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Sr. Director, Lead Engineering, Biologics Discovery

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Job Description:

R&D 2005864465W Job Description Janssen Research & Development,L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruitingfor a Sr. Director, LeadEngineering in our Biologics Discovery department located in San Francisco, CA.At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforminglives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and curedisease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the mostpromising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the healthof everyone in it. Learn more at and follow us @JanssenGlobal.JanssenResearch & Development, LLC ispart of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.The candidate should be a highlymotivated and accomplished scientist with demonstrated expertise in proteinbiochemistry and molecular engineering. This position is responsible forleading protein design efforts to generate novel biotherapeutics across a rangeof modalities including: antibodies, multispecific antibodies, oncolytic virus,and CAR-Ts. The successful development of new innovative therapeutics willrequire close collaboration with a variety of inter-disciplinary colleagues.BiologicsDiscovery develops lead molecules for a range of therapeutic areas and enablesdiscovery of new therapeutics concepts in collaboration with our therapeuticarea discovery counterparts in oncology, neuroscience, infectious disease,cardiovascular/metabolism, and immunology.--This position will be accountable and responsible for delivering on a portfolioof programs by directing and supervising the engineering ofnovel biotherapeutics across the entire biologics portfolio. This role will:Identify key issues and allocate resources to support goals and progress of the entire portfolioPossess in-depth, current knowledge for optimization/engineering of large moleculesBuild and manage the careers of a large team of lead engineering scientistsDirectly supervise three Directors and a total team of 30 lead engineering scientistsObtains in-depth knowledge of the therapeutic targets of interest and assist in setting priorities in the context of the external competitive landscapeEvaluate external licensing opportunities and participate and due diligences when neededAuthor patents and publicationsHelp establish a leading multi-specific platform for Janssen Communicates experimental findings accurately and concisely in both oral and written formats.Present at group meetings, global project team meetings, and site meetings.Contribute to a culture that embraces continuous learning, development and collaborationQualificationsA minimum of Ph.D. is requiredA minimum of 10 years of experience in drug development with industry or related (pharma, biotech, CRO, academic clinical research) with leadership experienceDemonstrated expertise in the field of Biological Science (molecular engineering, protein biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology) or a related field (chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and biological engineering)Strong publications and/or proven record of optimizing high quality large molecules and multi-specific formats is required Solid technical knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology, protein biochemistry and protein engineeringDemonstrated experience leading scientific teams and delivering on a portfolio of programs Ability to organize and communicate complex data sets in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders from diverse backgroundsAvailability to travel up to 10% yearly is required (international as well as domestic)Broad understanding of the biotherapeutics (antibody and antibody-like scaffold) development processExperience building teams and managing people?s career progressionPrior experience working with or leading collaborations with external academic, biotechnology, and contract research organizationsStrong motivation, passion and commitment to science and engineering novel entitiesPrior experience in delivering project goals in timely mannerKnowledge of translational work involving antibody and protein therapeutics in neuroscience, immunology and oncologyIndustry experience, including regulatory agency interaction is highly desired, including experience of target validation and candidate selectionPrimary LocationUnited States-California-San Francisco-OrganizationJanssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)Job FunctionR&DRequisition ID2005864465W Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Advancing New Healthcare Solutions Through Collaboration Reimagining the Way Healthcare Is Delivered Learn About the Company's Rich Heritage at Our Digital Museum 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. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you are an individual with a disability please check our Disability Assistance page for information on how to request an accommodation.This site is governed solely by applicable U.S. laws and governmental regulations. Please see our Privacy Policy . Use of this site constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and to our Privacy Policy . Your use of the information on this site is subject to the terms of our Legal Notice . You should view the News section and the most recent SEC Filings in the Investor section in order to receive the most current information made available by Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. 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