Associate Director, Safety Analysis Scientist

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
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Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Safety Analysis Scientist (SAS) to be located in Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ; or Horsham, PA. At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. 

Janssen Research & Development, LLC. discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in the following therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, infectious diseases & vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Please visit http://www.JanssenRnD.com for more information.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. We are guided by our Credo. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Associate Director (AD) Safety Analysis Scientist (SAS) provides scientific expertise and leads the safety assessment of assigned products.  The AD SAS, in partnership with the Medical Safety Officer (MSO), is responsible for the preparation of scientific safety analysis and evaluations, which are required for regulatory compliance and to aid in safety-related decisions for marketed products and products in development.

The AD SAS will support product Safety Management Teams (SMTs) and work in close collaboration with other cross-functional safety partners to determine a product’s safety strategy, complete safety analyses and evaluations, proactively review safety data/lead safety data review meetings and interpret safety information to make a recommendation, supporting SMT deliverables as required.

The AD SAS will assist the MSO with activities related to the SMT and with contributions to key safety and clinical documents. The AD SAS will have in-depth product knowledge, will serve as product point of contact, and will provide training to, and oversight of deliverables prepared by, other team members as needed (for complex reports).

The AD SAS will function with a high level of independence, with minimal guidance from the Director, Safety Analysis Scientist (SAS) Therapeutic Area Lead (TAL), be able to link discussions to content, and consistently deliver high quality results with minimal guidance. The AD SAS will quickly build alliances and be able to independently influence other safety partners to shape strong decisions/outcomes.

This role will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Lead safety evaluations including strategy discussions, collaborating with Therapeutic Area Safety Head (TASH)/MSO and other stakeholders as necessary, data retrieval, data analysis, report writing, and report revision.
  • Ensure high quality safety evaluations and reports with minimal comments from stakeholders and minimal revisions required.
  • Provide input and review to key regulatory or clinical documents as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the SMT and support the MSO.
  • Support SMT activities (e.g.  preparing and presenting data, compiling meeting minutes, updating signal tracking information).
  • Lead proactive safety data reviews, if applicable and form a safety position across GMS which can be leveraged for aggregate safety reports.
  • Provide support for Health Authority interactions regarding safety and risk management, both written and verbal.
  • Assume responsibility for novel projects, create value and innovate without defined processes. May seek guidance from Directors (i.e. SAS TAL) for complex projects.
  • Lead cross-functional training of relevant stakeholders.
  • Act as product or process Subject Matter Expert (SME) for audits/inspections.
  • Participate in, or lead, department and/or cross-functional initiatives.
  • Explore innovative ways of presenting data, preparing reports, and improving efficiencies within the programs they own.
  • Assist Directors in the creation, review and implementation of controlled documents and other related tools.
  • Management of unscheduled reports within the Aggregate Report Calendar.
  • Management activities within smaller Therapeutic Areas, as applicable.
  • Line-management of contractor positions within the team, as applicable.
  • Act as backup to TAL as needed (e.g., Director SAS TAL is unavailable)
  • Oversight of deliverables by other team members (e.g. complex reports), as needed


  • A Bachelor Degree (or above) in a Healthcare-related or Biomedical Science (11+ years industry experience or equivalent) area is required.
  • An Advanced Degree in a Healthcare-related or Biomedical Science (8+ years industry experience or equivalent) area is preferred.
  • Medical writing or PV experience is required.
  • Clinical experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of medical concepts and familiarity with safety activities in drug development and post marketing and global safety health authority requirements is required.
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex medical-scientific data from a broad range of disciplines is required.
  • Ability to interpret and present complex data to determine benefit-risk impact is required.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills is required.
  • Ability to effectively interact with stakeholders, including business partners is required.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, proven leadership skills is required.
  • Ability to plan work to meet deadlines and effectively handle multiple priorities is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Ability to independently influence, negotiate and communicate with both internal and external customers is required.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $131,000 to $225,400. 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 may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans.  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-benefits

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.