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Digital Surgery Platform Medical Lead

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Digital Surgery Platform Medical Lead with locations in Somerville, NJ or Cincinnati, Ohio and may require up to 30% domestic and international travel.
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is currently $20 billion in World Wide sales. The business is expected to experience solid growth over the next 5 to 7 years. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices contains key surgical platforms such as Wound Closure, Orthopedics, Open and Minimally Invasive Stapling, Energy, Biosurgery, Aesthetics, ENT, and Cardiovascular surgical products.Ethicon’s long-term vision is to use digital technology as part of a holistic approach to surgery across the episode of care to enhance surgical efficiency, promote better clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. This unique position will provide scientific leadership for Ethicon’s Digital Surgery Platform, collaborating closely with the multi-functional evidence teams: Medical, Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health Economics and Market Access.
Major Accountabilities:
  • Collaborates with the Medical, Clinical and Pre-Clinical organizations to work in a harmonized, efficient way to drive customer satisfaction and partnership with cross-functional teams and the regional Regulatory, Medical and Clinical groups.
  • Ensures that the team is successful in establishing long-term product opportunities in the field of digital surgery, as well as unmet medical needs, designing inputs and evidence needs for development programs and post market products.
  • Help create and execute the vision beyond Robotic Surgery: including elements such as advanced instrumentation and visualization, data analytics, machine learning and an integrated OR connectivity.
  • Delivers on the portfolio’s evidence strategies:
  • Able to conduct gap analysis and data generation strategies to support the brand from a commercial, medical and market access perspective.
  • Conceive, in collaboration with clinical and other cross-functional partners and deliver clinical and pre-clinical studies of the highest scientific quality, within timelines and budgets. Align strategy, budget and resource allocation in close partnership with the cross-functional and regional partners in Regulatory and Medical and (Pre-) Clinical Affairs Operational Groups, as well as integrate the health economic and market access aspects, to allow market leadership while insuring patient safety.
  • Develop and implement evidence generation strategies (Pre-and Post-Market approval- studies, Investigator Initiated, Real World Evidence) aligned to the needs of the R&D, Regulatory and Commercial organization.
  • Plan and bring timely resources on board (internal and external).
  • Explore new trends in data-collection (Real World Data, Predictive Analytics…)
  • Leads clinical scientific discussions with regulatory agencies / notified bodies to drive support of the clinical and regulatory strategy, including proposed clinical investigations; review process of clinical evidence generated for marketing authorization.
You will be responsible for leading the creation of Life Cycle Medical affairs (e.g. copy review, medical information requests, medical/clinical input CERs, etc.) and for talent attraction, development, engagement and management.
In addition, you will also:
  • Have high emotional intelligence and possess excellent oral and written communication skills; possess excellent interpersonal skills for interactions with internal colleagues and external customers.
  • Lead, inspire and influence a team, functioning in a matrix structure, through a period of high change, vision and strategy setting.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and excellent people management and leadership skills, as well as be able to manage complex technical organizations.
  • Execute and get results through leading others.
  • Build successful relationships internally and develop partnerships with key business partners and customers/investigators

  • An MD/DO from an accredited school is required.
  • Training in a surgical discipline is also required.
  • Board Certification or equivalent (prior or current) is required.
  • Prior clinical experience and extensive hands on experience with the robotic approach is also required.
  • Experience in support of global regulatory submissions for medical devices, biologics, or drugs (including PMA/BLA/NDA and/or their global counterparts) is preferred.
  • Experience in medical safety surveillance (drugs, biologics, or devices) and/or quality improvement activities is preferred.
  • Experience in strategic planning specifically in the management of clinical trial operations/execution is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of clinical research science and processes is required.
  • Broad and extensive understanding of product development processes is preferred,
  • Understanding of clinical trends is required
  • Ability to build and lead a team of scientists to provide scientifically rigorous strategic and scientific clinical research is required.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Other Locations
North America-United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Depuy Orthopaedics. Inc. (6029)
Job Function
Medical Affairs
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