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Director, NCS Lead (1 of 2)

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Scientific Director, Nonclinical Safety Lead. At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. 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. Have questions or want to learn more? Check out and follow us @JanssenGlobal! Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Do you enjoy working on complex biological problems? Are you ready to combine your drive, scientific curiosity, enthusiasm, and drug development expertise to make a lasting impact on the world? As a Senior Scientist, Nonclinical Safety Lead (NCSL) you will collaborate with innovative and diverse scientists to support projects in our large and varied portfolio that spans multiple therapeutic areas and includes innovative modalities. In this vital role you will provide toxicology leadership for all aspects of discovery and development projects, with flexibility to specialize or work across stages of development, therapy areas, and modalities. Opportunities are available at our La Jolla, South San Francisco, Springhouse, and Raritan sites and we would consider remote work for the right candidate. You will: * Represent NCS on global discovery and development project teams, with a high level of autonomy, serving as the single point of contact for toxicology expertise and guidance. * Lead the team of nonclinical safety scientists working on a project and may lead cross-departmental teams. * Be a direct people leader or mentor to other NCSLs and scientists, providing scientific, regulatory and soft skill coaching * Collaborate with multi-disciplinary project teams to de-risk drug candidates and support clinical development. * Create target liability assessments and develop fit-for-purpose plans to screen for and manage potential liabilities of novel therapeutics. * Develop and implement toxicology project plans to inform project advancement decisions. * Use your drug development experience to effectively communicate across all levels with internal and external partners, including global regulatory authorities. * Be accountable for global regulatory nonclinical documents (e.g. IB, CTA/IND, NDA/MAA/BLA, CTD and responses to regulatory agencies). * Contribute to the development and delivery of the NCS strategic plan. * Contribute autonomously to due diligence activities on potential licensing and acquisition opportunities. Qualifications * A Doctoral level degree (PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent) with concentration in toxicology, pharmacology or related field and at least 10 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience in pre-clinical safety assessment supporting discovery/development and demonstrating progressively increasing responsibilities. * Experience with different therapeutic modalities such as peptides, bi-specific antibodies, RNA-targeting therapeutics, cell-based therapy, or gene therapy is preferred. * Interest, prior training, and experience to act as a nonclinical specialist supporting a specific toxicology area, such as Immunology, Neuroscience, or RNA therapeutics is required. * Experience representing toxicology/nonclinical safety on project teams is required. * Board certification (e.g. DABT) is preferred. * Excellent oral and written communication skills is required. * Broad understanding of the drug discovery / development process is required. * The ability to critically evaluate, interpret and integrate large datasets and literature is required. 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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Primary Location United States-California-San Diego-3210 Merryfield Row Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084) Job Function R&D Requisition ID 2105979313W

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