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Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development

Principal Research Scientist, Oncology Translational Research - Cell Therapy

  • Titel Principal Research Scientist, Oncology Translational Research - Cell Therapy
  • Functie Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development
  • Sub functie Translational Discovery & Development Biomarkers
  • Categorie Senior Principal Scientist, Translational Discovery & Development Biomarkers (ST8)
  • Locatie Spring House, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Gepost
  • [Close Date]
  • Referentie 2406164736W
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This job posting is anticipated to close on jan 02 0001. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on www.careers.jnj.com to accept additional applications.


Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine is recruiting for Principal Scientist, Oncology Translational Research - Cell Therapy located in Spring House, PA.

At Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, 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. 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 Cell Therapy Translational Research group is seeking an experienced translational scientist in the areas of oncology, immuno-oncology or cell therapy to develop and execute key aspects of Oncology’s translational efforts directed towards the clinical development of novel cell therapies across multiple areas of disease focus.

The incumbent will provide scientific leadership in translational research programs in clinical and post-marketing settings with a focus on cell therapies and associated safety signals. To this end this colleague will be expected to develop strong collaborations and influence across the Oncology Therapeutic Area, leveraging expertise in the Discovery, Clinical, and Commercial organizations as needed. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to develop scientific collaborations external to the organization to develop novel insights from clinical samples into disease biology and segmentation. This colleague will also conduct/support communications with physicians and regulatory agencies as needed. Details of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Lead working groups to conduct translational investigations of cell therapy products, with specific focus on safety signals
  • Develop and implement the translational strategy for the compound, participate in the compound development team and pertinent working groups
  • Develop, implement, and deliver on translational collaborations and projects, including initial proposal development, planning timelines and resources, monitoring milestones and final deliverables
  • Communicate project deliverables to the leaders across the Oncology therapeutic area (TA) leaders, senior governance groups, external collaborators, and physicians when necessary
  • Interact and liaison with internal experts, external experts, academic groups, and CROs to establish collaborations and projects
  • Fulfill regulatory responsibilities including preparing for regulatory meetings and drafting scientific sections for regulatory documents that contain data from translational research


  • Ph.D. with experience in oncology and/or immuno-oncology is strongly preferred, a masters degree is required
  • At least five years of applicable translational, biomarker or clinical trial research experience is required, preferably in an industrial setting. Experiences in cell therapy is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the techniques common to translational research including, but not limited to, flow cytometry, ELISA-based assays, genomics, and proteomics.
  • Strong computational skills in analyzing -omics datasets (e.g. transcriptomic, genetic, proteomic) and expertise in predictive algorithms and/or diagnostic development is strongly desired.
  • Relevant experience in clinical biomarker, safety, and drug discovery is desired
  • Strong publication record in oncology is highly preferred
  • Experience in managing multi-faceted projects and programs is preferred
  • Strong communication and writing skills are required

Johnson & Johnson Innovative medicine 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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