Johnson & Johnson Careers

Director, Epidemiology

Raritan, New Jersey; New Brunswick, New Jersey

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4266180614

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Epidemiology to be located in Raritan or New Brunswick, NJ.
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 immunology, oncology, 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 primary responsibility of the Cancer Epidemiologist will be to support a specific 5-year grant-funded program with the following major responsibilities:

  • Literature review and synthesis of existing research relevant to the target patient population, course of illness, outcomes of interest and relevant methodologic features that will inform implementation of subsequent research.
  • Assist clinical teams with study design, identification and evaluation of potentially suitable registries, databases and other data resources focused on the targeted patient populations and outcomes of interest.
  • Work closely within a multidisciplinary team to define research questions, develop protocols, and implement solutions needed to achieve strategic goals.
  • Design, develop protocols, and coordinate network analyses of internal and external registries and observational clinical databases to evaluate and define disease natural history, clinical and surrogate endpoints, assess safety/benefit questions, and inform the design and conduct of clinical research.
  • Remain up-to-date with the FDA/Regulatory Agencies positions and guidance regarding applications of electronic, patient-level real world databases and other emerging epidemiologic research tools.
This role is in support of work contingent upon project based funding; employment is contingent upon continued project funding.

Qualifications for the Director, Epidemiology include:
  • PhD in Epidemiology or a closely related field, or MD with training and degree in Epidemiology or a closely related field is required
  • Minimum 5 years of post-doctoral level Epidemiology research experience in academia, government or private sector/pharmaceutical industry, notably in large electronic health record and health insurance claims databases is required
  • Demonstrated expertise and productivity in observational research, protocol development, and deadline-driven research are required
  • Proven experience with influencing skills appropriate to working with external sites (hospitals, registries) is required
  • Experience in cancer epidemiology and transplantation strongly preferred
  • Two + years of pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and the ability to work as part of a team, including remote and multidisciplinary teams are required
  • A sophisticated understanding of and the ability to interpret methods and communicate research proposals, protocols, and results is required
  • Experience working with networks of large administrative databases, registries, or medical records databases is preferred
  • Experience working with health authorities and phase III/IV experience as well as global experience is preferred
  • Up to 10% annual travel (primarily domestic and international) is required

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan-1000 US HIghway 202
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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