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Strategy & Corporate Development

Scientific Portfolio Engagement Lead, JLABS Singapore

  • Título Scientific Portfolio Engagement Lead, JLABS Singapore
  • Função Strategy & Corporate Development
  • Sub função Business Development
  • Categoria Senior Manager, Business Development (P8)
  • Local Singapore
  • Postado
  • ID obrigatória 2406182382W
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Johnson & Johnson Innovation is recruiting a Scientific Portfolio Engagement Lead of Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS.  The goal of Johnson & Johnson Innovation is to advance transformative healthcare solutions that improve the lives of people around the world and, in so doing, to deliver value to Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”).  JJI accomplishes this by catalyzing new science and technology through collaboration and exchange of ideas. This growing team is looking for a colleague inspired to help build and innovate new ways of fostering a productive life-science ecosystem.

JLABS (“JLABS”) is the external R&D engine of Johnson & Johnson, catalyzing a community of entrepreneurs in health, operating a network of life science incubators focusing and accelerating emerging through its development, and supporting the portfolio to successful partnering and funding.  


Job Description:

The Scientific Portfolio Engagement Lead provides support to the Head of JLABS Singapore in all aspects building a world-class scientific/technology portfolio for the region.


Key Responsibilities:

Local Portfolio Management:

o   Assess progress and priority of local life science and medtech companies

o   Identify potential transformational technologies and shape emerging science to address unmet needs

o   Evaluate new technologies and companies for entry into JLABS Singapore as well as coordinate all governance reviews

o   Support the Head Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS Singapore to build championship for the portfolio with internal and external partners, manage portfolio reporting, and information updates database systems

o   Collaborate across broader J&J Innovation (e.g., Innovation Centers and JJDC) to support opportunity sourcing

o   Collaborate with external partners, including other incubators to support opportunity sourcing and support for the regional life science ecosystem


Shaping the Local Scientific Ecosystem:

o   Foster local academic, biotech, government and healthcare agency collaboration and awareness

o   Lead scientific community outreach programs to engage local community with JLABS Singapore

o   Foster JLABS Singapore reputation as a science driven organization externally and internally

o   Leverage external experts (KOLs) to ensure portfolio is cutting-edge, help evaluate potential opportunities using an external lens, and help influence company creation in strategic areas of interest

o   Identify partners who can play a role in company formation


Scientific Site Leadership:

o   In collaboration with the Head Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS Singapore and relevant partners, aid in portfolio selection, onboarding and business operational activities

o   Mentor residents to ensure scientific milestones are accelerated and achieved and JPALS are appropriately matched to form impactful relationships

o   Serve as scientific subject matter expertise for JLABS Singapore press, events, government visits and internal processes

o   Perform regular reviews and update on scientific programs of portfolio companies 

Data capture and insights via integration and access to portfolio management tools

o   Customize existing JLABS tools such as JLABS Navigator for Singapore

o   Leverage the expansion of other tools, systems and platforms to capture and track innovation ecosystem for trendspotting, investment tracking and awareness.

o   Identify system enhancements or modifications.

Collaborate across broader J&J IT to support such infrastructure


·       M.D./Ph.D. in a relevant life sciences/biomedical engineering field is required

·       5-8 years of broad MedTech and/or Pharma R&D experience, preferably across multiple therapeutic areas and/or technologies/platforms is required

·       Experience with startups for partnerships in industry to achieve milestones, alliance management, building fruitful partnerships with world-class KOLs, and working in an open innovation R&D capacity to leverage external opportunities for pipeline impact is preferred

·       Experience in creating and evaluating IP portfolios/strategies is required

·       Established track record working with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment and partnering with/managing stakeholders is required

·       Excellent leadership, influencing, and decision-making skills, proven ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness, acting as a change agent, adapting to rapidly changing organization and business environments is required Experience in consulting or venture capital appreciated

·       This role is located in Singapore with up to 10% travel is required.


The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be professional, organized and detail oriented. This is a team-oriented position that plays an integral role in facilitating processes and procedures.  She/he will also demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal direction. We seek a self-motivated individual ready to take on the many functions. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication 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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