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【Janssen】 Partnership Manager (Associate Director)Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center -Asia Pacific -

Chiyoda, Japan
Mergers (SP)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805683369W

Janssen】 Partnership Manager (Associate Director)

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center -Asia Pacific -


This position supports implementation of the Innovation Center Asia Pacific strategy to develop a deep and credible network with leading scientists and clinicians in academia, government and non-profit organizations. The individual will actively identify and evaluate external opportunities in Japan, support negotiations and play a critical role in management of academic collaborations that have potential to impact J&J portfolio for the global markets. He/she will work closely with director to effectively manage opportunity review within the organization, participate in the due diligence teams to assess scientific risk and opportunities.


•Responsible for the identification of target opportunities and the building of scientific and business relationships with academic KOLs in Japan.

•Responsible for outreach to academic researchers to coordinate review of investment opportunities aligned with Therapeutic Area strategy.

•Accountable for maintaining a network of relationships within the local community, the flow and quality of opportunities and alignment with business and TA strategy.

•Manage the initial due diligence process in Japan with other IC and TA members and key internal and external scientific experts, as appropriate. 

•Participate in the full due diligence process.

•Participate in establishing Public- Private partnerships

•Responsible for establishing and developing key internal stakeholder relationships and identifying internal scientific champions for transactions.

•In collaboration with the Director New Ventures Japan, responsible for ensuring that resources are engaged in an orderly, efficient, timely and cost-effective manner in the evaluation of external opportunities. 

•Work closely with the Transactions group to recommend collaboration models, structure deals and assist in negotiation.

•Assist in the follow up collaborations for successful implementation through on-boarding and ongoing responsibility for alliance management.


MD or PhD is required.

At least 5 years of basic research experience in academia after degree plus 3 ~ 5 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with experience in drug discovery and/or drug development preferred. 

Experience in publication of scientific peer-reviewed paper as the first/second/corresponding author.

Experience in research collaboration between academia and industry is plus.

Experience in the Immunology and/or Oncology therapeutic area preferred. 

Proficient communication skill in English and Japanese is mandatory.

*Travel will be required.

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. (7195)
Job Function
Mergers (SP)
Requisition ID