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Global Medical Affairs, Medical Director/ Global Medical Affairs Leader- Oncology, Prostate
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Raritan, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/04/2021
Expire Date: 11/17/2021
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical
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Global Medical Affairs, Medical Director/ Global Medical Affairs Leader- Oncology, Prostate

Janssen Pharmaceutical, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Global Medical Affairs Medical Director/GMAL - Oncology, Prostate. The position will be located in Bridgewater, NJ.


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. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. 

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


The Global Medical Affairs Medical Director for prostate cancer will be responsible for leading aspects of the clinical-commercial optimization for early prostate cancer assets in development and life cycle management strategies and plans under the guidance of the Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader (GMAL) within the prostate cancer therapeutic area (TA). S/he/ they will partner closely with the Global Medical Affairs Medical Strategy and Execution team, Regional Medical TA/product leaders and Clinical Development Leader to support the development of an integrated global medical affairs perspectives, strategies and plans. They will also work closely with the Senior GMAL on supporting early assets in preparation for reaching recommended Phase 2 dose and fast to market approach.


The Medical Director will be an ad hoc member of the respective early and late-stage development Compound Development Teams. In addition s/he/they will participate on the Global Commercial Team. The Medical Director will partner with the Senior GMAL for the development of the global medical affairs plan that reflects prioritized regional needs, and which are included in the overall Compound Development Plan. In addition, the Medical Director will support and partner with the Senior GMAL on the global publication plans, global opinion leader relations, global medical education (including symposia, speaker training) and global advisory boards for products starting in early development (phase IIA) and through launch of major life cycle management initiatives. The Medical Director will also be responsible for facilitating and ensuring a consistent approach to global late stage Medical Affairs programs/activities globally.  


Responsibilities include: Medical Director with partner with the Senior GMAL in developing global medical affairs strategy and plan for early and late stage prostate compounds based on prioritized regional needs. Work with the CDTs and Senior GMAL to ensure integration with the overall global compound strategy, resulting in one global R&D and Medical Affairs compound development plan, inclusive of developing a Target Product Profile representing medical affairs global and regional value needs. Provide single Medical Affairs voice into the creation of compound development and LCM strategies, plans and trial design from phase 1b through phase 4. Support pre-launch medical activities including those for niraparib, Therapeutic Area global advisory boards, medical symposia and congress activities, in collaboration with functional leads of regional activity in these areas.


The Medical Director will collaborate closely with the Senior GMAL supporting the regional medical affairs representatives to develop integrated global medical affairs strategies and plans and maintain open, two-way communication to ensure regional medical affairs is up to date on all plans, progress and decisions.  Synchronize input and output of the Medical Affairs plan with the strategic and business plan calendars. The Medical Director will support the Senior GMAL in leading the global publications plan, as well as pre-launch global KOL communications & speaker development. The Medical Director will contribute to the overall integrated evidence generation activities within Global Medical Affairs for niraparib and early prostate cancer assets. Responsible to ensure all global activities follow J&J Compliance principles, e.g. Health Care Compliance, etc. 

  • This position requires a minimum of a masters level advanced scientific/medical degree (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD, MPH or other masters level degree).

  • Experience in solid tumors is required with a strong preference for prostate experience. 

  • Prior experience in a medical affairs role for 2+ years is required.

  • A minimum of 6-9 years of combined relevant experience in a medical/clinical environment, scientific function in the pharmaceutical industry is required.  

  • Knowledge of TA products, both J&J and competitors, is required.

  • Experience working within and contributing to highly matrixed, cross-functional work teams comprised of high-level managers and executives is required.

  • A demonstrated track record of success within Medical Affairs, clinical environment and/or scientific function required.

  • Global mindset required, ability to partner cross culturally/regionally is preferred as well as an in-depth knowledge of study methodology, study data reviews and analysis.

  •  Excellent knowledge of study execution, benefit risk management and lifecycle management.

  • Highly innovative with the ability to drive a complex and changing environment and effectively manage and resolve issues within the TA.

  • Also highly desired to have strong experience developing and managing strategic relationships with medical experts/opinion leaders.

  • Proven business understanding.

  • A minimum of 20% international travel 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.



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United States-New Jersey-Raritan-700 US Highway 202 PO Box 670
Janssen Global Services, LLC (6085)
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