Director, Expression Sciences/ Biologics Discovery

Johnson & Johnson   •  

Spring House, PA

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 24 days ago

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This Director will be responsible and accountable for leading Expression Sciences within Biologics Discovery. The role will support projects in all therapeutic areas for Janssen (Oncology, Neurosciences, Immunology, CVM and Infectious Diseases). They must bring strong leadership and organizational skills and in-depth technical knowledge about the expression and purification of biologics. They must be able to manage an extensive portfolio of programs, balancing appropriate resources based on project priority. This Director must exhibit excellent collaboration as they will interface with other functions within discovery and development.

Additional responsibilities include participating with senior leaders in management to drive success and meet productivity goals of Biologics Discovery and the Janssen BioTherapeutics organization.

  • Responsible and accountable for Expression Sciences function within Biologics Discovery
  • Responsible for functional support of the entire pipeline for Biologics Discovery
  • Be an effective leader of the group and be responsible for driving productivity and delivering results with a sense of urgency
  • Responsible for the development of all employees including management development and training to meet current and future business needs
  • Sets priorities and objectives of managers and scientific staff, as directed by agreed upon Therapeutic Area (TA) needs
  • Identify key issues and allocate resources to support goals and support stage gate progression of preclinical candidates
  • Possess in-depth and current knowledge of expression and purification technologies including high throughput and automated methodologies
  • Author patents, publications and trade secrets


  • Candidate must possess a PhD

  • Must have 10 years of experience

  • Must have 3 years of people management experience

  • Experience in protein expression, protein purification

  • Demonstrated leadership in collaborating with stake-holders and leading in a matrix environment

  • Demonstrated leadership in implementing new technologies

  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring and development of people
  • Experience with antibodies and multispecific antibodies preferred
  • Experience with high throughput automation preferred
  • Travel 10% both Domestic (US) and international