Associate Director, Scientific Communications Lead, Medical Affairs - Immunology

Auris Health

Auris Health

Marketing & Communications
United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Scientific Communications Lead, located in Horsham, PA.

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.

The Associate Director, Scientific Communications Lead (SCL) will be responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership in planning and driving the scientific direction for the development and dissemination of scientific communications (i.e., manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations) for the Autoantibody therapeutic area. He/she will be expected to provide hands-on medical writing support for the development of scientific publications for up to 50% of their time.

The individual will work collaboratively primarily with US Regional Medical Affairs, and also other cross-functional team members including Clinical R&D, Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Investigators, Authors, and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) to develop and execute publications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with US Medical Affairs, Global Medical Affairs, Clinical R&D, Clinical Investigators, and Authors to align on and develop publications
  • Identify, prioritize, and oversee the delivery of high-quality publications in partnership with Janssen Medical Affairs and Authors
  • Function as a contributing medical writer for assigned publications within the Autoantibody Therapeutic Area
  • Provide direction, oversight, and feedback to contractors and consultants. Collaborate and support contract medical writers and provide guidance on appropriate target meetings for data presentation and journals for manuscript publication.
  • Ensure accuracy and quality of content included in publications and presentations developed within the Autoantibody Therapeutic Area
  • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners (including Authors, Journal Editors, Congress organizers) to understand data presentation and publication needs
  • Remain current with both internal company and external publication guidelines, ensuring adherence to Good Publication Practices in publication planning and publication development
  • Other related duties maybe assigned


  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required. MS/PhD/PharmD, with a focus on science, public health, and/or epidemiology is preferred
  • At least 6 years of publication-related experience in the pharmaceutical industry or medical communication agency is required
  • Must be highly motivated, self-starter, organized with good project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage high volume of deadline-oriented publication projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment with cross-functional teams, including leading without authority
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with scientists, academicians, and clinicians
  • Experience in clinical data analysis and interpretation
  • Demonstrate evidence of strong scientific writing skills, including attention to detail, aligned with established publication guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management and problem-solving skills is required
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to travel up to 25% in the US and infrequently internationally, as required


  • Experience in rare diseases and/or immunology therapeutic area is preferred
  • Experience with biologic therapies is preferred
  • Experience with publications beyond print including enhanced content

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.