associate scientist process development // johnson & johnson in Bern

Stephan Zoebeli, Randstad Inhouse Services J&J Zug
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stephan zoebeli, randstad inhouse services j&j zug
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Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. We have more than 260 operating companies in more than 60 countries employing approximately 134,000 people. Our worldwide headquarters is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Janssen Vaccines, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. We do this by discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing products that combat major threats to the health of people worldwide.For our young PD team in Bern we are looking for an open minded, motivated team player with a strong background in microbiology. As part of the USP Development & Investigation team you will be involved into characterization and development activities of API manufacturing processes from shake flask to 10L bench scale system.

Main Responsibilities

  • Achieve cost efficient API manufacturing processes through optimization, characterization, scale-up and validation work and provision of the required documentation according to GLP (Lab protocols, study plans, study reports, manufacturing protocols etc.)
  • Report and document in study reports
  • Works towards the identification, assessment and development of new scientific concepts and technologies
  • Participates continuous improvements in the development of new refined materials, processes, products and/or scientific procedures
  • Planning, writing and execution of studies for development activities utilizing advanced skills in QbD, DoE and data analysis to drive characterization studies and CMC enabling documentation
  • Participate in activities related to preparation of clinical research and reports and other documentation for internal use and regulatory submission
  • Support GMP activities during clinical trial manufacturing at pilot scale
  • Participate regular lab inspections to ensure safety at work


Who we are looking for

  • MSc/PhD level in Biotechnology / Biology / Microbiology
  • Work experience in the Pharmaceutical industry is a major plus
  • Hands-on experience with microbial preferably anaerobic fermentation at bench and pilot scale would be an asset
  • Experience with GMP/GLP regulations would be an asset
  • Strong communicator in German and English
  • Team player and communicative personality

This role based in Bern, Switzerland will initially be limited to approx. 12 months. If you are interested in working for a global leading health care company in a challenging role, then send us your application in English today. Or give us a call if you have any questions!