Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., previously Crucell, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.
In the Analytical Development (AD) Department, we are responsible for the development and validation of methods for QC release and stability testing, and product and process characterization of our Vaccine products. In addition, AD leads setting specifications and defining product control strategies and is accountable for product comparability. As (Associate) Scientific Director Release Sciences you are the scientific lead accountable for overseeing all release data related to platform and the testing strategies of our adenoviral vector-based vaccine platform. You provide content knowledge for the platform testing strategies and are driving improvements to this platform. You will work closely together with the Analytical Development project managers (Integrators) for the various vaccine development projects and other functions within and outside AD and are reporting into the Head of the Analytical Integrators.
Responsibilities and duties
The Scientific Lead Release Sciences has a key role and is very visible both within as outside the department. He or she is involved in all aspects of the release, stability and characterization testing strategies of our adenoviral vector-based platform and has interactions with various functionsand senior management. The role has the following responsibilities and duties:
The candidate should have scientific attitude, a proven experience of 5-10 years in a biopharmaceutical drug development environment, and broad understanding of functions involved in drug development/commercialization process, GMP and regulatory process experience is required. In particular the following:
The candidate should have the following skills:
The candidate has preferably a master’s/PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or equivalent life sciences degree and speaks proficient English. The ability to speak Dutch is a plus.
We are looking forward to seeing your application.