Associate Scientist Microbiology

Location Leiden, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology
Contact name: Nikander Damianos

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Job ref: 10446
Published: 9 days ago

The Analytical Development department within Janssen Vaccines Leiden (one of the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson) is responsible for developing methods that are required for analysis of vaccines for human use. Analysis includes testing for identity, quantity, potency, purity, and viral and microbial contamination.

Job description
To strengthen the team responsible for developing methods to detect viral and microbial contaminants, we are looking for an Associate Scientist experienced in microbiology with a strong quality mind-set to help with GMP documentation and transfer of methods to QC labs.

This individual will be responsible for generating high quality and compliant documentation required for in-process control and release methods to be conducted at GMP level in-house, at contract laboratories and at contract manufacturers. Furthermore, this individual will support microbial safety testing of our products.

Demonstrating flawless and accurate documentation, effective communication with varied levels of the organization, a strong sense of responsibility and a passion for quality are key competences for this position.

Minimum Qualifications
• Educated in microbiology at least at HBO/BSc level
• At least 3 years of experience with cGXP and/or other quality management systems
• At least 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology
• Excellent communication skills in English

Primary location: Nederland-Zuid Holland-Leiden
Organization: Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
Function: R&D
Recruitment: Fieldglass
Pay Grade: 24
Hours/week: 40 (full-time)