Johnson & Johnson Careers

Director, Biomarker & Bioinformatics

Shanghai, China

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905743008W

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team focusing on drug discovery, translational research, and early development of novel small or large molecule drug candidates in Shanghai, China. The candidate will lead a team of scientists in diverse functions, including experimental platforms, bioinformatics and clinical biomarker.  In this role, the candidate will collaborate broadly with colleagues in China R&D and global team to deliver results.  The candidate will also identify and establish relationships with major CRO companies, academic labs to leverage external resources to benefit internal projects.


·       Lead a team with diverse functions, including experimental platforms, bioinformatics and clinical biomarker. The experimental platforms include but not limited to assay/screening, biophysics, IHC/ISH, FACS, NGS etc.

·       Support the China discovery and clinical development projects with the cutting-edge experimental platforms.

·       Accountable for initiation and delivery of biomarker and translational research projects to derive novel patient insights, biomarkers for patient selection, disease biomarkers, prognostic biomarkers.

·       Provide senior scientific leadership and set strategic direction regarding to technology advancement.

·       The successful candidate will be actively engaged in participating and evaluating progress in collaborative programs with external partners, so experience in collaborative research would be desirable.

  • The candidate should have a MD or PhD in biology, molecular biology, pathology, biochemistry or a related field, with minimum 10 years of industry experience in pre-clinical drug discovery or translational research, preferably in a pharmaceutical setting or other relevant healthcare industry.

·       The ideal candidate would also have a working knowledge of the challenges and experimental systems linked to drug discovery or diagnostic/biomarker research

  • Demonstrated capability to lead and deliver translational/biomarker projects.
  • Hands on experience with cutting edge cellular and molecular technologies related to Oncology biomarker research would be desired.

·       Track record of managing complex technical, scientific and operational activities and in leading, developing and motivating teams

·       Excellent written and oral communication skill in English and Chinese

Primary Location
J&J (China) Investments Ltd (7046)
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