Scientific Director, Pathology

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Scientific Director, Pathology located in Spring House, PA or San Diego, CA.

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Janssen Pharmaceutical Company is recruiting an experienced Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, at the Scientific Director level to join the Global Pathology Team within Nonclinical Safety (NCS). The position can be based in Spring House, PA or San Diego, California. The successful candidate will work on a global basis, as a partner, in a cross-disciplinary matrix environment.

  • Support drug discovery and development by providing scientific input in the design and conduct of toxicology experiments that focus on understanding/assessing the human risk of novel therapeutic targets and/or understanding mode of action for toxicity in nonclinical studies.
  • Study pathologist on toxicology, discovery and pharmacology studies to include review of experimental/research protocols, provision of gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues and reporting of integrated results on a variety of nonclinical studies aimed at improving pre-clinical to clinical translation of both safety and efficacy.
  • Monitor and conduct pathology peer reviews of outsourced GLP and non-GLP studies and/or act as a Principal Investigator for the histopathology phase of toxicology GLP studies.
  • As a target pathologist understand the target biology and distribution and translate such to potential safety liabilities and use in development of the ToxPath strategy.
  • Review Pathology reports and regulatory documents and provide scientific input in determining hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management within nonclinical safety, providing guidance on issue resolution and mitigation strategies.
  • Member of interdisciplinary nonclinical development teams to drive compound development and issue resolution.
  • Identify and lead collaborative scientific efforts with internal, external, consortia and academic investigators.
  • Interest and knowledge in Molecular pathology to enable selection and interpretation of appropriate safety/ efficacy endpoints and the design of mechanistic studies.
  • The pathology role can be combined with leading a project as nonclinical safety lead and in representing NCS or pathology in due diligences to support decisions on acquisitions.



Education & experience:
  • DVM; a PhD is a plus
  • Board certified by the American/European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP/ECVP) and/or FRCPath
  • At least 5 years of ToxPath experience
  • Strong scientific interest and curiosity.
  • Team-player, communication skills and recognized knowledge and expertise in the field of pathology.

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
Other Locations
North America-United States-California-San Diego
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)
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