Johnson & Johnson Careers

Clinical Research Manager, Biosurgery

Somerville, New Jersey
Clinical Research non-MD

Job Description

Requisition ID: 9469190328

Ethicon is recruiting for a Clinical Research Manager, Biosurgery, located in Somerville, NJ.
Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit
Operating on behalf of the Medical Device Group, this individual will have strong scientific expertise to provide insights and strategic direction to develop innovative evidence generation and dissemination strategies (EGS / EDS) for New Product Development and Life-Cycle Management (NPD and LCM) projects; Responsibilities include:
  • Reports to the Integrated Leader (VP) Preclinical, Clinical & Medical (PCM) for Biosurgery
  •  Responsible for Clinical R&D activities for assigned projects, including:
  •  Develop and deliver appropriate Global EGS / EDS to support NPD and LCM within the assigned platforms, with collaborative relationships with all relevant CR&D partners and cross-functional partners (e.g. Global Strategic Marketing, Medical Affairs, Preclinical, Regulatory Affairs, HEMA, R&D, etc), ensuring cross- functional alignment;
  •  Responsible for delivery of assigned clinical projects, through effective partnership with the Clinical Operations and BSDM teams, to enable optimized engagement leading to delivery of clinical project commitments (delivery on time, within budget and in compliance with regulations and SOP);
  •  Ensure input and strong alignment from key regional MD CR&D leads and other strategically important countries/regions in the development of the EGS / EDS;
  •  Lead in study design to develop appropriate clinical trials to meet the NPD / LCM needs;
  •  Lead in appropriate interpretation and dissemination of all evidence generated, based on EDS, including Clinical Study Reports, abstracts, manuscripts, CERs etc
  •  Contribute in clinical scientific discussions with regulatory agencies / notified bodies to drive support of the clinical and regulatory strategy, including proposed clinical investigations; review process of clinical evidence generated for marketing authorization, line extensions, etc, including during sponsor regulatory inspections;
  •  Responsible for team’s interface and collaboration with key opinion leaders, investigators, IRB’s/EC’s, Regulatory Agencies, societies, associations, etc;
  •  Foster strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant policies, etc
  •  Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate dissemination of clinical data/evidence in value briefs and technical summaries for market access and reimbursement
Strong leadership required in alignment with J&J Leadership Imperatives: Connect, Shape, Lead, Deliver as noted below.
  • Connect - foster strategic partnerships with key internal & external stakeholders to ensure development and timely delivery of innovative EGS / EDS
  • Shape – build strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant policies
  • Lead – continually develop expertise to provide strategic and scientific clinical research capability
  • Deliver – ensure clinical programs are delivered on time, within budget and in compliance to regulations and SOPs
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or related discipline is required
  • A minimum of 8 years experience with BS, 3-6 years with MS or 3 years with PhD with related scientific / technical experience, including leadership / management role within Clinical Research is required.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of hemostasis and dural sealing therapies and knowledge of general surgery is preferred.
  • Experience in running pediatric clinical studies is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of clinical research science and processes along with a broad and extensive understanding of product development processes, team dynamics, related healthcare market environment, clinical trends, and global clinical trial regulations is required;
  • Ability to provide strategic and scientific clinical research input across NPD and LCM projects, including complex and / or transformational projects is preferred;
  • Proven track record in delivering clinical programs within clinical / surgical research setting, on time, within budget and in compliance to SOPs and regulations is required
  • Comprehensive understanding of clinical trial regulations across multiple regions is required.
  • Ability to lead teams to deliver critical milestones, including complex projects is preferred;
  • Ability to collaborate across different functional areas within CR&D to ensure alignment with governance processes (assigning roles and responsibilities, setting priorities, managing deliverables, etc). and to meet business objectives is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders is required.
  • Leadership requirement – ability to influence, shape and lead without direct reporting authority is required.
  • Change agent in team development and progression is preferred.
  • Experience in effective management of project budget processes is required.
  • Ability to stay current with evolving innovative minimally-invasive interventional oncology device-based therapies, including disruptive technology and associated clinical data is preferred.
  • Ability to apply understanding to help define and shape clinical evidence strategies in the general surgery space is preferred.
  • International travel may be required to clinical trial sites in EU and China or to meet with potential international investigators. Travel nationally within US may also be required. Up to 25% of time.
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-New Jersey-Somerville-
Depuy Orthopaedics. Inc. (6029)
Job Function
Clinical Research non-MD
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