, and coordination with regional activity in these areas.
  • Accountable for development and execution of   high-quality medical affairs strategies that are cross-functionally aligned with world-wide partners across the Therapeutic Area for key assets
  • Collaborate closely  with Global R&D, Market Access and Commercial functions on regionally-aligned strategies for differentiation and medical adoption of early, pre-launch, and in-market assets including life-cycle management.
  • Responsible for developing the Global Evidence Generation strategies for specific assets.
  • Accountable for design and conduct of Global Medical Affairs PH3b or PhIV studies, including appropriate staffing and management of budget.
  • Actively contribute to the overall governance and strategy of the Global Medical Affairs Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, including programs, people and budget.
  • Work with relevant Disease Area Leadership Teams (DALTs) and Senior Leaders across functions to give medical input into and shape global strategies for key assets in the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area to bring value to patients with best-in-class treatments.
  • Provide technical and strategic expertise to ensure consistent processes, excellence in planning and delivery of medical affairs strategies for differentiation and medical adoption of all assets.
  • Set performance goals for team and monitor results, ensuring timely performance reviews and performance feedback as needed.
  • Accountable for recruiting, retaining, and developing top Neuroscience talent.
  • International travel required.


  • A minimum of an advanced degree (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD, MPH or other masters level degree) required
  • Experience in the neuroscience therapeutic area is required
  • A minimum of 8 years of combined relevant experience in a medical/clinical environment and/or scientific function in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred 
  • Prior experience in a strategic external engagement role is required
  • In country or regional launch experience for mood disorder drugs preferred
  • Evidence generation experience preferred
  • Experience in a people leadership role within a global multi-functional matrix organization preferred
  • Strong track record of producing results in a matrix-based environment required
  • Knowledge of the principles of translating scientific innovation into clinical practice
  • Knowledge of the Neuropsychiatry competitive landscape
  • Expertise in current treatment practices for one or more major Psychiatric disorders
  • Strong collaboration skills, including influencing without authority and superb external networking
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build followership for ideas and innovations
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic outside-in thinking
  • Strong problem-solving skills for developing creative solutions and meeting matrix-team objectives
  • Good oral/written communication skills, allowing effective interactions with all levels of the organization
  • High degree of organization awareness and fluency with change management

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $157,000 to $271,400 USD.

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: -  

This job posting is anticipated to close on April 11, 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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