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Johnson & Johnson


Posted May 12, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015282
High Wycombe, Hybrid
1 year
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Principal Scientist - R&D Stability – Life Cycle Management

Location: High Wycombe (Hybrid working)

Duration: 12 months

Hours: 37.5 

Pay rate range: £30 to £34.77

Imagine your next project, working in the position of a principal scientist, working within the analytical section and supporting marketed OTC products primarily within EMEA/APAC but also globally, providing guidance and support for developmental stability programs on changes to marketed products, technical transfers and change controls.

roles and responsibilities

The Analytical Lifecycle Management team is responsible for J&J OTC products worldwide. You will partner with cross functional peer groups and management in the planning and execution of project tasks within established timelines.

This will involve: 

  • Responsible for the development of stability strategy based on global regulatory requirements and internal procedures.

  • Facilitate execution of the established stability strategy across functional areas and across internal and external sites, including stability study and method transfer

  • Document technical assessments and justifications

  • Review technical (stability and transfer) protocols and reports

  • Perform statistical analysis of stability data.

  • Present and discuss stability strategy and report stability results to project teams, to management and to governance boards as required.

  • Participation and leadership in initiatives to improve cross-functional collaboration, process efficiency, cycle times and productivity is expected.

  • Support for method transfer, troubleshooting, gap assessments on analytical methods

  • Manage external laboratories for stability program and analytical method transfer

  • Support for regulatory submission

how to succeed

To be successful within Life Cycle management, you will have a minimum of 8 to 10 years experience in areas of stability, quality, regulatory, laboratory and/or R&D and in drug, device or biologics environments. Experience preparing stability protocols and stability reports and performing statistical analysis of stability data is highly preferred.  

You will also bring:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required.  A focused degree in Science or Engineering is preferred. 

  • Previous experience managing others is preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of GMPs, ICH, CFR, stability guidelines and requirements, latest regulatory trends and global regulation required.  

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  

  • Strong project management, coordination and multi-tasking skills required.     

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence people, work with cross-functional teams, manage multiple projects and complete tasks of various levels of complexity required.

  • Training and experience in Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement methodology are preferred.


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 Kenvue

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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 & 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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