Therapeutic Area Head CVM and PH
Johnson & Johnson
Toronto, Canada
57m ago

Job Description

Janssen Inc. is recruiting for a Therapeutic Area (TA) Head CVM and PH, located in Toronto, Canada.

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The TA Head CVM & PH is responsible for providing Medical and scientific leadership for the therapeutic Areas of Cardiovascular, Metabolism and Pulmonary Hypertension at the operating company level.

This role is responsible and accountable for providing high level, evidenced-based, clinical and scientific expertise to internal and external partners, support to cross functional teams identifying barriers and implementing medical affairs tactics and initiatives.

The successful candidate will lead the Integrated Evidence Generation Process (IEGP) and the Integrated Evidence Dissemination Plan (IEDP) in collaboration with the therapeutic area team and in direct communication with the global organization.

He / She / They will provide scientific support for evidence generation activities including local Phase IV clinical studies and Investigator Initiated Studies.

This role will also lead, manage, and coach a team that may include Medical Directors, Scientific Advisors and a Senior MSL Manager (who then leads a team of Neuroscience MSLs).

Key Responsibilities :

  • Develop and deploy the medical strategy for the CVM & PH in alignment with internal Janssen stakeholders and incorporating input from the external landscape.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders as co-lead of the cross-functional TA business team to align on portfolio strategy
  • Secure required resources to execute the Medical Affairs Plan and manage the resources appropriately
  • Lead and partner in interactions with key individual stakeholders to provide input and decision-making into short, medium, and long-range solutions to ensure appropriate data generation and data communication strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external investigators, opinion leaders and relevant health care professionals involved in the delivery of TA care or engaged in TA studies
  • Identify opportunities to gather relevant information via Scientific Advisory Boards, including strategic development and tactical execution of these activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise with regular attendance at key scientific / clinical / economic conferences, training sessions and preceptorships.
  • Actively and represent Canada on the global Med Affairs Team (GMAT) and liaise with multiple global partners to provide expertise and to ensure Canadian needs are met
  • Participates and represents Medical Affairs on internal Leadership Teams (segmented by Therapeutic area)
  • Identifies data gaps for each product within the respective disorders areas and develops a Data Generation Plan Presents data gaps to Global team and actively participates in the research approval process, ReCAP
  • Develop, conduct and manage clinical protocols of high scientific standard in support of local initiatives
  • Champion Investigator Initiated Studies to meet Canadian needs & oversight of final deliverables
  • Accountable to own publication strategy, planning and execution
  • Lead, manage and coach a team that may include Medical Directors, Scientific Advisors and a Senior MSL Manager (who then leads a team of multiple therapeutic area MSLs)
  • Education :

  • A minimum of a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) is required with specialty training and certification in the therapeutic area preferred.
  • Other advanced scientific degree may be given consideration.
  • Experience and Skills :

    Required :

  • A minimum of 8 years of combined relevant experience in a medical / clinical environment and / or scientific function in the pharmaceutical industry is required with at least 3 years in the Medical Affairs environment is highly desirable.
  • 5+ years’ experience in clinical medicine in an area relevant to the TA is required.
  • Preferred :

  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory or People management experience is preferred.
  • Strong background in clinical research with complementary experience in sales / marketing and international exposure being preferred.
  • Other :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with both scientific and lay audiences, are required.
  • Proven track record developing, presenting and publishing clinical studies is required.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with and motivate teams.
  • Bilingualism in English and French is preferred.
  • Up to 25 - 30% travel may be required.
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