Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior scientist

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905758752W

Job Scope


• Contributes to defining scientific strategy for a program/project/technology or department

• Creates and manages multiple complex research plans that result in the accomplishment of multiple business objectives

People Development/Degree of Supervision

• May have indirect or direct people management responsibility internally and externally (e.g. outsourced, working with external partners, etc.) or lead as an individual contributor

• Typically works under indirect supervision with a high level of autonomy and some decision making


• Leads the analysis of highly complex issues in a technical area and establishes resolutions/ decision points in a given program/project

• Identifies novel scenarios and nascent scientific/technical opportunities in a specific scientific area

• Seeks to contribute to improving business/work processes to identify and enable scientists to cultivate new scientific insights

Nature of Communication

• Communicates overall strategy of the projects to others

• Acts as lead functional/technical member of the project with frequent interaction with senior internal and external colleagues/partners


Key Responsibilities

Operations Management

• Directs the implementation of template validation plans and reports

• Ensures that all necessary procedures are followed and compliance with local and country guidelines and regulations for successful method validations

Information Management and Communication

• Acts as the senior author in the preparation of presentations, documents for regulatory filing, patents, scientific publications and journals

• Leads the proper documentation of method validations

• Reviews and monitors data management process to ensure that records are properly stored

Program/Project Management

• Leads execution of scientific endeavors and advances scientific projects based on results

• Uses emerging developments in relevant scientific fields to generate new research ideas and initiatives

• Influences internal collaboration for multi-year projects across multiple disciplines



Education and Experience Guidelines

• Typically will have a Ph.D. degree with post-doctoral experience and 5-12 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry

Method validation expert

Experienced in one or more of the following techniques: cell-based assays, ELISA or other quantitative binding assays and/ or qPCR

Interpersonal skills - good command of speaking and writing of country languages and English, ability to communicate effectively with investigational site staff, team members and functional manager.


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