Johnson & Johnson Careers

Associated Scientist in Analytical Development (senior technician)

Leiden, South Holland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805642151W

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.



The Analytical Assay group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) group and is responsible for developing analytical methods that are employed for the analysis and biophysical characterization of virus based vaccines. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterization of vaccines. The Analytical Development group, which is part of the pharmaceutical and analytical department, has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities quality unit and process development. In addition, the AD department supports other departments (formulation, USP and DSP development) by routine sample analysis.


Job description:

We are looking for a motivated person who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. Your main responsibilities will be to develop and validate analytical methods used for release and physicochemical characterization of clinical trial material, as well as providing theoretical and hands on expertise in developing analytical methods suitable for process development and stability assessment. Connecting with experts and effectively leveraging knowledge of others will be critical to meeting project and budget expectations. In addition, with your expertise you will provide analytical input into vaccine projects, plan lab-related activities as well as write reports and oral presentations.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters’ degree in a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent experience

• Experience in late stage clinical and commercial analytical method validation

• Theoretical and hands on experience (3-5 years) as a specialist in analytical method development

• Experience in techniques such as LC, CE, FFF-MALS, DLS, and AUC

• Understanding of analytical quality by design

• Experience working under GMP


The successful candidate has a flexible work attitude, a can-do mentality, and an innovative approach to problem solving. He/she enjoys working in a team that is eager to extend their knowledge of new technologies. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team are equally important as independent planning and execution of tasks. Finally, he/she is critical and values accuracy in the execution of hands on work.

In our organization entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
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