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Johnson & Johnson

Laboratory Scientist

Posted May 16, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015309
1 year
(Jun 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Location: Beerse, Belgium

Duration: initial until the 31st of December 2023

Hours: 32h - 40h 

Onsite way of work      

Imagine your next role as a Laboratory Scientist who will work at the Small Molecule Method Development department in Beerse, Belgium, and will be responsible for  Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS UHPLC) for peptide/oligonucleotide portfolio

About the department

Small Molecule Method Development (SMMD) is a department within Discovery and Manufacturing Sciences (DPDS) / Chemical and Pharmaceutical Development and Supply (CPDS). The department is responsible for Small Molecule Method Development, Method Validation, Method Transfer, and support. 

This includes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Drug Products, Chemical Raw Materials, Starting Materials, Intermediates, and In-Process Controls from early development through the lifecycle of commercial products. We also provide analytical support for all regulatory filings (CTA/IND, NDA/MAA, Post Approval Submissions), Inspections, and investigations. As well as focused analytical base business support for the Small Molecule (SM) R&D and Manufacturing product portfolio. Finally, we provide development and implementation of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) / New Innovative Analytical Technology Platforms for Small Molecules and Cleaning Validation.


  • You are responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of the analytical experimental work (method development, validation, transfer) the main part of this experimental work focuses on analytical methods for assay/purity, content uniformity, ID, moisture, and solvents

  •  You independently lead multiple assigned projects: establish priorities, checkpoints, and time frames in line with the project- and team objectives/deliverables

  • You will collaborate closely with colleagues from analytical, API, and Drug product development

  • You advise and inform management and stakeholders of technical requirements, about potential scientific challenges and risks, prioritization or resource conflicts and make suggestions to resolve or mitigate these

  • You initiate ideas to improve the support and efficiency of the analytical method development/validation/transfer activities for the R&D peptide and oligonucleotide portfolio

  • You act as a scientific coach for junior staff members

  • You ensure that applicable guidelines, established operating procedures and, safety regulations adhering to company work standards are being followed

  • You author and review technical reports, protocols, and standard operating

  • procedures

  • You maintain knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ICH Guidelines

To be successful in this role you have:

  • You hold an advanced scientific degree (Ph.D.) in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, or related science or a Masters's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related scientific field, with at least 2 years of relevant experience

  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in developing/validating and transferring analytical methods in support of the R&D project portfolio with a major focus on techniques such as Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC),  Mass Spectrometry (Single Quad) are required. 

  • Experience in data handling systems like empower and open lab is preferred

  • Knowledge and/or experience with oligonucleotide/oligopeptide synthesis processes and drug formulation processes are preferred.

  • You can work independently, though you are also an excellent collaborator and like to work in multidisciplinary, inter-departmental, and cultural divers. context

  • You can oversee projects in a professional way with respect to deadlines and with a good sense of urgency

  • You ensure high scientific quality standards for experiments and take on responsibility for these experiments

  • You are a prudent risk-taker, who thinks of innovative and creative solutions


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate & a supportive working environment. This contract will run initially for 12 months.

You will contribute to our mission to continue to bring transformational new medicines to patients for a world without disease.

You will be part of a motivated and experienced research team in an innovative working environment

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 

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:  katerina.alikaridou@randstadsourceright.nl

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 in the Netherlands are 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.

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