Johnson & Johnson Careers

GCDO Trial Leader

Titusville, New Jersey; Breda, Netherlands; Leiden, Netherlands; Beerse, Belgium; High Wycombe, United Kingdom; La Jolla, California; Raritan, New Jersey; Spring House, Pennsylvania
Clinical Trial Coordination

Job Description

Requisition ID: 7782181122


Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO) Trial Leader - Oncology.  This position can be located in Spring House, PA; Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; La Jolla, CA; Beerse, Belgium; High Wycombe, United Kingdom; Leiden, Netherlands or Breda, Netherlands.


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.


The Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO) Trial Leader (GTL) will have primary global accountability at the trial level within the GCDO organization.  The GTL will provide operational expertise for the successful cross-functional delivery of assigned early development clinical trial(s), within agreed timelines and budget, and in alignment with all the applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory requirements.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of external service providers (ESP), including ESP contracts and budgets.  In addition, this individual will be involved in planning and execution of both internally managed and outsourced trials, with scope from draft protocol elements document to availability of the Clinical Study Report and applicable disclosure of the trial results.
  • Lead the cross-functional Trial Team (including GCDO and non-GCDO members) and collaborate with all trial team members, building the trial operational plan, in alignment with the organizational and the Therapeutic Area (TA) Clinical Team’s objectives.  Define risk mitigation strategies and ensure implementation thereof.
  • Maintain oversight of the trial by taking an operational leadership role in a matrix organization, which includes coordinating activities in the Trial Team and ensuring ad-hoc trial Working Groups are organized as needed, driving issue identification and resolution, contingency planning, and decision-making.
  • Identify risks and ensure mitigation and contingencies are being initiated and followed through (including management of Corrective and Preventive Action Plans).
  • Overall trial budget and contract management, including updates for scope changes, review and approval of ESP contracts, change orders and ensure services are delivered.
  • Drive the final study placement and ensure alignment with and communication to the involved partners, including TA and regional GCO TA experts.
  • Develop the trial ESP strategy for the assigned trial in line with the overall program ESP strategy.
  • Clinical Research Organization (CRO) management, including initiation of selection process, Statement of Work (SOW) development, budget and change orders and oversight of all deliverables outsourced to the CRO.
  • Build and update study-specific documents, such as Monitoring Guidelines, Informed Consent Form, IMP related documentation, Blinding Plan, country and site feasibility related documents, Safety related documents, Protocol Deviations and Issue processes, ESP Oversight Plan, Filing and Archiving Plan.
  • Participate in preparation for, Health Authority inspections and internal QA audits.
  • Drive lessons learned initiatives at trial level during and after trial achievement completion.  Develop subsequent issue resolution and process improvements as required.
  • Strong interaction with the Therapeutic Area, other GCDO functions, Biomarker groups, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Supply Chain, Bioresearch Quality and Compliance Group, Clinical Business Operations, Finance, Project Management Organization, Regulatory and external partners to influence alignment on issues and decisions affecting trial management, enabling successful trial outcome.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s or equivalent University degree is required, preferably in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy).
  • A minimum of 7 years of clinical trial experience within the Pharmaceutical industry or Clinical Research Organization (CRO) is required.
  • Oncology Therapeutic Area experience is required.
  • An exploratory scientific mindset with focus on disease area and Pharmacokinetics/biomarkers is preferred.
  • The ability to lead all aspects of execution of a clinical trial is required.
  • Experience with vendor management is required.
  • People management experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent people leadership skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • The ability to collaborate with all levels and influence decision-making in a global, matrix environment is required.
  • This position will require up to 20% domestic and international travel.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  -          A minimum of a Bachelor’s or equivalent University degree is required, preferably in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy).
Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville-
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-North Brabant-Breda, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe, North America-United States-California-La Jolla, United States-New Jersey-Raritan, United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Coordination
Requisition ID