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Scientist, Viral Vector Process Development

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4368180226

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Scientist, located in Spring House, 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.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The candidate for this position will join the team responsible for development and technology transfer of manufacturing processes of cell and gene therapy products. The primary responsibilities of this position are: 
  • Develop cell culture process for production of lentiviral vector.
  • Design and execute the cell cuture process experiments to develop and optimize the process conditions and parameters to produce lentiviral vector. This will include laboratory and pilot-scale scale bioreactors.
  • Design and execution of development studies to identify and determine appropriate ranges of (critical) process parameters for cell culture process.
  • The candidate will provide technical leadership to others and make decision to set directon for a project.  
  • The candidate is expected to work in a team environment as well as contributing individually to meet project timeline and objectives

  • A PhD in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry with relevant experience OR MS in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with at least 5 years of relevant experience OR a BS in  Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with at least 8 years of relevant experience is required
  • Previous experience in cell culture process development and scale-up for viral vector production is preferred
  • Previous experience in developing  procedures and transferring of the processes to cGMP facility is preferred
  • Familiarity with and hands-on experience with analytical methods typically used to characterize viral vectors are  preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with internal, and external partners is required
  • Experience maintaining written records of work in the form of laboratory notebooks (paper or electronic) is required
  • The ability to report data, present findings to management is required
  • Experience with team-based collaborations is required
  • Occasional weekend work is required

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