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J&J Family of Companies Director, Scientific Strategy & Clinical Execution Group Lead in Titusville, New Jersey

Director, Scientific Strategy & Clinical Execution Group Lead - 2306119617W


Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Scientific Strategy and Clinical Execution (SSCE) Group Lead in the Clinical Development department in the Neuroscience (NS) Therapeutic Area (TA) to be located in Titusville, NJ, San Diego, CA, Beerse, Belgium or Allschwil, Switzerland.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Director, SSCE Group Lead serves as a people leader and as a key member of the department SSCE Leadership Team. This role provides leadership, oversight and daily operational management of Clinical Scientists (CS) and owns process development and improvements and other initiatives with functional relevance and ensures their implementation into the broader organization.

The Director ensures successful incorporation of scientific and technological innovation across clinical programs and studies conducted by the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area (NS TA) through their team members, and translates scientific plans for NS indications into operational strategies in line with the Neuroscience Precision Strategy. Disease area activities include programs to drive advances of disease understanding, patient selection and stratification, treatment paradigms, assessment tools, outcome measures and clinical trial practices.

The main purpose of the role is to lead a subgroup of the clinical science base for the Janssen NS TA by optimally deploying resources to support clinical development and by personally leading on major strategic and tactical projects. In this context, the successful candidate will lead their CS group to deliver effectively across the TA’s activities, collaborating across the organization and externally. In addition to technical oversight, a strong element of inspiring, coaching, and mentoring CS group members will be required.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Accountable, through employees and team members, for operationalizing scientific strategies across all clinical studies (Ph 0-3b) within the NS Therapeutic Area.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with partners, including Discovery, Biomarkers, Translational Science, Procurement, Data Science Digital Health (DSDH), R&D IT, and others to successfully enable end-to-end innovation in NS Clinical Studies.

  • Supervise cross-functional coordination of biomarker samples planning and strategy execution.

  • Enrich talent focus – including professional development planning, connecting individuals to appropriately-tailored opportunities for project work, structured education & training, mentorship, organizational visibility, and advancement.

  • Provide active oversight and guides teams within the Clinical Scientist Community of Practice and lead assigned sub-teams.

  • Drive, harmonize, and maintain best practices in relevant areas, such as protocol development, CRF design, site training, patient selection and remote monitoring.

  • Preserve excellence in core disease areas while driving into assigned novel spaces (indications, platforms, precision medicine, etc.).

  • Be an active member in the NS SSCE Leadership Team defining, leading and implementing departmental strategies (talent, resourcing, training, process improvement).

  • Connect with key partner groups, (e.g. DSDH, Discovery, Compound Development Teams, Global Development, Regulatory Affairs, Global Medical Safety, Disease Area Strongholds, and others).

  • Lead strategic efforts to reduce process complexity, support efficiency and process improvement efforts.

  • Navigate the team in the digital health space.

  • Support research initiatives of our clinical development programs. Can take the role of a clinical scientist on non-compound or standalone projects or act as a back-up for their line reports.

  • Coordinate external collaborations and innovation projects such as government funded projects or collaborative research programs in support of a compound development program, translational strategy, DAS/TA strategy, or newly defined development or disease area opportunity.

  • Understand the global ecosystem for clinical trials in Neuroscience indications and be a trusted partner in Academic and Key Opinion Leader partnerships, identifying external opportunities and facilitating collaborations.



  • PhD or MD with 8 years of relevant experience OR Master's degree with 12 years of relevant experience in a Life Science field (e.g. Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry).

Experience and Skills:


  • Significant experience in drug development or equivalent, including large clinical programs and associated regulatory filings is required.

  • Broad understanding of drug development (including clinical development, regulatory frameworks, drug safety, etc.) is essential with the ability to drive innovation, supervise, implement, and maintain exceptional standards of research conduct is required.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with leadership experience to communicate goals and results to senior management is required.

  • Passion to lead, encourage, support, and empower cross-functional teams to drive strategy to results is required.

  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships across internal and external partners is required.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Solid understanding of the use of Microsoft suite of software products including Excel and Word is required.

  • Experience and knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical trials is required.

Preferred :

  • People leadership experience is an asset.

  • Experience in Neuroscience drug development is preferred.


  • Expect up to 15-20% yearly international travel.

  • Flexibility to adjust work hours to facilitate global collaboration.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $152,000 to $263,350.

The compensation and benefits information set forth in this posting applies to candidates hired in the United States. Candidates hired outside the United States will be eligible for compensation and benefits in accordance with their local market.

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com.

Primary Location NA-US-New Jersey-Titusville

Other Locations NA-US-California-San Diego, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Basel-Country-Allschwil, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Job Function Clinical Research non-MD

Req ID: 2306119617W