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R&D Product Development

Scientist, Lentiviral Vector Late-Stage Development

  • Job Title Scientist, Lentiviral Vector Late-Stage Development
  • Function R&D Product Development
  • Sub Function Biomedical Engineering
  • Category Senior Engineer, Biomedical Engineering (ST6)
  • Location Spring House, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406180954W
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Johnson & Johnson is recruiting a Scientist, Lentiviral Vector Late-Stage Development located in Spring House, PA.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at


The primary responsibilities of this position are:

  • Participate in cross-functional project teams, responsible for development of efficient and robust production processes for large scale lentiviral vector manufacturing.
  • Authoring of technical reports, regulatory filing sections and health authority responses
  • Collaborate with internal and external organizations to support late-stage development, commercial manufacturing, and CMC-Regulatory teams.
  • Lifecycle management and investigations.
  • Analyze data using data analysis tools (i.e. Excel, JMP, similar platforms) and learn new analytical software as needed.
  • Design/execute experiments to support lentiviral vector process development, characterization and troubleshooting
  • Work in a team environment, as well as contribute individually, to meet project timeline and objectives.


  • PhD in Chemical, Biological Sciences or Biomedical Engineering with 0-2 years of relevant industry experience (academic experience post-graduate also considered) OR MS in Chemical, Biological Sciences, or Biomedical Engineering and with at least 5 years of industry experience (relevant academic experience also considered) OR a BS in Biological Sciences or Biomedical Engineering and with at least 8 years of industry experience is required.
  • Experience supporting late-stage development, Tech Transfer and cGMP manufacturing support is preferred
  • Experience with technical writing and CMC regulatory filings is preferred.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis and data trending using programs such as JMP is preferred
  • Gene therapy and viral vaccine downstream process development and virus purification is preferred
  • Familiarity with analytical methods typically used to characterize viral vectors is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to oversee multiple projects required. The applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication, as well as strong interpersonal and influencing skills. The ability to collaborate in a cross-functional team environment is required.
  • Based in Spring House, PA, this job may require up to 10% of domestic and international travel.

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, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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