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Automation Team Lead - Analytical Development, Associate Director

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 3210181001

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Associate Director, located in Malvern, PA.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.  
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.
We are seeking a highly energetic, technically savvy, strategic manager to establish and lead an automation team supporting potency assays, separation assays, and characterization assays.  Some of the types of methods we are looking drive enhancements and integrate the use of automation into include, but are not limited to cell-based, ELISA, PCR, CE-SDS, and peptide mapping.   The manager will be responsible for developing/implementing automation and/or informatics solutions to increase efficiency across the R&D and QC analytical labs. Primary responsibilities for the automation manager are:
  • Supervising a team of analytical scientists in a GMP QC laboratory environment
  • Creating a strategic vision for the automation team in support of R&D/QC requirements
  • Mapping short term and long term automation activities and CapEx requirements
  • Managing and prioritizing requests for automation in support of new programs and commercial lifecycle support
  • Troubleshooting automation issues and technically supporting investigations
  • Support methods development, qualification, validation and transfer activities, which include authoring protocols and reports.
  • Ensure laboratory notebooks are maintained in a GMP compliant manner
  • Ensure data integrity through the accurate and timely data capture and entry into appropriate systems (e.g. LIMS).  Ensure the maintenance of detailed records in compliance with applicable cGMP, safety, and environmental requirements
  • Interface with QA and regulatory agencies during audits, as needed

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology or equivalent with 6 years of experience working in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company; M.S. with 10 years or a B.S. with at least 12 years is required
  • Experience with a variety of plate-based automation tools (ie: TECAN, BioMek, Hamilton) is preferred
  • Programing knowledge for the creation of new automated methods and to aid in troubleshooting scripts is preferred
  • Experience in designing and implementing automated laboratory workflows and high throughput analytical methods is required (ie: instrument configuration, method programming, and integration of various peripherals from third party suppliers)
  • Experience using and troubleshooting liquid handling automation equipment is required
  • A proficient understanding and application of programming concepts utilized in laboratory automation or various programming languages is preferred
  • Ability to identify problems and design solutions for laboratory and informatics workflows is preferred
  • Broad knowledge of commercially available automation solutions and vendor and experience with evaluating and implementing new and novel technologies is preferred
  • Ability to configure integrated automated solutions using laboratory instrumentation and electronic systems (e.g. LIMS, Electronic Lab Notebook) is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of biological analytical techniques is preferred (ie: cell culture, FACS, ELISA, PCR, CE-SDS, peptide mapping)  and experience with analytical method development for these types of platforms is preferred
  • People management and leadership experience is required

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Malvern
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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