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Director, Expression Sciences/ Biologics Discovery

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 5264190521

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Director, Expression Sciences/ Biologics Discovery located in Spring House, PA.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.


This Director will be responsible and accountable for leading Expression Sciences within Biologics Discovery. The role will support projects in all therapeutic areas for Janssen (Oncology, Neurosciences, Immunology, CVM and Infectious Diseases). They must bring strong leadership and organizational skills and in-depth technical knowledge about the expression and purification of biologics. They must be able to manage an extensive portfolio of programs, balancing appropriate resources based on project priority. This Director must exhibit excellent collaboration as they will interface with other functions within discovery and development.

Additional responsibilities include participating with senior leaders in management to drive success and meet productivity goals of Biologics Discovery and the Janssen BioTherapeutics organization.

  • Responsible and accountable for Expression Sciences function within Biologics Discovery
  • Responsible for functional support of the entire pipeline for Biologics Discovery
  • Be an effective leader of the group and be responsible for driving productivity and delivering results with a sense of urgency

  • Responsible for the development of all employees including management development and training to meet current and future business needs

  • Sets priorities and objectives of managers and scientific staff, as directed by agreed upon Therapeutic Area (TA) needs

  • Identify key issues and allocate resources to support goals and support stage gate progression of preclinical candidates

  • Possess in-depth and current knowledge of expression and purification technologies including high throughput and automated methodologies

  • Author patents, publications and trade secrets

  • Candidate must possess a PhD

  • Must have 10 years of experience

  • Must have 3 years of people management experience

  • Experience in protein expression, protein purification

  • Demonstrated leadership in collaborating with stake-holders and leading in a matrix environment

  • Demonstrated leadership in implementing new technologies

  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring and development of people

  • Experience with antibodies and multispecific antibodies preferred

  • Experience with high throughput automation preferred

  • Travel 10% both Domestic (US) 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-Pennsylvania-Spring House-Welsh & McKean Roads
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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