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Sr Scientist Onc Scientific Innovation.

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Spring House
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Sr Scientist, Oncology Scientific Innovation will be responsible for identifying opportunities and implementing the external innovation plan as part of a team that partners with Janssen's Global External Innovation Network, including the Global J&J Innovation Center (Boston), JLABs, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) and Jansen Business Development (JBD) in order to accelerate the development of an innovative portfolio of Oncology based projects and solutions. The goal is to expand the drug discovery pipeline for Janssen Oncology through assessment and execution on external strategies with academic, biotech and venture partners. In this position, the candidate must demonstrate expertise in Oncology / Immune Oncology, influencing skills and organizational savvy in order to effectively interact with internal partners to drive efficient evaluation and execution of external opportunities. Similarly, the candidate must help drive similar interactions with external partners in order to efficiently evaluate and execute on license/collaboration/externalization of novel ideas and assets. Core responsibilities will include: 1) landscape/search for novel external opportunities in multiple modalities on an ongoing basis; 2) evaluation of novel opportunities (including MTA/lab-based evaluation) as part of a multi-function diligence team; 3) delivery of research plans based on input from both internal/external stakeholders; 4) participation in the deal process with new venture/transaction/commercial in order to help drive decision making at all levels and 5) post-deal execution follow-up/management as required. Operational responsibilities include identification, scouting, opportunity landscaping the external ecosystem, initial evaluation, and partnering of external opportunities / innovative solutions in priority areas of focus inclusive of small molecule and protein modalities and novel platforms, to accelerate the path to disease interception, prevention, and/or cure of cancer.


  • Ph.D is required
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in Oncology and/or Immunology-related research is required
  • Previous experience in conducting/managing research in Oncology and/or Immunology is required
  • The ability to develop (and maintain) strategic partnerships, both internal and external is required
  • Ability to think and act strategically, anticipate road-blocks and map out next steps is also required.
  • Has the necessary experience and scientific imagination to recognize early-stage innovation that has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes in the future is preferred.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and ability to matrix manage key stakeholders in a complex team environment 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.

    Primary Location

    United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-Welsh & McKean Roads


    Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

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Keywords: Johnson & Johnson, Philadelphia , Sr Scientist Onc Scientific Innovation., Other , Spring House, Pennsylvania

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