Principal Scientist USP

Leiden | Principal Scientist USP | USP | Tech Transfer | Process Improvement | COVID-19 | 1043196

Your new role
We are currently searching for a Principal Scientist USP to join the USP department at Janssen Vaccines. The USP department is responsible for both early and late stage development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production processes for viral vaccines using mammalian cell lines as production platforms. New technologies are used to ensure production is safe, reliable and scalable and cost effective to make sure vaccines are produced in large quantities at low costs. In close collaboration with various departments, the developed production processes are transferred into GMP facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production. Within the USP department, a lab team is responsible for performing all hands-on experimental activities, data processing and documentation, whereas a team of scientists are responsible for overall scientific approach and progress within their projects. Currently they USP department are focused on developing robust manufacturing process of COVID-19 and RSV vaccines and transferring the technology to multiple production facilities. In order to support these activities, Janssen Vaccines are looking for an experienced scientist or principal scientist.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include, but are not limited to:
  • Leads teams of motivated process developers
  • Develops and executes USP early- and late-stage development and tech transfer strategies
  • Creates and manages research plans with greater complexity in the delivery of business results
  • Represents USP in multidisciplinary project team(s)
  • Acts as senior author in the preparation of presentations, technical reports, documents for regulatory filing and patents
  • Applies the latest technological innovations into the daily work. One of the major innovations currently explored is modeling, data science and statistical analysis applied to bioprocessing

What you'll need to succeed
The right candidate will hold a PhD degree in biopharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, engineering or related area. At least 6 years’ experience of late-stage biopharmaceutical experience gained from industry. Technical knowledge on bioreactor process technology, ideally for R&D and/or commercial GMP purposes. Experience with two or more of the following: life cycle process validation; regulatory submission writing; process improvements; technology transfer; manufacturing support; people management. The ideal candidate will have strong industrial experience.

Your new company
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, formerly Crucell, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases. In the Janssen organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. To strengthen the team, Janssen is continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value.

What you'll get in return
Hays Detachering | This is a project that will start with a contract for x months through Hays. Extension to stay within the department is anticipated. At this position, you will get a competitive salary and your travel expenses are covered. Visa sponsorship cannot be provided.

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Job type
Scientific and R&D
Life Sciences
Competitive Salary + Travel Expenses covered

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Eibhlin Hanlon, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Amsterdam
Hays Amsterdam, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 210

Telephone: 0615868143

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