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Johnson & Johnson

Associate Scientist - Cork

Posted May 5, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015206
Cork, County Cork
1 year
(Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 9, 2024)
39 hrs/week
Payrate range

Characterisation Associate Scientist

Location: Cork

Duration: 12 months

Hours: 39 hours per week, core hours 10am - 3pm 

Imagine your next project as a Characterisation Associate Scientist, working at the forefront of cutting edge work and technology with one of the leading Pharmaceutical companies in the world! The position is in the BioTherapeutics Analytical Development (BioTD AD) a department within Discovery, Product Development and Supply (DPDS), within Janssen R&D, located at Cork.

roles and responsibilities

BioTD AD Cork is a centralized group responsible for the clinical release and stability management, analytical method transfer, new technology introduction, troubleshooting and investigation management. The team is actively involved in the development, transfer and validation of analytical methods supporting the clinical product lifecycle across the various therapeutic areas - immunology, oncology, cardiovascular, gene therapy, neuroscience and infectious diseases. This will involve: 

  • Operate various biophysical instruments including CD, DSC, AUC, DLS and SEC-MALS, etc.

  • Work closely with colleagues to characterize the impact of post translational modifications on protein higher order structures.

  • Perform analytical testing for the Characterisation Team in BTDS AD Cork in line with the above-mentioned techniques including all peripheral activities (i.e., solution prep)

  • Perform data review, interpretation, and trending of Characterisation data

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

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

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

  • Participate/Lead in Laboratory investigations as applicable 

  • Escalation of Laboratory issues to team lead in a timely fashion

  • Perform other duties as designated by Team Lead                                          

  • Take an active role in Continuous Improvement, identify and drive improvement initiatives in line with Laboratory CI Team.

  • Contribute to IND, IMPD, BLA, and other regulatory filings.

how to succeed

The successful candidate will be eager to learn and progress. You will also bring:

  • A BSc, MSc or PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or a related scientific field.

  • Customer focus and result driven.

  • Analytical skills required to troubleshoot laboratory issues. 

  • Efficient and flexible.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Ability to work well within team structures and provide leadership as required.


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for a 12 month period.

you are welcome here

Janssen 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, LTD & Umbrella options are available. 


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: simone.strong@randstadsourceright.co.uk

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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