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Senior Associate Scientist

Vacaturenummer: A2100003
Janssen Biologics B.V. - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Biologics B.V., we are looking for a Senior Associate Scientist .


  • Biotechnology.
  • GMP.
  • API large molecule manufactering.
  • Process Development.

In your role as Senior Associate Scientist in Janssen Biologics you will provide technical leadership for early and late phase development projects, managing internal and external stakeholders to meet the project timelines. In general, this position will serve as a technical and scientific resource focusing on:
  • Technology transfer projects for the generation of toxicological and / or clinical material;
  • Investigating new and innovative technologies;
  • Early development of manufacturing processes of new molecules;
  • Life cycle management support for commercial products.

Who we're looking for
For this role, we are looking for an experienced candidate with 4-6 years’ experience in Biotechnology with focus on process technology (technical side) or chemical engineering (process focused). You have relevant experience in R&D or Process Development and experience working within a cGMP manufacturing plant / pilot plant environment.
Other requirements:
  • Technical orientation and in depth understanding of API large molecule manufacturing;
  • Project management experience in matrix organization with multitude of stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with Process Excellence and Six Sigma techniques is a plus;
  • Experience with statistical software packages (e.g. Minitab) and Multivariate analysis is a plus.

As a person, you are highly results driven, with focus on customer satisfaction and on-time completion of projects. You have excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills (in English, Dutch is a plus) to support working in an international environment with frequent contact in the United States, Ireland and Belgium as well as in Leiden.

Company profile
Janssen Biologics creates, acquires and markets unique biopharmaceutical therapies. Their innovative products focus on the management of three major disease areas; cardiovascular, immunological disorders and cancer.

They strive to be a prominent company. Not only by the marketing of important new products. They also effectuate to increase the applications of their existing products. This means investing in the right research, forging the right business partnerships and hiring the right people to maintain the highest quality.

The department leads in the application of broad technical expertise, including new and innovative technologies, to support both marketed and clinical products. It participates in high caliber multi-functional teams to drive solutions to commercial manufacturing problems and to drive process improvement, technology transfer, and support process validation. Performs high level research and development activities supporting high value commercial products. Performs technology transfer for new products and manufactures tox and phase 1/2a clinical material. Projects will often be high priority with high level interest and attention.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:WO/MSc. HBO/BSc.
Employment terms:Contract for one year, with possibility to extend for another year.
Work from home possible, but usually this role in onsite in Leiden.
Salary: > 3500
Days of leave: 25 + 11
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy.
Publication date:6-1-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Aniek Vugts
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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