Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Clinical Pharmacology Leader - Immunology. The position will be preferably located in Spring House, PA but will also consider Raritan, NJ or Titusville, NJ.
The Therapeutic Area (TA) Clinical Pharmacology Director role within Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics (CPP) is to apply and promote clinical pharmacology expertise including the design of clinical pharmacology components of clinical studies, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) analysis and reporting, and application of principles of model-informed drug development (MIDD) to programs in all stages of development, ranging from pre-New Molecular Entity (NME) declaration through post-marketing support.
The Director CPP Leader is responsible and accountable for developing compound specific Clinical Pharmacology strategy for the development of a compound including innovative approaches and leads the regulatory strategy for clinical pharmacology. As CPP Leader on the Compound Development Teams (CDT), the Director works in collaboration with various stakeholders within the team and within Quantitative Sciences (e.g., Statistics, Pharmacometrics) and provides recommendations that impact the drug development decisions for a program in addition to independently execute the day to day operations for the clinical pharmacology aspects of one or more programs within a disease area and provide management directly or indirectly to junior CPP leaders. The Director CPP leader contributes to the strategic direction of CPP department and/or TA.
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- Responsible for the planning and execution of the clinical pharmacology and model informed drug development strategy via application of quantitative methods to integrate knowledge of nonclinical data (e.g., metabolism, BCS classification, pharmacology, safety), PK, PD (e.g., biomarker, efficacy, and/or safety), patient characteristics, disease states, competitive landscape, and drug interactions to influence go/no go decisions, support patient sub-population, dose and dosage regimen selection, and optimize study designs throughout drug development. Translate quantitative knowledge into strategic opportunities with key stakeholders to drive development along the model-informed drug development principles.
- Plan, perform, and/or provide oversight for appropriate analyses of preclinical-clinical translation, dose/exposure-response relationships, to guide dose regimen and optimize study design and overall drug development strategy.
- Responsible for planning, summarization and interpretation of results of PK and PK/PD analyses with respect to their impact on a development program and clinical use.
- Accountable for planning and delivery of scientifically robust and efficient clinical pharmacology strategies for development candidates and TA strategy.
- Introduce new approaches to problem-solving, process enhancements, and improvement of efficiencies.
- Manage directly or indirectly more junior CPP colleagues.
- Carries out functional responsibilities in accordance to applicable SOPs, regulatory requirements and Johnson & Johnson Credo principles.
- Plan, conduct, and/or provide oversight of PK and PK/PD analyses and reporting
- Devise clinical pharmacology strategy including design of Phase I clinical pharmacology studies and/or use of alternate modeling approaches.
- Manage and/or supervise operational elements of CPP studies.
- Develop key product differentiation strategies based on a compound’s key attributes and relevant therapeutic landscape.
- Define regulatory strategy for CP and prepare CP contributions to regulatory documents including IBs, IND’s, briefing books, submission packages, responses to health authority questions, and other regulatory documents. Represent CP in relevant external regulatory meetings (e.g., End of Phase 2, pre-NDA / MAA, Advisory Committee meetings).
- Participate in the evaluation of potential business development opportunities.
- Stay abreast of clinical pharmacology, model informed drug development, analysis methodology and overall drug development process, including regulatory guidance, and methods in modeling and simulation by engaging with the scientific community (e.g., publishing, presenting at meetings, participating in special interest groups within professional societies, etc.) and identify new opportunities for applied scientific and technical advancement within the department.
- Influence external scientific and/or regulatory environment by establishing strong interactions with opinion leaders beyond Janssen R&D and developing external collaborations with relevant professional organizations or consortium.
- Develop expertise in relevant TA including understanding of pathophysiology-relevant pathways, patient population, competitive landscape, relevant endpoints.
- Develop relationships and influence stakeholders (e.g., TA, regulatory, and other colleagues).
- Work effectively in matrix environment, managing CP deliverables in accordance with timelines and overall project goals.
- Apply appropriate regulatory (eg: FDA, EMA, ICH etc) guidelines in the design of clinical development plans and studies.
- Foster working environment that promotes collaboration, innovation, and creativity.
- Assist in process improvement initiatives and SOP development where applicable.
- Attend governance and advisory meetings representing CP function, as necessary, ensure that CP plans are flawlessly executed, on time for efficient decision making.
- Provide and arrange training and presentations on innovative CP approaches across the R&D organization, ensuring awareness and adequate knowledge about CPP capabilities and expertise within the TA and QS.
- Participating in program committees, organizing sessions and presenting at scientific meetings, and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
- PhD or equivalent degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, or relevant Biological Sciences.
Experience and Skills:
- 10-12+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related fields.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of PK, PD, PK-PD, and/or Translational Medicine and their applications in model informed drug development (MIDD).
- Understanding of advanced analysis methods (e.g., population analysis, PBPK, QSP) and modeling tools (e.g., NONMEM, R, Gastroplus, Simcyp, Winnonlin, Matlab).
- Demonstrated experience and capability in development of and aiding decisions with model-based approaches.
- Thorough understanding of overall process of drug development including model informed drug development (MIDD) and the overall pharmaceutical R&D process.
- Demonstrated ability to apply innovative tools to enable rational and efficient clinical pharmacology and drug development strategy.
- Extensive drug development experience in one or multiple therapeutic areas including understanding of disease, patient population, and treatment paradigms.
- Thorough understanding of US, European, and Asian regulatory requirements and guidelines.
- Excellent communication skills, leading meetings and interacting with team members, stakeholders, and regulatory authorities.
- Has established a strong level of expertise and scientific reputation through multiple publications and presentations.
- Outstanding leadership and ability to mentor junior colleagues, exemplified through the ability to inspire others, to set a positive example by providing assistance, recognition and encouragement.
- Ability to travel up to 10%.
The anticipated base pay range for this position is $157,000 to $271,400.
The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.
Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance. Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)). Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:
- Vacation – up to 120 hours per calendar year
- Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington – up to 56 hours per calendar year
- Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays – up to 13 days per calendar year
- Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year
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