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Johnson & Johnson

NL - Pharmaceutical Operator

Posted Nov 12, 2021
Job ID: JJJP00008765
1 year
(Dec 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Johnson & Johnson Worksense (via Randstad Sourceright) is responsible for finding, engaging and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.

Would you like to be directly involved in the fight against global disease and pandemics? Then keep reading!


Introduction of company and department:

Drug Substance Operations (DSO) has a GMP manufacturing facility at the Bioscience park in Leiden where we proudly produce groundbreaking medicines against diseases that have a global impact, such as HIV, RSV and Ebola. This is the place where we first produced the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine material that was developed in-house by Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. and used to combat the global pandemic.

DSO is the department where Clinical Trial Material (CTM) is produced for new cutting edge vaccines that are in clinical testing Phases 1 to 3. The DSO production process is at pilot scale (50L) under GMP conditions and is executed by two main teams. Upstream processing is performed by the I-team and downstream processing by the D-team. Each team consists of about eleven diverse persons led by a Supervisor. In our department a position is available for a DSP Operator that will be trained to perform the production of batches of CTM vaccines.


Responsibilities and Duties:

The DSP Operator is primarily responsible for: 

  • The cGMP production of CTM material, as requested by the organisation. 
  • Apart from production operations you will be updating documentation.
  • Be responsible for predefined process steps (Bioreactor process, Clarification, UFDF, AEX) and the state of related equipment. 
  • Next to these core tasks small improvements and innovative projects will be a stable part of your daily work package. We constantly strive for improvement using Process Excellence tools such as "Lean Manufacturing". 
  • You will also be asked to do data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks. 
  • As the job entails team work within a diverse and global organisation, we require good communications skills in English.



  • Quality is always the main goal for you, and Efficiency a close second.
  • Initiative, you seek out potential solutions yourself.
  • You strive for full customer satisfaction. What is asked you deliver with the required quality within the agreed timeframe.
  • Operational troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Persevering, you see projects to their end and can find your own way around obstacles.
  • Innovative thinker, able to think up new insights for old problems.
  • Interpersonal skills, able to provide and receive feedback in a constructive way. You make yourself part of discussions and help transform these into positive actions.
  • Flexible, you are willing to adapt your planning to help tackle problems for the organisation.


  • Minimum completed MBO (level 4) or (maximum) HBO degree, preferably in Microbiology/Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • 2 years (or more) experience with cGMP manufacturing is a requirement.
  • Able to converse and write effectively in technical English.
  • Experience as (process) technician or equivalent in life science or pilot plant operations in a cGMP environment is preferred.



We work office hours, though we ask that you perform some (about 2-3 hours) monitoring work on 2 to 3 weekend days per quarter. These days are planned in advance.

Our company offers a competitive salaryand benefits. Are you our perfect candidate and ready to take this step in your career? Help us to get these vaccines on the market and be part of this outstanding opportunity!



  • You will work on-site in Leiden.
  • This is a contracting position, with the possibility of an extension after the end date. You will receive a contract via our partner YACHT. They can offer you a contract for the duration of the assignment at J&J, a one year contract or a freelance contract (ZZP).

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