Associate Scientific Director, Colorectal Cancer Interception, Oncology Drug Discovery

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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Scientific Director, 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 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 Associate Scientific Director, Colorectal Cancer Interception, Oncology Drug Discovery will lead and support pre-clinical drug discovery and clinical diagnostic programs for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Interception within the Oncology Therapeutic Area of Janssen. This position involves interactions with both internal and external partners. Specifically, the Associate Scientific Director candidate will lead programs to initiate novel efforts for the discovery and validation of exploratory diagnostic and target discovery platforms to inform on high-risk patient populations, surrogate clinical endpoints and treatment paradigms specifically for CRC interception. Prospective candidates should have at least 5-10+ years of experience working within a drug discovery program. Experience supporting and leading programs that have moved from preclinical through clinical development is required.

The qualified candidate will understand, analyze, and interpret various forms of data and synthesize results in presentations to align with Colorectal Cancer Interception strategies.

Experience working in multidisciplinary teams is required, and will require excellent communication skills, and a strong ability to present data in an organized fashion. The candidate must perform meticulous record keeping and generate scientific reports to support preclinical drug development. Ability to contribute to documents to support IND filings, patent applications, external conference posters and journal articles is preferred. Candidate will be expected to lead scientific efforts on specific identified programs.

• Ph.D. degree in a biology-related field
• 5-10+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical setting supporting drug discovery efforts including programs in the area of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases.
• Drug development experience, particularly around small molecule programs targeting GI disease, is required.
• Preclinical experience assessing multi-nodal data sets to inform on diagnostic biomarkers and novel targets is preferred.
• GI expertise in areas such as microbiology, immunology, oncology, cell and/or molecular biology expertise is preferred.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and other data management systems.
• Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, strong troubleshooting ability and organization skills.

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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