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Janssen Research & Development, LLC is recruiting for a Scientific Director of Discovery Immunology, located in Spring House, PA.

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, vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases and pulmonary hypertension. 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.

We are seeking a Scientific Director within the Discovery group in the Immunology therapeutic area to drive innovative, new approaches in drug discovery to address unmet needs in immune-mediated diseases.

The successful candidate will be responsible for refining and implementing our strategy to identify and prosecute novel therapeutic approaches to target key pathogenic and/or regulatory pathways in adaptive immunity across a number of immune-mediated disorders. The successful candidate will also be responsible for aggressively establishing collaborations with world-class academic and clinical thought leaders in this area to access state of the art expertise and technologies that drive innovative approaches to drug discovery. The successful candidate will have a balance of deep technical background, exceptional communication and collaboration skills and an excellent ability to build relationships. They will work within a strong matrixed environment with colleagues within the Immunology therapeutic area and other functional areas to advance innovative new therapeutics and therapeutic strategies in immune-mediated diseases into clinical development. They will partner with our Innovation Centers to explore external opportunities and will participate on the Adaptive Senior leadership team to enable delivery on our portfolio.

You will:
• Contribute to establishing a premier research infrastructure to build a robust asset portfolio of therapeutics targeting adaptive immune mechanisms to treat autoimmune disorders
• Provide leadership in the areas of therapeutic design, development and delivery to pre-clinical drug discovery programs across the adaptive portfolio
• Establish collaborations with elite academic and clinical thought leaders to access state of the art expertise and technologies that drive innovative ways to drug discovery
• Represent the company at meetings and to potential collaborators
• Interact with multiple partners in a matrix environment
• Work in a collaborative environment where ideas can be respectfully challenged to drive excellence and innovation
• PhD in Immunology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience is required
• Previous line management experience and a proven track record of success in advancing drug discovery program, is required
• Drug discovery knowledge and project leadership experience is required
• Strong communications skills and a validated ability to work in a matrix environment while establishing and maintaining effective internal and external collaborations is required
• Up to 15% travel is required

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.


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United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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