Johnson & Johnson Careers

Technical Expert QC

Cork, Ireland
Quality Control

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905742243W

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Technical Expert QC - Bioassay


Janssen Sciences Ireland UC established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100 acre site with an investment of €500 million. For more than 25 years we have been a global leader in the field of biomedicines, in particular pioneering monoclonal antibody technology a cutting-edge approach to producing medicines that launched

a new generation of products to treat immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis.

The facility in Ringaskiddy is operational producing biomedicines for both the treatment of immune related diseases and new and innovative cancer treatments.

In 2017, Janssen Sciences Ireland UC announced that it is to invest more than €300 million in the expansion of its manufacturing plant that will create more than 200 new jobs.

Job description

The Technical Expert QC - Bioassay role is responsible for the following:  

•Subject matter expert for the analytical methods associated with process impurity and bioassay testing.

•Acknowledged expert in Lab systems, data analytics, automation and emerging technologies associated with process impurity and bioassay testing.

 Work with our Analytical Development Team to troubleshoot and optimize methods & techniques in relation to expertise area

Key job responsibilities:

          Supporting the QC Team Leader during day to day operations of area.

          Planning for and overseeing laboratory related projects e.g. analytical method transfers, equipment qualification, invalid assay and NC reduction initiatives etc.

          Supports the deployment of robotic technology for use in process impurity and bioassay methods.

          Identifying and proactively driving laboratory process improvements leading to improved efficiency &/or compliance within area.

          Acting as an SME during internal investigations, regulatory inspections & external technical discussions etc.

          Keeping up to date with analytical technology and regulatory / compliance trends.

          Develops training materials to enable sharing of knowledge within team

          Trains / mentors other analysts on specific laboratory processes and/or analytical technology.

          Leads investigations and troubleshooting related to process impurity and bioassay methods.

          Performs routine release test execution as required.

          Author, review and approve change controls, CAPAs, laboratory investigations, deviations, SOPS and work instructions, qualification protocol, reports etc

          Generates, reviews and approves analytical data associated with analytical method transfers and release testing.

          Supports the generation, review and approval of data required for regulatory filings.

          Provides superior technical support on specific analytical technology.

          Acting as designee for Team Lead and/or Manager.




          BSc Hons (or Higher) in a relevant Science discipline.

          4-6 years’ experience in a similar role within the biopharmaceutical industry

          Technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

          Advanced planning, scheduling and co-ordination skills.

          Excellent social and communication skills

          Self-driven and keeps up to date with regulatory, technical developments within the industry.

          Focus on patients and customers at all times.


          Prior experience of performing similar functions related to this role e.g., Analytical method transfers and co-validation, test investigations, testing, stakeholder management etc.

          Experienced in Bioassay related test methods e.g. Bioactivity, ELISA, HCP or DNA

          Experience with implementing and using TECAN robotic systems


          Strong Bioassay and Process Impurity testing background including a good understanding of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing and batch release processes.

          Experienced in equipment qualification, analytical method transfers, root cause problem solving and continuous improvement.

          A strong team player who is very customer focused, possesses excellent leadership and testing skills and both stakeholder and project management experience.

          Excellent communication, written and oral

          Acute attention to detail

Primary Location
Janssen R&D Ireland (7566)
Job Function
Quality Control
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