Senior Scientist Up Stream Processing (USP)
CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are searching for a Senior Scientist Up Stream Processing (USP) .
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is part of Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest and most respected health care companies in the world. We are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of novel vaccines to prevent some of the most devastating and complex infectious diseases. These range from respiratory infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pathogens of global concern such as Ebola and COVID-19.
In their organisation, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a #39;can do#39; state of mind are of crucial importance. They are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The USP department is responsible for early- as well as late-stage development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production processes for viral vaccines using mammalian cell lines as a production platform. Novel technologies are used to make sure that the processes are safe, reliable, scalable and cost-effective, so that the vaccines can be produced in large quantities at low costs. The developed production processes are transferred into GMP production facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production. This is done in close collaboration with many partners in Discovery, Development and Supply Chain in an international environment. 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 is responsible for the overall scientific approach and progress within our projects.
Would you like to be involved in the production of relevant vaccines? Do you have late-stage biopharmaceutical experience and coaching and leadership capabilities? Then we are looking for you!
The USP department is responsible for the development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production processes for viral vaccines. As Senior Scientist USP, your responsibilities are:
- Lead teams of motivated process developers;
- Develop and execute USP early- and late-stage development and tech transfer strategies;
- Create and manage research plans with greater complexity in the delivery of business results;
- Represent USP in multidisciplinary project team(s);
- Act as senior author in the preparation of presentations, technical reports, documents for regulatory filing and patents;
- Apply the latest technological innovations into the daily work. One of the major innovations currently explored is modelling, data management and statistical analysis applied to bioprocessing.
Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology or Engineering with at least 6 years of late-stage biopharmaceutical experience (of which at least some years in industry!). You have technical knowledge on bioreactor process technology; ideally for R&D and/or commercial (GMP) purposes and experience with two ore more of the following: life cycle process validation; regulatory submission writing; process improvements; technology transfer; manufacturing support.
We are looking for someone with coaching/leadership capabilities who is able to help the team make decisions and formulate priorities. Are you the experienced and trustworthy Senior Scientist we are looking for?
Additional vacancy information
Contract: Temporary contract with CLS Services
Terms: Project for at least 1 year with longer term possibilities. Full time preferred, 32 hours discussable.
Contactperson: Claudia Erwich-Faaij
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555