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J&J Family of Companies Medical Science Director, Oncology- Lung- Canada Medical Affairs in Toronto, Ontario

Janssen Pharmaceutical, Companies of Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Medical Director, Lung Cancer. The position will be based out of our Janssen Head Office in Toronto.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create 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. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at (file:///C:/Users/jamie%20yacco/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/JHNHJA6O/ and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Inc. is a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Please visit for more information.

The Director, Medical Affairs Lung Cancer is responsible for medical and scientific leadership within the Lung Cancer portfolio. This role is responsible and accountable for providing high level, evidenced-based, scientific expertise to internal and external partners. Lead the Integrated Evidence Generation Process (IEGP) in direct communication with the global team and in collaboration with the local cross functional business partners. In addition, provide scientific support for evidence generation activities including local Phase IV clinical studies and Investigator Initiated Studies. Directs and manages a group of therapeutic MSLs in the development and execution of their functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop differentiation platforms around key clinical and other health outcomes attributes.

  • Identify data gaps for each product within the respective disorders areas and develop a Data Generation Plan.

  • Present data gaps to Global team and actively participate in the research approval process, ReCAP.

  • Participate and represent Canada on the global Med Affairs Team (GMAT).

  • Liaise with multiple global partners to provide expertise and to ensure Canadian needs are met.

  • Participate and represent Medical Affairs on the internal Leadership Teams (segmented by Therapeutic area).

  • Develop, conduct and manage clinical protocols of high scientific standard in support of local initiatives

  • Act as Partner in company sponsored studies; develop strategy, protocol and hypotheses for phase 4 clinical trials, and help with the identification of sites.

  • Provide key central management, such as operational, clinical drug supply, administration, ad-hoc/post-hoc analyses, and Risk Management Programs (RMPs) for Investigator Initiated Studies; Champion those studies to meet Canadian needs & oversight of final deliverables.

  • Secure required resources to execute the Medical Affairs Plan and manage the resources appropriately.

  • Accountable to own publication strategy, planning and execution.

  • Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise with regular attendance at key scientific/clinical/economic conferences, training sessions and preceptorships

  • Identify the opportunity to gather relevant information via Scientific Advisory Boards, including development of an agenda, identifying attendees, overseeing the conduct of Ad Boards

  • Identify, engage, develop and maintain relationships with KOLs and other relevant external stakeholders.

  • Lead exploratory analyses and communication of results to internal and external customers, including Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and congresses.

  • Partner with KOLs on pipeline presentations, study concept development, global strategic issues, therapeutic area engagement and exploration.


  • Post-graduate scientific degree (M.D, O.D or Ph.D) is required.

  • Therapeutic experience in Oncology is highly preferred.

  • Relevant experience of 5 years minimum in a multinational pharmaceutical industry in a medical OR in a clinical function in the academic setting.

  • Strong background in clinical research with complementing experience in Medical Affairs, International exposure being an asset.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with and motivate teams are important qualities.

  • Proven track record developing, presenting and publishing clinical studies.

  • Strength in communicating effectively (oral and written) with both scientific (KOLs) and lay audiences.

  • Excellent team player interested in sharing knowledge and mentoring others.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing clinical / scientific programs with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Familiarity with working in an environment guided by SOPs.

  • Critical thinking and positive track record of flawless execution.

  • Proven ability to learn quickly, assimilate and distill large amounts of information.

  • Ability to put data into perspective and communicate it concisely.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to impact decision-making with relevant stakeholders based on sound scientific knowledge.

  • Business insight required, including prioritization skills and big picture orientation.

  • Scientific knowledge, curiosity, familiarity and interest to stay on top of emerging data and scientific trends within the therapeutic area.

  • Highly developed presentation skills with the ability to effectively simplify and communicate complex material to a diverse array of audiences is required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs.

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time locally and internationally, as this is a customer facing position.

    Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success. We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.


Primary Location

Canada-Ontario-Toronto-19 Green Belt Drive


Janssen Inc. (7710)

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