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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Senior Scientist, Nonclinical Safety Project Leader located in the US at either our Spring House, PA or San Diego, CA sites.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. We pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.

Janssen R&D, LLC discovers and develops creative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

We grow on a diverse company culture, celebrate the uniqueness of our employees and are committed to inclusion.

The Senior Scientist, Nonclinical Safety (NCS) Project Leader will provide toxicology leadership for all aspects of assigned discovery and development projects. You will collaborate and partner with discovery scientists to characterize and nominate the best molecules for development. With your project development team you will work to rapidly bring these molecules to clinical trials and ultimately global registration. You will bring to bear the global NCS scientific community to address significant scientific issues for discovery/development projects using heart, science and creativity.

Key Responsibilities:

You will represent NCS on project teams and, with a high level of autonomy, serve as the primary point of contact within the NCS global community and the interface between Therapeutic Areas and NCS management.
Collaborate with multi-disciplinary discovery teams to design and de-risk leads for promising new discovery phase medicines.
Work with team-mates and NCS leadership to development the strategic plan for a new pharmaceutical product and then craft and implement the NCS project plans (includes oversite of resource requirements, budget and timelines).
Responsible for assuring the appropriate prioritization, overall quality, and timely delivery of projects.
Accountable, with limited supervision, for global regulatory nonclinical documents (e.g. IB, CTA/IND, NDA/MAA, CTD and responses to regulatory agencies) for assigned projects.
May present NCS data at meetings with global regulatory authorities.
May participate with due diligence activities on potential L&A opportunities.

PhD in toxicology, pharmacology or related discipline or a DVM/VMD, with a post-doc and 3+ or equivalent years pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience demonstrating dynamically growing responsibilities is required.
Diplomat experience with the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) is highly preferred.
Minimum of 1 -3 years of experience as a Study Director/Study Monitor conducting/monitoring toxicology studies under Good Laboratory Practice regulations is required.
1-3 years representing toxicology/nonclinical safety on Discovery and/or Development teams is preferred.
Experience in a matrix environment (connecting, crafting, delivering) is preferred.
Experience with different therapeutic modalities such as small molecules, peptides and monoclonal antibodies is preferred.
Publications in high-quality, toxicology relevant, peer-reviewed journals is a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills is a must.
Ability to travel up to 10% (domestic and international travel) is required.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. You 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.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego-
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Toxicology Research
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