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Assistant Scientist, CAR-T Manufacturing (1 of 3)

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 5127180305

Janssen Research & Development, LLC., a Johnson and Johnson Company is hiring an Assistant Scientist to join the manufacturing operations team responsible for production of autologous CAR-t products for Phase 1/2a clinical trials.  The position is based 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 manufacturing operations team responsible for production of autologous CAR-T products for Phase 1/2a clinical trials.   The primary responsibilities for this role are:
  • Perform process unit operations according to standard operating procedures and batch records. 
  • Participate in tech transfer of the process from the development lab to cGMP facility, qualification, and validation of the facility and equipment. 
  • Draft standard operating procedures and batch records. 
  • Work with Process Development team and Quality organization to successfully transfer process to cGMP facility to manufacture products. 
  •  Perform tasks in a manner consistent with the safety policies, quality systems and cGMP requirement.
  • Other duties will be assigned, as necessary. Occasional weekend work is required.

  • BS Degree in Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and approximately 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience OR an Associate Degree with at least 2 years for relevant work experience OR high school diploma with at least 4 years of relevant experience is required
  • Experience in the following areas is preferred: 
    • Aseptic processing in ISO 5 clean room and biosafety cabinets
    • Cell expansion using single-use vessels and cell washing processes using automated equipment
    • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and FDA guidance related to manufacturing of cell based products
    • Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and must be able to stand for a long period of time
    • Ability to pay attention to details and follow the procedures
    • Ability to handle human derived materials in BSL-2 containment areas
  • The candidate must be highly organized and capable of working in a team environment with a positive attitude under some supervision. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required. 
  • The successful candidate must maintain written records of work in the form of notebooks, technical reports and protocols.
  • Ability to summarize and present results, and experience with team-based collaborations is a must. 
  • This role requires occasional weekend work. 

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