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Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development

Associate Director, Cell Therapy Lab Automation

  • Titel Associate Director, Cell Therapy Lab Automation
  • Functie Discovery & Pre-Clinical/Clinical Development
  • Sub functie Biotherapeutics R&D
  • Categorie Senior Manager, Biotherapeutics R&D (PL8)
  • Locatie Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States; Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands; Cork, Ireland
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  • Referentie 2406182172W
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Janssen Research & Development, LLC. is recruiting for an Associate Director, Cell Therapy Laboratory Automation that can be based in Malvern, PA, Cork, Ireland, or Leiden, Netherlands.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at  https://www.jnj.com/ .

At Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Within J&J Research & Development, the Therapeutics Development & Supply (TDS) organization is responsible for the development, clinical supply, marketed product support, and life cycle management of Biotherapeutics. Within TDS, the Analytical Development (AD) Biologics group supports method development and validation, process and formulation development, release, and stability analytics via automated workflows.

The Analytical Laboratory Automation & Robotics team is expanding. We are in search of an Associate Director, Cell Therapy Laboratory Automation to lead design, development, and deployment of end-to-end laboratory automation systems for cell therapy product development & QC analytics.

You will leverage scientific and robotic systems expertise to lead the design and implementation of laboratory automation solutions for cell therapy analytics such as flow cytometry, antigen binding, molecular, cell-based, capillary electrophoresis, and chromatography. You will collaborate with the Assay Automation team, Engineering, Assay Development, Process Development, Data Science, IT, and end-users in order to deliver capacity, while reducing hands-on time, time-to-result, repetitive strain, and assay variability.

Your Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a team of laboratory automation engineer/scientists focused on delivering value through integrated automation solutions
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of hands free end-to-end analytical workcell solutions (Driven by control software such as Biosero Green Button Go®)
  • Collaborate with Assay Automation, Engineering, and Methods/Process Development to influence and align on system components or workflow orchestration across automation modules
  • Collaborate with Laboratory Operations, Data Science, and IT to drive automated data flow within automation solutions
  • Lead automated process/methods qualification, and operator training activities
  • Lead optimization of automated systems, expand capabilities, and support technical investigations
  • People and matrix team leadership, knowledge transfer, and cross-training
  • Occasionally consult on laboratory automation for partner teams throughout J&J


  • Ph.D./M.S./B.S. in Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Ph.D. with 8-10 years, M.S./B.S. with 14 or more years of laboratory automation experience is preferred
  • Experience leading a technical/scientific team with a proven track record of delivery
  • Experience leading development and implementation of automated laboratory workflows or high-throughput methods within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry; this includes systems configuration, liquid handling, and method programming.
  • Experience designing, programming, operating, and troubleshooting end-to-end integrated automation systems, such as Biosero, HighRes® Biosolutions, or Thermo Scientific™
  • Experience with device and data systems integration
  • Ability to identify/understand sophisticated customer needs, influence peers and organization, and help craft automated solutions for laboratory workflows
  • Experience leading evaluation and implementation of new and novel technologies
  • Experience with biological or biochemical assays; migration of bench techniques to automated systems
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills (both written and oral), with the ability to closely collaborate with scientists, vendors, and external teams
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with various programming languages, such as Python, Visual Basic, C, C++, etc.
  • Experience with analytical method development

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit  www.careers.jnj.com

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