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Scientific Lead Analytics & Microbiome

Bern, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805632170W

"Caring for the world… one person at a time” inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that are anchored in the internationally applicable Credo


Janssen Vaccines AG (formerly Crucell), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. We do this by discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing products that combat major threats to the health of people worldwide.

For our site in Bern we are looking for a highly committed


Scientific Lead Analytics & Microbiome


With focus on scientific leadership and oversight as SME in analytics/QC and in bacterial production processes. The main goal is to ensure a robust delivery of bacteria-based clinical trial material, keeping long-term GMP/commercial needs in mind. The individual will work closely with the functional areas and Technical Integrators in a matrix environment.

Your main tasks will be:
  • Ensure that developed production and analytical procedures are robust and fit-for-purpose in a GMP setting based on scientific understanding - in close collaboration with the functional areas and the Technical Integrators
  • Scientific ownership of developed procedures
  • Scientific guidance of the functional areas, keeping long-term GMP/commercial needs in mind, e.g. as peer reviewer of development and tech transfer plans/protocols, as lead in complex investigations, as trainer of scientific/technological concepts, like data analysis, and as champion of re-usable knowledge and data integrity
  • Authoring of best practice documents
  • Partner with the functional areas to ensure timely delivery of project milestones, including regulatory dossier sections, and to foster a continuous improvement culture
  • Showcase achievements in applicable forums

  • PhD (preferred) or MSc in Microbiology/Microbiome or other relevant discipline
  • ~5 (post-PhD) or ~8 (post-MSc) years of experience, preferably in industry
  • Experience with (an)aerobic bacterial process development from cell bank to drug product, including scale-up and tech transfers to GMP production
  • Experience with assay development and transfer to QC
  • Knowledge of applicable quality and regulatory guidelines and industry standards for developing and launching bacterial-based products
  • Accurate, pro-active and flexible
  • Creative problem solving
  • Experience with QbD, process characterization, PPQ, statistical concepts like DOE, and rapid learning
  • Strong communication and coaching skills
  • Ability to shape a project without direct line authority
  • Fluency in English and preferably German in addition

We are offering you a multifaceted challenge in a dynamic, international environment with attractive terms. Have we piqued your interest? Please send us your online application (CV, Working References etc.) by clicking on apply at the top right.

Primary Location
Janssen Vaccines AG (8851)
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