Associate Scientist DSP // Johnson & Johnson in Bern

Stephan Zoebeli, Randstad Inhouse Services J&J Zug
jetzt bewerben

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Stephan Zoebeli, Randstad Inhouse Services J&J Zug
058 231 57 94
jetzt bewerben


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 AG, 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 acts as a center of expertise for development and manufacturing of innovative cell based viral- and bacterial vaccines and is recently expanding its portfolio into bacterial based therapeutic products.

Main Responsibilities:

Purpose of the PositionThe Downstream Process (DSP) development department is developing, transferring and validating various purification strategies and processes for a vaccine candidate. The scope of this temporary associate scientist DSP position is to support the existing team in various areas of activities ranging from hands-on development work in the lab, to planning and report of the experimental results.

  • Plan, organize, perform and document experiments for the DSP development team
  • Contribute actively to process development and scale up activities
  • Execution of experimental packages, preparation of required materials (chromatographic columns, buffers, etc.), preparation of chromatography systems (Äkta Avant and Pilot)
  • Maintenance of technical equipment and tasks in lab organization according to 5S methodology.
  • Supporting the team and work collaboratively with internal colleagues
  • Stay up to date on novel technologies related to the work area
  • Implementation of new techniques and technologies


Who we are looking for:

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Biotechnology / Biology / Biochemistry / Process engineering
  • Practical experience in DSP process development & scale-up of biomolecules, preferably vaccines
  • Hands-on experience working with chromatography systems is essential.
  • Knowledge with DoE and statistical tools for study planning and data evaluation preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Team player and a personality with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Capacity to communicate fluently in English and preferably German
  • Experience with GMP or/and upstream processing would be an asset

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