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Principal Scientist NCS Lead (1 of 3).

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Principal Scientist, 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 Principal 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, Spring House, and Raritan sites and we would consider remote work for the right candidate.

You Will
Represent NCS on global discovery and development project teams, serving as the single point of contact for toxicology expertise and guidance.
Lead the team of nonclinical safety scientists working on a project.
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 due diligence activities on potential licensing and acquisition opportunities.

A Doctoral level degree (PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent) with concentration in toxicology, pharmacology or related field and at least 6 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.
Experience representing toxicology/nonclinical safety on project teams is preferred
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


Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

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