associate scientist qc microbiology // johnson & johnson in Bern

Marina Suter, Randstad JnJ Bern
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marina suter, randstad jnj bern
031 980 62 76

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Caring for the world … one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that is anchored in the internationally applicable Credo. 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 140,000 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. The Bern site, with its approx. 600 people of over 25 nationalities, acts as a center of expertise for development and manufacturing of innovative cell based viral- and bacterial vaccines and bacterial based therapeutic products.

Main Responsibilities:

After the respective trainings, you are expected to coordinate and conduct microbiological and analytical testing on raw materials, products and various other samples

  • Responsible for performing various microbial testing according to internal and/or regulatory (EP, USP, ISO, other) standards for QC testing (sterility, bioburden, endotoxin, growth promotion, etc.)
  • Responsible for performing environmental monitoring tests (air-, surface- and water-monitoring samples)
  • Responsible for release, in-process control and stability testing
  • Responsible for writing and conducting study plans and method verification work, when the need arises
  • Maintain current laboratory equipment and operates analytical and other instruments
  • Perform laboratory duties to support department objectives
  • Supports the Quality Control department in internal and external audits and requests
  • Responsible for compliance with Quality goals for this position
  • Provide support to analytical development, process development and other stakeholders when the need arises


Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor or Master's level University/Higher educational degree in a LifeScience discipline
  • Work experience in Pharma, Biotech or Vaccines industry is a plus
  • GMP experience is a plus
  • Experience in method validations and verifications and equipment qualification
  • Good writing skills for scientifically sound technical documents, instructions, and reports
  • Self-dependent way of working and taking ownership of assigned task to plan and deliver according agreed timelines
  • Preferably familiar with compendial testing and related industry guidelines
  • Demonstrate innovative spirit, strong interpersonal skills and project management abilities
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment according to tight and challenging timelines
  • Team player
  • Good English and German communication (verbal & written)

This job based in Bern, Switzerland will initially be limited to approx. 12 months. If you are interested in working with a global leading pharmaceutical company in a dynamic, progressive, and collaborative environment, then send us your application today. Or give us a call if you have any questions!

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