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J&J Family of Companies Associate Director, Evidence Dissemination Lead, US Medical Affairs in Raritan, New Jersey

Janssen Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Evidence Dissemination Lead, US Medical Affairs, Pulmonary Hypertension to be located in South San Francisco, CA, Titusville, NJ, Raritan, NJ, or Horsham, PA. The Associate Director will report to the Group Medical Director, Portfolio Strategy.

As part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, we are working to build a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science.

Janssen PH is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the spectrum of disease, from WHO Functional Class II-IV, with oral, inhaled, and intravenous medications.

The Associate Director, Evidence Dissemination Lead, Medical Affairs will lead data dissemination strategy and execution including publication plans and tactics. The Associate Director will provide strategic and technical leadership in planning and driving the timely publication of data (i.e., manuscripts, abstracts, and congress presentations) in support of the overall PH portfolio.

The Associate Director, Evidence Dissemination Lead will work collaboratively with internal partners (US and Global) Medical Affairs, Real World Value and Evidence, Commercial, Biostatistics and Communications colleagues) and external partners (thought leaders and partner agencies) to develop and deliver robust publication and communication plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the planning and execution of the Integrated Evidence Dissemination Plan (IEDP), Publication Plans and Scientific Platforms for Janssen PH (Portfolio and Brand teams)

  • Leads and coordinates the Data Dissemination cross-functional meetings; to discuss the appropriate dissemination of the published data by external customer-facing teams, e.g., Medical Information and Knowledge Integration, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), and Value & Evidence Field-based payer-focused science liaisons).

  • Leads and coordinates all medical and cross-functional workshops focused on creation of publication plans and scientific platforms

  • Regularly present IEDP/publication plans to management and at various internal meetings

  • Represent US Medical Affairs (USMA) at the Global Publication Team meetings to ensure alignment of the publication plan with US needs

  • Responsible for USMA publication operations, including handling publication project timelines, agency relations, budget, and regular review of the USMA publications plan

  • Champion the approvals of new studies, presentation materials and handling of administrative responsibilities, as needed

  • Collaborate with external and internal partners to ensure the quality of design, execution, and dissemination of studies, and USMA programs.

Other Duties:

  • Serve as the regional superuser for the internal publication management software platform (JPUBS)

  • Track or supervise tracking of all publication activity on assigned products using the JPUBS and generate reports for stakeholders as needed.

  • Select, contract with manage medical writing/communications and publication agencies and freelance writers; take a lead role in monitoring vendor performance and facilitating issue resolution

  • Develop and be responsible for budget for assigned initiatives.

  • With minimal oversight, provide therapeutic area expertise to guide scientific strategy discussions around appropriate data dissemination planning.

  • Participate in the development of congress communication platforms and post congress executive summaries as warranted.

  • Present plans or progress of data dissemination and publications efforts to senior management

  • Ensure timely guidance to senior management regarding the strategy and execution

  • Establish a productive work environment by creating trust and respect within and across the Therapeutic Areas (TAs)

  • Balance business priorities and resources and demonstrate agility in adapting to the external and internal environment.

  • Ensure that medical/scientific publication activities comply with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations, the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), and Good Publication Practice (GPP); serve as the TA point of contact for and lead efforts to ensure adherence to our company's Publication Policies and Procedures

  • Provide regular and ad hoc publication process compliance training to Publication/IEDP Teams

  • Identify and drive process improvement and sharing of best practices to further enhance the efficiency of the publication processes

  • Represent the TA in the Janssen Publications Community of Practice, a cross-functional internal group focused on the continual development of company practice

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with clinical investigators, scientific leaders, external authors, journal editors, and congress secretariats.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelors' Degree is required.

  • A minimum of 5+ years of meaningful experience (pharmaceutical industry and Academic training) is required

  • Experience in scientific/medical communications in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D./PharmD or Masters' Degree with relevant experience preferred

  • Knowledge of the Pulmonary Hypertension therapeutic area is highly preferred

  • A track-record of accomplishment in a publication management role

  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills is preferred

  • Knowledge of good publication practice including ICMJE, GPP3, Consort Guidelines, AMA Manual of Style, among others, preferred

  • Experience with scientific communications beyond publications highly preferred

  • Proven presentation skills, critical thinking, and ability to lead cross-functional teams is preferred

  • Experience in leading scientific evidence studies in the pharmaceutical industry highly preferred

  • Vendor and budget management experience preferred

  • International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP)

  • Capable of reviewing and providing input to developing scientific literature. Able to relate project details to larger project objectives.

  • Ability to communicate complex medical/scientific information in routine interactions, management of internal and external groups; review scientific literature for accuracy.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams, and keep team members, departmental colleagues (as appropriate) and management fully apprised of project / initiative status and issues

  • Ability to travel inside and outside the US

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 based on disability.

Primary Location

United States-California-South San Francisco-5000 Shoreline Court

Other Locations

United States-New Jersey-Raritan, United States-New Jersey-Titusville, United States-Pennsylvania-Horsham


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