Johnson & Johnson Careers


Oberdorf, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905747221W

"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.

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of technology, devices, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Our broad array of inspired, innovative and high-quality offerings help advance the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

Based on our site in Oberdorf we are looking for a highly committed Microbiologist 100%

  • Establish and maintain procedures, tools and methodologies to cover the Environmental Monitoring (clean room, product, water monitoring) and Contamination Control programs 
  • Perform risk assessments from a contamination control perspective
  • Provide guidance and training to personnel to ensure Environmental Monitoring program requirements are met
  •  Provide guidance and training to plant personnel and operators, as required, ensuring good manufacturing and good documentation practices 
  • Working with Management and Quality department to establish plant specific environmental monitoring requirements
  • Provide input on design of manufacturing processes, controlled environments and finishing lines, including cleaning, to ensure their efficacy, for obtaining clean and safe products
  • Provide input on design of systems to generate purified water
  • Support validations of processed Water, controlled environment (e.g. clean rooms) and finishing/cleaning processes
  • Maintain knowledge of FDA & ISO Environmental Monitoring and Product Cleanliness guidelines, as applicable
  • Perform compliance tasks (CAPA, Nonconformances, Audit Observations) and support internal and external audits (Tüv, FDA, CFDA, etc.) 
  • Conduct technical assessments of contract laboratories and critical suppliers
  • Support Gamma sterilization validations, approve sterilizations certificates and conduct monitoring programs (product bioburden monitoring on sterile-packaged devices, dose audit program)
  • Travel up to 30% to other production sites (all DACH Synthes sites) with main location Oberdorf, CH

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Microbiology or similar Work experience in the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry is a must
  • Experience in environmental monitoring program and investigations is an advantage
  • Knowledge in associated regulations such as US FDA (QSR) regulations, Canadian Medical Device Regulation (CMDR), Medical Device Directive (MDD), ISO13485, ISO 14971 and ISO 9001 is preferred
  • Strong knowledge in government regulations and industry guidelines for environmental monitoring (i.e. ISO/EN/AAMI standards) and microbiological control of medical devices is preferred
  • This position requires the ability to interact with managers at all levels as well as personnel at the operating unit level
  • The ability to work in cross-functional groups, in an environment that embraces teamwork
  • Business fluency in German and English

If you feel attracted by this challenge and want to be part of a successful and growing organization, then please send us your online application (CV, Motivation Letter, Working References etc.) 

Primary Location
Synthes GmbH (7111)
Job Function
Requisition ID