Associate Director, Clinical Research

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Irvine, CA4.3

Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Director, Clinical Research to be located in Irvine, California to support our Medical Devices business.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies produce a broad range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices contains key surgical platforms such as Wound Closure, Orthopedics, Open and Minimally Invasive Stapling, Energy, Biosurgery, Aesthetics, ENT, and Cardiovascular surgical products. As the most comprehensive devices business in the world, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is best suited to serve evolving customer needs, train more surgeons to improve standards of care, and treat more patients globally as access expands. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is currently $20 billion in World Wide sales. The business is expected to experience solid growth over the next 5 to 7 years.

Operating on behalf of the Medical Device Group, The Associate Director, Clinical Research will:

Lead a team of clinical research professionals to develop evidence generation / dissemination strategies (EGS/EDS) for multiple and / or complex projects;
Responsible for Clinical R&D activities for multiple and / or complex projects, including:
Lead team of clinical research professionals to develop and deliver appropriate Global EGS / EDS to support New Product Development and Life-Cycle Management (NPD & LCM) within the assigned platforms, with collaborative relationships with all relevant CR&D partners and cross-functional partners (e.g. Global Strategic Marketing, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, HEMA, R&D, etc), ensuring cross- functional alignment;
Responsible for delivery of assigned clinical programs, through effective partnership with the Clinical Operations and BSDM teams, to enable optimized engagement leading to delivery of clinical project commitments (delivery on time, within budget and in compliance with regulations and SOP);
Ensure input and strong alignment from key regional MD CR&D leads and other strategically important countries/regions in the development of the EGS / EDS;
Lead team of clinical research scientists to design appropriate clinical trials to meet the NPD / LCM needs;
Lead teams to ensure appropriate interpretation and dissemination of all evidence generated, based on EDS, including CSRs, CERs, abstracts, manuscripts, etc
Lead clinical scientific discussions with regulatory agencies / notified bodies to drive support of the clinical and regulatory strategy, including proposed clinical investigations; review process of clinical evidence generated for marketing authorization, line extensions, etc, including during sponsor regulatory inspections;
Responsible for team’s interface and collaboration with key opinion leaders, investigators, IRB’s/EC’s, Regulatory Agencies, societies, associations, etc;
Foster strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant policies, etc
Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate dissemination of clinical data/evidence in value briefs and technical summaries for market access and reimbursement
Deep expertise in clinical research science and processes along with a broad and extensive understanding of product development processes, team dynamics, related healthcare market environment, clinical trends, and global clinical trial regulations;
Ability to lead a team of scientists to provide strategic and scientific clinical research input across NPD and LCM projects;
Proven track record in delivering clinical programs within clinical / surgical research setting, on time, within budget and in compliance to SOPs and regulations;
Comprehensive understanding of clinical trial regulations across multiple regions;
Ability to lead teams to deliver critical milestones;
Ability to collaborate across different functional areas within CR&D to ensure alignment with governance processes (assigning roles and responsibilities, setting priorities, managing deliverables, etc). and to meet business objectives;
Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders;
Leadership requirement – ability to influence, shape and lead without direct reporting authority;
Change agent in team progression;
Experience in effective management of project budget processes;
Through transparent leadership, be a key leader in developing a high-performing team with a global culture;
Strong leadership required in alignment with J&J Leadership Imperatives:

Connect, Shape, Lead, Deliver as noted below:
Connect - foster strategic partnerships with key internal & external stakeholders to ensure development and timely delivery of innovative EGS / EDS
Shape – build strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant policies
Lead – develop talent to provide strategic and scientific clinical research capability, including responsibility for professional development of direct reports
Deliver – ensure clinical programs are delivered on time, within budget and in compliance to regulations and SOPs
Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times
Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor or our Chief Compliance Officer
Performs other related duties as required


A Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or related discipline, with a minimum of 10 years related scientific / technical experience, including leadership / management role within Clinical Research. With a PhD or Masters, these requirements would be a minimum of 8 years related scientific / technical experience, respectively required
A minimum of 2 years people management-related experience is required
Experience in cardiology and/or electro-physiology therapeutic areas preferred
Experience designing and overseeing large, multi-center IDE trials preferred
Leading a clinical team and working with cross-functional teams required

Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine-33 Technology Drive
Depuy Orthopaedics. Inc. (6029)
Job Function
Clinical Research non-MD
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