Johnson & Johnson Careers


Santa Ana, California
Clinical Research MD

Job Description

Requisition ID: 3526190829

Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision (JJSV) is recruiting for a Clinical Scientist, to be located in Santa Ana, CA JJSV designs, manufactures, and distributes products for the surgical treatment of anterior segment ophthalmic disorders, most notably cataract removal.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen. Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, it has been helping patients see better through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. In 2017, J&J expanded into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) and consumer eye health and now serves more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries with its eye health portfolio.

Overall responsibilities:

  • Responsible for clinical science activities related to design, planning, development of clinical protocol, reports for assigned projects
  • Conduct, and interpret research studies in support of new product introduction.
  • Summarize and interpret clinical study data in technical reports.
  • Adhere to environmental policy, procedures, and support department environmental objectives. Engages in Credo-based decision-making.
  • Partner with R&D personnel (technical project manager, designers) global marketing, marketing research and regional partners to complete development projects that meet the needs of all partners.
  • Communicate data and conclusions using appropriate interpretation and understanding of clinical outcomes related to product performance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Responsible for delivery of assigned clinical programs, through effective partnership with the technical team, Clinical Operations and BD teams, to enable optimized engagement leading to delivery of clinical project commitments (delivery on time, within budget and in compliance with regulations and SOP)
  • Lead in study design to develop appropriate clinical trials to meet the NPD / LCM needs
  • Lead in the appropriate interpretation and dissemination of all evidence generated, including Clinical Study Reports, abstracts, manuscripts, CERs, etc.
  • Support the clinical aspects of labelling review for on-market products undergoing transition to EU MDR with respect to sufficient clinical evidence
  • Responsible for product Global Clinical Plans (GCPs), including PMCF plans for products intended for EU under EU MDR and leading such PMCF planning activities
  • Collaborate with key opinion leaders, investigators, IRB’s/EC’s, Regulatory Agencies, societies, associations, etc, as needed.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate dissemination of clinical data/evidence in value briefs and technical summaries for market access and reimbursement

Position duties & responsibilities:

Functional and Technical Competencies:

  • Expert in clinical science and processes along with a broad and extensive understanding of product development processes, team dynamics, related healthcare market environment, clinical trends, and global clinical trial regulations;
  • Ability to collaborate across different functional areas within CR&D to ensure alignment with governance processes (assigning roles and responsibilities, setting priorities, managing deliverables, etc.). and to meet business objectives;
  • Demonstrates ability to build collaborative relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Leadership requirement – ability to influence, shape and lead without direct reporting authority;
  • Change agent in team progression;
  • Through transparent leadership, this individual will support shaping a high-performing team with a global culture;

Leadership Competencies:

Strong leadership required in alignment with J&J Leadership Imperatives: Connect, Shape, Lead, Deliver as noted below.

  • Connect - foster strategic partnerships with key internal & external stakeholders to ensure development and timely delivery of innovative EGS / EDS
  • Shape – build strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant policies
  • Lead – continue to develop expertise in the development of strategic and scientific clinical research strategies for complex programs
  • Deliver – ensure clinical programs are delivered on time, within budget and in compliance to regulations and SOPs
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor or our Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Doctoral Degree-Optometry, PhD in Vision Sciences, or MD degree is required.
  • Post-graduate degree or residency preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years related scientific / technical experience in clinical research of vision science areas, basic science research or patient care is required including leadership / management role.
  • Comprehensive knowledge, understanding and application of principles, concepts and practices of clinical research is required
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical and scientific data to clinical and non-clinical audiences is required
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • This position may require approximately 10% travel, both domestic 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-Santa Ana-
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc (6234)
Job Function
Clinical Research MD
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