Johnson & Johnson Careers


Irwindale, California
Medical Affairs

Job Description

Requisition ID: 3220190501

Johnson & Johnson’s Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group within Medical Devices is recruiting for a Franchise Medical Director for Biosense Webster, Inc, to be located in Irwindale, CA.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies produce a broad range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices contains key surgical platforms such as Wound Closure, Orthopedics, Open and Minimally Invasive Stapling, Energy, Biosurgery, Aesthetics, ENT, and Cardiovascular surgical products. As the most comprehensive devices business in the world, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is best suited to serve evolving customer needs, train more surgeons to improve standards of care, and treat more patients globally as access expands. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is currently $20 billion in World Wide sales.  The business is expected to experience solid growth over the next 5 to 7 years. 

Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. 20 million people around the world suffer from AFIB each year. Biosense Webster, Inc. is the global leader in the science of diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. The company established its leadership in electrophysiology with the development of the first real-time, 3D cardiac mapping and navigation technology, as well as the first electrophysiology catheter. The introduction of the company’s CARTO® 3 System in 2009 revolutionized 3D mapping technology by increasing the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the cardiac ablation procedure. 

 The Franchise Medical Director will have global medical affairs responsibility in support of the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. In addition, he/she will co-develop and deliver global innovation and life cycle business strategy. This role will also establish long term product opportunities, and evidence needed for development programs and post market products.

 The Franchise Medical Director will:

 Shape the industry by building strong relationships externally with key stakeholders (Key Opinion Leaders, Regulatory Agencies, Professional Societies, etc.) to anticipate industry trends, understand clinical/medical insights, unmet medical needs and global standards of care in order to deliver quality products/solutions

  • Ensure the execution of all phases of products' development, establish evidence generation and dissemination strategies for the company's sponsored and investigator-initiated studies 
  • The Franchise Medical Director will work with Medical Business Partner to; R&D,  Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Regulatory Compliance, Pre-Clinical, Health Economics & Market Access and Professional Medical Education
  • Ensure the development and execution of product and/or procedural evidence generation and dissemination strategies for company sponsored and investigator- initiated research
  • Chair the Clinical Research Committee to ensure medical scientific alignment between   Clinical Research and the company's strategic needs
  • Protocol Review Committee, Safety and Quality Review Boards
  • The Franchise Medical Affairs Director will be participating in Key Governance Forums, including Global Management Boards, Cross Functional Leadership Teams, Portfolio Management Teams, Protocol Review Committee, Safety and Quality Review Boards
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next       management level
  • Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Directs the operational function in medical affairs
  • Oversees the design and implementation plans of medical affairs program
  • Ensures medical affair's objectives are aligned with the goals and mission of the company
  • Reviews and approves educational, promotional and reporting materials for use by internal stakeholders. Strategizes and prioritizes publication proposals
  • Serve as the project champion to insure timeline adherence and project completion
  • Develops and provides input to research protocols for specific projects promoting  company message and value
  • Directs implements plans for clinical trials, including protocol, staffing and budgeting as  it relates to strategic initiatives. Develops policies and procedures for development
  •  Executes plans for continuous improvement to create an environment in Medical Affairs  that encourages and recognizes creativity, innovation, teamwork, risk taking and empowerment that fosters new product development

  • A minimum of a MD/MB Bch/DO or equivalent is required
  • A minimum of a MD is required
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant experience in post graduate medical education (beyond initial licensure), fellowship, subspecialty training, clinical practice, or dedicated research, is required
  • At least 3 years of experience (beyond Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship) as a clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist is required
  • Additional advanced degrees are preferred
  • A current license to practice medicine is preferred
  • Board Certification or an equivalent is preferred
  • Previous industry experience leading Medical/Clinical/R&D teams in a highly regulated, commercial medical device business is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in clinical practice as an attending level physician is preferred
  • Significant experience with clinical research is preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in building Medical Affairs, Clinical Research or Research & Development teams to meet the needs of a global set of businesses serving different clinical specialties or therapeutic areas is preferred
  • In addition, the leader must be able to collaborate well with multiple partners and work effectively in a matrix environment
  • This position is based in Irwindale or Irvine, CA and may require up to 50% travel, national and international

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.


Primary Location
United States-California-Irwindale-15715 Arrow Highway
Medical Device Business Services, Inc (6029)
Job Function
Medical Affairs
Requisition ID