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Johnson & Johnson

Associate Scientist

Posted Jan 23, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014304
1 year
(Feb 15, 2023 - Mar 1, 2024)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Imagine your next role as an Associate Scientist who will be acquainted with the annual company and division goals and is aware of how he/she can influence these through his/her performance.

The Associate Scientist is a member of the Technical Operations (TO) Team with a dedicated focus on

⦁ New Product Introduction (NPI) / Life Cycle Management (LCM)

⦁ (Process) Validation

⦁ Process improvements

⦁ Standards and new technology deployment

roles and responsibilities

  • Contribute to LCM/New Technology Introduction for the Site

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert in USP and/or DSP for commercial manufacturing of pharmaceutical proteins and vaccines

  • Define (process) validation strategies.

  • Write and review (process) validation protocols and reports

  • Responsible that validation studies are executed conform to site standards and Johnson & Johnson guidelines and meet the quality requirements

  • Ensure integration of the global standards into local production processes

  • Act as the primary interface between the Leiden site Operations, Quality, BTDS departments, and the TO organization

  • Capable of supporting complex investigations and risk assessments

  • Act as SME during internal and external audits and inspections

  • Represent Leiden TO in global project teams.

how to succeed

The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS degree or equivalent in Science, Engineering, and Technical Subjects

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience OR 0-2 years with an advanced degree

  • Knowledge of and experience in a scientific or technical core area. Building knowledge and expertise in other technical and business disciplines.

  • Affinity with process (analytical) technology and digitalization of manufacturing

  • Delivers small local projects, regional project work streams, or departmental programs successfully under supervision. Selects applicable engineering/scientific tactics.

  • Proposes project and/or program goals and tactics. Assists in defining objectives to achieve targets on a team and/or individual level.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate in business and technical terms with equal effectiveness.

  • Works independently within scope, receiving general guidance.


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate, a hybrid way of working & a supportive working environment. This contract will run initially for one year.

you are welcome here

Janssen is an innovative pharmaceutical company: we work every day on the frontline of health innovation. We can only meet this challenge because of our talented employees. Working at Janssen means that you get every opportunity to optimally develop your career.

about Janssen Biologics

Janssen is the Pharmaceutical Company 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.

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. 


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact:

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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