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Associate Scientist (Sample Management) - Graduates welcome

Posted Mar 3, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014701
Cork, County Cork
1 year
39 hrs/week
Payrate range

Associate Scientist (Sample Management) 

Location: Cork, Ireland (onsite working)

Duration: 12 months 

Hours: 39

Pay rate range: Depending on experience

Imagine your next project working as part of the global BioTherapeutics Development & Supply, Analytical Development group. The department is responsible for Clinical Release and Stability Testing for Drug Substance and Drug Product, and Stability Lifecycle management.

roles and responsibilities

Sample Management, primarily responsible for Clinical Release, Stability and Reference Material.

This will involve: 

  • Responsible for coordinating activities in relation to laboratory batch release.

  • Responsible for coordinating activities in relation to clinical reference materials.

  • Responsible for coordinating activities in relation to stability programs.

  • Daily management of the routine sample management operations/LIMS Stability Module.

  • Responsible for the management of stability inventory.

  • Ensure all activities follow SOP’s/WI’s and protocols where appropriate and are performed in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

  • Perform sample management activities according to local procedures and processes in a timely and organised fashion.

  • Organise stability inventory and maintain stability chambers.

  • Coordinate receipt and distribution of samples throughout the laboratories.

  • Perform other duties as designated by Laboratory Management.                                          

  • Develop subject matter expertise in the assigned role.

  • Use of laboratory software such as LIMS, SAP, SDMS, Trackwise, etc.

  • Contribute to proper use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Record all laboratory data in accordance with cGMP and local procedures.

  • Perform data review.

  • Keep up to date with existing and new SOP’s and official documentation. 

  • Perform investigations, where required, for deviations, laboratory investigations etc.

  • Independently write/revise SOP’s or other official documentation and reports, when required.

  • Execute independently and/or as part of a team, assigned projects/tasks.Train/coach other/new personnel.

  • Lead/participate in lean innovation and continuous improvement projects

how to succeed

We will consider recent graduates who hold a 3rd level qualification in a science related discipline and have completed a placement within a laboratory surrounding and have a common knowledge of how a laboratory is run.

You will also bring:

  • Industry experience (GMP laboratory) is essential.

  • Knowledge of laboratory sample management and/or stability is preferred.

  • Experience with LIMS systems is desirable.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Good communication skills (written & verbal)

  • Ability to think logically, proactive approach, ability to work well within team structures and ability to work on their own initiative.


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for a minimum of 12 months and has a strong chance of extension.

you are welcome here

Johnson & Johnson is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about Janssen

Janssen is the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson - the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company. At Janssen, we bring together top scientists and researchers to pursue the most promising science and drive collaboration to create visionary medicines and healthcare solutions covering five priority therapeutic areas - Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience and Oncology. Contribute to the next pharmaceutical breakthrough with your next project at Janssen. 

Janssen UK: https://www.janssen.com/uk/

Janssen Ireland: https://www.janssen.com/ireland/

application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid. PAYE, Limited & Umbrella options are available. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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