Johnson & Johnson Careers

Team Lead

Leiden, South Holland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805655794W


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. 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.

Department / project:
The Viral Vaccine discovery and translational medicine department focuses on the research and development of vaccines against viral infectious and non-infectious diseases. The Preclinical Viral Vaccines team focuses on the evaluation and characterization of novel vaccine candidates in vivo. The main focus of the team is the discovery process from pre-clinical immunology to in vivo proof of concept of various novel vaccine leads and to provide for clinical development essential non-clinical characterization of the vaccine leads. A significant part of the work is directed towards increasing our understanding of the immune response, characterization, and improvement of vaccine potency.

Job Description:

Responsible for defining objectives and activities for the operators in the Operations team, and supervise the personnel and activities to meet project demands.


Tasks include:

-          Line management of the Operators (Technicians) within the team e.g. goal setting and performance of the Operators, and hiring of new technicians

-          Supervise the planning of the day-to-day tasks of the Operators

-          Provide guidance to and assist in developing staff and foster career opportunities

-          Continuous improvement of group related processes


  • Experience in mentoring peers or new employees
  • Flexible working attitude, a can-do mentality and the ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a matrix team are equally important as independent planning and execution of tasks
  • Strong focus on commitments and timelines
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities to provide, mentoring and training to the team
Education:                  BSc or equivalent level
Languages:                 English and preferably also Dutch
Specific Knowledge:  Scientific Organizational skills
Experience:                 Minimally five years’ experience as Technician or comparable level
Other:                          Management skills, communication skills

What’s in it for you…?

“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”

As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  

We take your career seriously.

As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.

Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
Job Function
Requisition ID