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Associate Director, CAR-T Analytical Scientific Integrator

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Janssen Pharmaceutical, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Associate Director, CAR-T Analytical Scientific Integrator. The position will be located in Malvern, 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.
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

The Associate Director, CAR-T Analytical Scientific Integrator will have responsibilities including but not limited to the following:
  • Lead a cross-functional scientific team consisting of members from each of the analytical sub-functions
  • Lead the development and execution of analytical strategy
  • Accountability to the CMC team for all analytical deliverables
  • Lead the analytical review of each program at governance meetings with support from subject matter experts
  • Ensure the submission of complete, consistent, comprehensive, high quality dossiers
  • Effectively communicate project status, resources, budget and issues to senior management
  • Represent analytical at health authority inspections and meetings with health authorities
  • Accountable for project risk management, including creation of the risk register, developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies and escalation of issues
  • Interact with various stakeholders outside of PDMS, including Commercial Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Discovery, and external partners
  • Additional responsibilities include method transfers to commercial sites, analytical control strategy, justification of specifications, and criticality analysis

Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, immunology, virology, biological science, or related discipline with 8 years of experience in biopharmaceutical development, or M.S. with 10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical development
  • At least 2 years of experience on cross-functional CMC teams
  • At least 2 years of experience in the CAR-T cell field
  • Ability work collaboratively in a complex, matrix environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to operate effectively in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong negotiation skills with a proven ability to execute and get results in a matrix environment is preferred
  • In-depth large molecule, protein-based vaccine, viral vector and/or cell therapy analytical development experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of antigenicity assays, potency assays and/or cellular immunology is preferred
  • Knowledge of basic immunology techniques is required, including mammalian cell culture, FACS, immunofluorescence, ELISA, SPR, and PCR is preferred
  • Experience with the development and registration of vaccine, cell and/or gene therapy products; and development of oncolytic virus gene therapies is a plus
  • Ability to make timely decisions and operate effectively in times of ambiguity is a plus
  • Strong analytical problem solving, planning and organizational skills is preferred
  • Ability to filter information and call out issues as appropriate is preferred
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-Malvern-
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
Job Function
R&D
Requisition ID
8629191029