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J&J Family of Companies Field Director in Augusta, Maine

The Field Director is responsible for leading an Oncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) regional team in providing scientific, research, and educational support to health care professionals and internal business partners related to the current and future Janssen Oncology products. The Field Director is responsible for providing oversight of all activities in accordance with current regulatory and health care compliance guidelines.

  • Responsible for the management of a regional Oncology MSL team including:

  • i.Ensure that team functions are according to the business plan and company directives

  • ii.Conducts routine team field visits and 1:1 meetings, providing observation and coaching

  • iii.Conduct performance coaching and feedback discussions

  • iv.Provide oversight responsibility for team’s training and development

  • v.Ensure team optimal capacity, field activity level, and field metrics

  • vi.Ensures each MSL territory plan is strategic, up to date and actionable.

  • vii.Manages the team through special projects and cross functional support activities

  • viii.Provides appropriate oversight if the team is supported by Contract MSL personnel

  • Recruit, select and hire a qualified and diverse work force for the regional Oncology MSL team.

  • Provide career and succession planning in support of staff reaching their highest potential.

  • Provide an optimal working environment by promoting/functioning according to the Credo value, communication of a clear direction, active listening, respecting diversity, encouraging collaborative partnership, empowering direct reports, follow up on commitments, promoting innovation, and rewarding high performance.

  • Responsible for timely completion of administrative duties. Examples include assessment and approval of expense reports, preparation and communication of team metric reports, among others

  • Participate in business planning activities as necessary across the various brands and within Medical Affairs. Ensure appropriate training on and execution of proactive initiatives and other permissible field activities.

  • Through partnership with other Director counterpart, co-leads the creation and implementation of MSL Oncology Field strategies for the entire MSL team.

  • Co-leads the creation and implementation of MSL field collaborative strategies to ensure compliant partnership with other customer facing teams (e.g. ,sales, sales training, partner companies).

  • Ensures effective and efficient collection and distribution of medical insights to appropriate internal stakeholders.

  • May be responsible for identifying and developing field scientific strategies. Participates and/or leads cross functional/company initiatives


  • A minimum of a master’s degree is required.

  • PharmD, PhD, MD highly preferred.

  • Minimum of 4-5 years of pharmaceutical industry, clinical/research experience is required.

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of MSL experience is preferred.

  • Oncology experience is preferred.

  • Previous people management responsibility is preferred.

  • Requires travel of approx. 50% depending on geography (includes overnight travel).

  • Ability to maintain an office in the home required.

  • Must live in Eastern US and must live in close proximity to an airport.

  • Must be available to attend key strategic/scientific meetings at the corporate office in Horsham, PA.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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--

Other Locations

United States-Connecticut, United States-District of Columbia, United States-Massachusetts, United States-Maryland, United States-Maine, United States-New Jersey, United States-New York, United States-Rhode Island, United States-Virginia, United States-Vermont


Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC (6120)

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