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Principal Scientist Up Stream Processing (USP)

Vacaturenummer: A2100240
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are looking for a Principal Scientist Up Stream Processing (USP).


  • Ph.D.
  • >6 years experience
  • Late-stage Biopharmaceutical experience
  • Bioreactor
  • GMP

Within the USP department, a lab team is responsible for performing all hands-on experimental activities, data processing and documentation, whereas a team of scientists is responsible for the overall scientific approach and progress within the projects. The current focus of the USP department is on developing robust processes for the manufacturing of the COVID-19 and RSV vaccines and transferring the technology to multiple production facilities. In order to support these activities, we are looking for an experienced principal scientist.
  • Lead teams of motivated process developers;
  • Develop and execute USP early- and late-stage development and tech transfer strategies;
  • Create and manage research plans with greater complexity in the delivery of business results;
  • Represent USP in multidisciplinary project team(s);
  • Act as senior author in the preparation of presentations, technical reports, documents for regulatory filing and patents;
  • Apply the latest technological innovations into the daily work. One of the major innovations currently explored is modelling, data science and statistical analysis applied to bioprocessing.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in biopharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, engineering or related fields with at least 6 years of late-stage biopharmaceutical experience (of which at least some years in industry!). You have technical knowledge on bioreactor process technology; ideally for R&D and/or commercial (GMP) purposes. You have experience with two or more of the following: life cycle process validation, regulatory submission writing, process improvements, technology transfer, manufacturing support or people management.
Are you the experienced USP Scientist we are looking for?

Company profile
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is part of Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest and most respected health care companies in the world. They are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. The teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of novel vaccines to prevent some of the most devastating and complex infectious diseases. These range from respiratory infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pathogens of global concern such as Ebola and COVID-19.
In their organisation, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are of crucial importance. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The USP department is responsible for early- as well as late-stage development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production processes for viral vaccines using mammalian cell lines as a production platform. Novel technologies are used to make sure that the processes are safe, reliable, scalable and cost-effective, so that the vaccines can be produced in large quantities at low costs. The developed production processes are transferred into GMP production facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production. This is done in close collaboration with many partners in Discovery, Development and Supply Chain in an international environment.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Salary: >5600
Days of leave: 25 + 11
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Project for at least 1 year
Publication date:25-11-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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