Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Scientist MST

Beerse, Belgium
R&D Engineering (R&D)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905762168W

The Manufacturing Scientist/Engineer is responsible for successful introduction and follow-up of clinical manufacturing activities in the Drug Product (DP)-Pilot Plant (PP), being the PP-representative in the drug product development teams. The scientist/engineer supports process development, plant introduction, scale-up & tech-transfer of DP processes from DPDS to JSC from a (clinical) manufacturing perspective.

  • Representative from the Clinical supply chain (CSC) organisation in the Drug Product Development project team, ensuring E2E risk management in support of robust process development and successful clinical manufacturing.
  • Accountable for successful introduction of clinical manufacturing activities in the Pilot Plant, acting as a receiving partner for the DP development team
  • Follow up on the progress of the project together with the Drug Product Development organisation to assure timely readiness of installation at receiving site.
  • Start from the detailed knowledge of the equipment and the processes during development to deliver DPDS design inputs for the receiving commercial site (URS and process requirements)
  • Establish manufacturing Sciences expertise for different equipment platforms, in a cross-functional collaboration with DPD and PAT-experts. This includes the development and implementation of new technologies/processes/PAT applications (within the global network of Drug Product Pilot Plants)
  • Act as System Matter Expert from a PP/Manufacturing perspective, covering multiple equipment platforms
  • Support External Supply Integration of clinical manufacturing from an MST perspective when needed.

Activities include:

  • Provide manufacturing sciences expertise to the Drug Product Development teams.
  • Tech Transfer support: commercial plant readiness for registration, launch and commercial production, incl. DoE & Scale-up support.
  • Concept, Design, Installation and Implementation of new equipment and PAT applications
  • Support optimizations and / or changes to existing equipment to improve Pilot Plants’ capability and/or capacity.

  • Preferably (bio)chemical or mechanical engineering degree or equivalent with at least 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical development/engineering area.
  • Knowledge of oral solid dosage, liquid and/or parenteral products, processes and technologies: conventional technologies as well as innovative technologies like spray drying, extrusion, nanomilling, continuous manufacturing, PAT…
  • Knowledge of process modeling to support scale- up and transfer of processes.
  • Knowledge on risk management
  • Broad technical background (electrical, pneumatic, mechanics, HVAC,…)
  • Basic knowledge of qualification, validation and change management systems in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
  • Able to work in highly regulated environment (FDA/J&J standards and guidelines, general GMP guidelines)
  • Builds or possesses an excellent internal and external network of manufacturing sciences, engineering and development specialists
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in a global environment
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Willing to learn Dutch
  • Willing to travel (up to 30%)
Location: Beerse

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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