Director, Epidemiology - Raritan, NJ, Titusville, NJ, or Horsham, PA, or Possible Remote

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Janssen Research & Development , L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Epidemiology with a strong preference for this individual to be located at one of our JRD sites in Raritan, NJ, Titusville, NJ, or Horsham, PA. Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the Company.

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 www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal.Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Director, Epidemiology will have the opportunity to work independently while functioning under the supervision of more senior members of the Global Epidemiology (Pharmaceuticals) department and Interventional Oncology team. This role will focus on real world evidence generation for the Interventional Oncology (INTO) team. INTO is a convergent R&D unit which builds on the foundation of the Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI). INTO’s mission is to integrate J&J’s cross-sector expertise from Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies to develop novel drug and energy therapies delivered directly to tumors through innovative procedural solutions.

The Director, Epidemiology would be responsible for oversight of various projects and initiatives in areas of epidemiology and real-world evidence research supporting the Interventional Oncology team. This will include leading research projects, drafting protocols and statistical analysis plans, overseeing the analysis of real-world data (insurance claims data, hospital billing data, EMRs, curated oncology datasets, registries, etc.) and the dissemination of scientific information through technical reports, presentations, and publications in peer-reviewed literature. The primary responsibilities of this role will be to:

• Prioritize and manage a portfolio of observational study requests from the Interventional Oncology team

• Support the design and analysis of observational registries and trials, including the creation of external controls for single arm clinical trials

• Support real world data source fit-for-purpose evaluation and evidence generation for regulatory purposes (for product approvals, label extensions, and post marketing requirements related to safety or effectiveness)

• Create real world patient cohorts from claims, EMR, registries and other real-world data sources to gain insights into clinical characterization, natural history, treatment patterns and effectiveness and/or safety outcomes in target patient populations

• Generate evidence on real world unmet need and comparative effectiveness to evaluate the value proposition of J&J’s portfolio for both clinical and non-clinical stakeholders

• Lead or participate in work streams/ task forces (internal and external) to standardize research and analytical processes to improve efficiency and quality of RWE deliverables

• Conduct focused evidence scans to create and refine value messages and identify areas for new evidence generation

• Assist with the evaluation, identification and cataloging of real-world data assets to answer key evidence questions

• Collaborate well with multiple stakeholders within J&J and externally (e.g. data partners) and lead matrixed study teams to complete studies incorporating multiple perspectives


  • PhD in Epidemiology or a closely related field OR MD with training and degree in Epidemiology or a closely related field OR Master’s degree with at least 6 years of hands-on experience is required
  • At least 5 years of Epidemiology research experience is required
  • Experience applying and interpreting quantitative methods is required
  • Experience with writing protocols in general and particularly the statistical methods sections of observational study proposals and/or proposal requests is required
  • Experience working with large administrative or medical records databases is required
  • Experience in the oncology therapeutic area is required
  • Background in epidemiologic landscape of specific diseases, conditions, or therapies particularly relating to oncology is required
  • At least 5 years of applied pharmacoepidemiology research is preferred
  • Experience working with health authorities is preferred
  • Product development experience in the Pharmaceutical industry is preferred
  • Experience working in a global, cross-functional team environment is preferred
  • A track record of authoring scientific communications (peer-reviewed publications, poster or oral presentations at conferences, technical reports) is required; author position commensurate with prior academic training and working environments.

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. The anticipated base pay range for this position is $157,000 to $271,400. The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis. Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance. Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)). This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s long-term incentive program. Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits: Vacation – up to 120 hours per calendar year; Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington – up to 56 hours per calendar year; Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays – up to 13 days per calendar year; Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year. Additional information can be found through the link below.

For additional general information on Company benefits, please go to: https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefit