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Senior/Principal Scientist Medical Devices

Vacaturenummer: A2200087
Janssen Pharmaceutica - Beerse (België)

For our client, Janssen Pharmaceutica, we are looking for a Senior/Principal Scientist Medical Devices.


  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Analytical Testing



Are you interested in mechanical testing and automatic injections of suspensions, oligo’s or proteins? The position Senior/Principal Scientist for Medical Devices can be the one you are looking for!
We are currently looking for a highly motivated Senior/Principal scientist for Janssen. For this laboratory-based position, you will work together with internal and external specialists in drug product development and analytical development teams to find innovative solutions for in-depth characterisation for new modalities/drug delivery platforms. These solutions support combination products such as long acting injectables, oligonucleotides and liposomes from the perspective of understanding the physical properties of the products and the interactions between the devices and drug product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen the devices/packaging and colloidal sciences team in the AMCI group;
  • Scientifically lead projects from early to late development phase with emphasis on novel formulations and drug delivery platforms;
  • Design, lead and perform analytical characterization work with the highest scientific standards in the area of devices/packaging and colloidal sciences;
  • Apply state-of–the art scientific knowledge to ensure high quality of the delivered results;
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team of scientists and show ability to learn and explore new techniques;
  • Act quickly and provide expertise and solutions;
  • Contribute and lead building new analytical expertise for new modalities (nanosuspensions) and drug delivery devices;
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, GMP and safety;
  • Stay up to date with the scientific literature in the pharmaceutical analysis field;
  • Initiate and lead collaboration with external partners and universities to ensure appropriate testing methodologies for new drug delivery formations.

The offer:

  • An exciting position in an international and dynamic environment with continuous learning and growth opportunities;
  • Working on a site that harbors all aspects of the drug discovery and development process, located close to the vibrant city of Antwerp;
  • A competitive salary, on-site sport accommodations, health/energy programs and other benefits for you and your family;
  • An inclusive team environment where diversity and different opinions are respected and valued, and the importance of a good work-life balance is recognised.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. within medical devices and mechanical testing or any other related fields, with at least 8-10 years of experience. You have expertise with combination products and different types of drug delivery devices, ideally focused on analytical testing. For example, knowledge on the interaction between drug product with the device, such as container closure integrity testing / mechanical testing / permeability testing / advanced imaging techniques (e.g., X-ray tomography, microscopy, MRI, SEM/AFM/TEM).

Other requirements are:

  • Knowledge of colloidal systems and characterisation by different analytical techniques (e.g., ss-NMR, DLS, rheology,…) is considered an advantage.
  • Efficient, flexible, dynamic, results and performance driven;
  • Strong track record of scientific contributions including peer reviewed publications, or patents, or presentations at major international meetings is considered a plus;
  • Good project management and communication skills;
  • Sense of urgency.

Company profile
Janssen Research & Development develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. R&D development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, pulmonary hypertension and reproductive medicine.
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.

Within Analytical Development (AD) is the Advanced Material Characterization and Investigations (AMCI) group. This is an international and diverse team of scientists performing advanced analytical characterization of pharmaceutical products and leading global analytical investigations for the commercial product portfolio and for the Discovery, Product Development & Supply (DPDS) organization of Janssen R&D. The AMCI group consists of different analytical centers of excellence such as primary packaging and combination products, colloidal sciences, rheology, particle identification, particle and powder characterization, metal testing, NMR, excipient & polymer characterization, and oligonucleotide & peptide analytics.

Additional vacancy information

Reference : A2200087
Contract : Direct contract with client
Education : PhD.
Employment terms : Based in Beerse, Belgium
Salary: excelent
excellent secondary employment conditions
Publication date : 4-7-2022
Location : View location with Google Maps
Contactperson : René Kemps
    +31 (0)88 22 77 555

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