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Director Biology, Metabolic Complications, Cardiovascular & Metabolism Discovery

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4206180222

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Director, located in Boston, MA.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.  
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Director Biology within our CVM Discovery group will support drug discovery of novel therapeutics for cardiovascular, fatty liver and/or diabetic kidney diseases.   The Director oversees, performs and evaluates biological experiments to support discovery programs, identifies new targets and validates biological pathways and agents for the treatment of pathologic conditions. Designs and ensures the successful coordination of research studies. Provides biological scientific support to discovery and development project teams. Works on innovative methods or takes the lead in innovative methods to improve current systems and processes. Leads discovery teams in pursuing a therapeutic area focused approach to drug development. Collaborates on external projects and cultivates cross functional relationships. Provides expert biology support consistent with business plan strategies. Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge in own disease area(s). Reviews and stays current on published literature, and trends to provide leadership guidance. Provides scientific mentorship and management. Provides direction and development to the biology staff. Provides technical expertise, in terms of problem solving for complex technical problems using advanced knowledge and experience. Ensures training and development activities are provided to optimize staff. Supports development of career paths for staff. Develops budgets and projects expected expenditures.  Leads and directs research related activities to ensure high quality programs. Collaborates with business development and others to define an externally focused research strategy. Oversees one or more program project teams. Creates a motivated and focused team aligned with the organizational goals of the department and with company policy. Hires research staff, implements training and development initiatives to optimize staff skills, conducts performance appraisals, and develops individual objectives for direct report staff. Ensures development of future leaders. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Work in cross-functional teams, including translational medicine, discovery, biomarkers, program project teams and disease-specific working groups, to shape a discovery and pharmacology strategy for novel drug candidates and will bring forward novel concepts and innovative technologies to support long-term plans
  • Presenting scientific accomplishments internally and externally to the scientific community and discussed with key opinion leaders

  • Ph.D. with at least 12 years of post-graduate experience in cardiovascular, liver or kidney biology in the pharmaceutical industry is required
  • Demonstrated competence for team leadership and/or people management is required
  • Record of scientific accomplishments directed toward the discovery and development of therapeutic agents, including publishing work in journals, oral presentations within and outside industry, and participation in professional societies is required
  • This position may require 10% travel.

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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