Johnson & Johnson Careers

Scientific Operational Manager Infectious Diseases

Beerse, Belgium

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1700206162W

Janssen ID&V Therapeutic Area is looking for a highly motivated Scientific Operational Manager with a high interest in scientific operational management in a drug discovery environment, extensive experience in a team or group leader role, as well as a strong interest and background in infectious diseases to join our team in Beerse.
The successful candidate will:
  • Manage and act as the primary point of contact for scientific operational aspects in the Infectious Diseases discovery team in Beerse ensuring compliance with respect to equipment & lab facilities, safety and data integrity.
  • Coordinate and lead a small team of scientists to ensure development, validation and implementation of cell-based assays to support high throughput screening campaigns and profiling activities.
  • Review experimental data and reports regarding scientific content and data quality.
  • Identify and develop innovative approaches with respect to novel technology platforms.
  • Significantly contribute to the work of a multi-disciplinary community of scientists, supporting the development of new therapeutics and communicate results to project team members.
  • Advise the leadership team and wider management on the business needs, issues and emerging trends.

The successful candidate has / will
  • Strong expertise and interest in Infectious Diseases.
  • Strong expertise and interest in managing and coordinating operational scientific aspects.
  • A good understanding of the operational processes in a drug discovery environment related to lab facilities, equipment, safety and data management.
  • Good knowledge of platforms and applications for the analysis, visualization, validation and management of screening and profiling data from in vitro biological assay technologies.
  • Ability to provide leadership, superior organizational skills, and change management.
  • Proven track record of managing a team of people.
  • Ability to promote and consolidate interactions with other functions.
  • Knowledge in infectious diseases cell-based assay development.
  • Proven track record of leading assay development projects involving cross-functional teams and independently design and execute project goals in alignment with established project teams, program strategies and timelines.
  • Be familiar with the use of automation and HTS instrumentation.
  • Maintain a cutting-edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge, and apply these where possible to improve performance.
  • Experience in working with external collaborators in industry or academia.
  • Applicant should hold a Ph. D. degree (or equivalent) in life sciences, preferably in cellular biology / virology / molecular biology with 4 or more years of productive experience in a high-quality academic, biotech or pharmaceutical environment, or a minimum of 15 years of experience performing progressively advanced duties beyond a B. Sc. Degree.
  • Personal skills:
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage several cross-functional projects simultaneously and to work cross-functionally in a high collaborative team environment.
    • Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and social skills to effectively work with all levels of staff and to interact with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to rapidly learn and apply techniques and strive for technical perfection.
    • Flexibility (tolerate changes in priorities/directions).
    • Demonstrate a sense of urgency (self-motivation), and adhere to timelines.
    • Detail-oriented, with excellent record-keeping skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present scientific data and concepts to international standards.

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
Requisition ID