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Johnson & Johnson

Technical Scientist - Janssen, Cork

Posted Jul 11, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011661
Cork, County Cork
39 hrs/week
Payrate range
28 - 30 €/hr

Technical Scientist - (BioTherapeutics Development & Supply API)

Location: Janssen Sciences, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland

Hybrid role (3 days onsite and 2 days remote working)

12 month contract (Maternity Leave) to start ASAP

The Company:

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100-acre site with an investment of €500 million. For more than 25 years we have been a global
leader in the field of biomedicines, particularly in ground-breaking monoclonal antibody technology, an approach to producing medicines that launched a new generation of products to treat immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and plaque

The facility in Ringaskiddy is fully operational and currently expanding its operations to continue focusing on producing biomedicines for both the treatment of immune related diseases and new and creative cancer treatments.

The Role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Scientist to join our BioTherapeutics Development & Supply (BTDS) API team in Cork. This role will support development projects and manufacturing operations at JSI and be responsible for leading or supporting Process Development, Technical Transfer, Process Validation, Manufacturing investigations, Life Cycle Management and Health Authority Inspections.

What you're great at:

Strong scientific background including experience of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

  • Excellent collaboration & communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience of root cause problem solving and process optimization skills.
  • Excellent team player with strong customer focus.


As an Technical Scientist your typical day may include:

Supporting early and late phase Technical Transfer activities through generation of protocols/reports, technical writing, execution of laboratory scale studies and participation in manufacturing operations and NPI initiatives. 

Supporting early and late phase product development activities through generation of protocols/reports, execution of laboratory scale studies and participation in Lean Early Development initiatives as required. 

Supporting process fit to plant during early and late stages of development to provide guidance to both development and manufacturing teams. 

Supporting man in plant by providing support during manufacturing campaigns for new products or during process validation campaigns.

Providing expertise to development teams on manufacturing facility design and capabilities, scale-up considerations and GMP operations. 

Partnering with Project Teams to provide input, review and approval support for BLA submissions.

Participating in cross-functional project teams.

Interpreting project plans and timelines for CMC projects, and schedule work and experiments to meet these goals.

Assisting in manufacturing investigations as required, in particular event, deviations and CAPAs, to help meet product release specifications and timelines.

Executing experimental plans and protocols to support product life-cycle improvements, process validation requirements, technical transfer projects and development activities as required. 

Fostering a culture of Lean and Continuous improvement within the department and with internal and external partners.

To be part of this high performing team you will have:

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Pharmacy or related scientific field is required, advanced degree is preferred.

2+ years experience within a regulated biologics or pharma industry

Biological process development or commercial manufacturing experience, either cell culture and/or purification.

Excellent communication, skills, both oral and written. 

Capable of planning and executing experiments or projects steps with some supervision. 

Ability to work well in a team environment, strong collaboration skills and flexibility. 

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in project priorities and requirements. 

Acute attention to detail

A focus on patients and customers at all times

In Return:

In return for this role you will receive a very competitive hourly rate. A minimum 12 month contract & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader within the Pharmaceutical sector, Johnson & Johnson. 

Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • 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 are interested in this role please apply now! Make sure you fill out your application in full, your personal CV will be used for the recruiter’s reference only, they are not sent to Hiring Managers. Ensure all relevant information is included in your application! 

Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving your application. 


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: Trish.Delaney@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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