Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, 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 our organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. We are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden.
We are currently recruiting for a
Technical Integrator Drug Product Development
reporting directly to Head of Technical Integrators
The Drug Product Development (DPD) department consists of close to 100 colleagues spread between five teams that work closely together: Formulation Development (FD), Process Development (PD), Manufacturing (Mfg), Formulation Science & Technology (FST), and Technical Integrators (TI). The DPD department develops the bulk drug substance and drug product formulations, the aseptic compounding and fill/finish processes, and oversees DP manufacturing at fill/finish sites within and outside Janssen. The department is embedded in the broader Vaccine Process & Analytical Development (VPAD) organization and collaborates with the clinical (supply) and commercial supply teams to define the storage and distribution network, and to generate in-use stability data.
The role of the Drug Product Technical Integrator is divided into three main categories: i) drug product expert(ise), ii) strategist, iii) project leader. He/she is working as a core-team member representing DPD in global multi-disciplinary CMC project teams developing innovative transformational vaccines (e.g. COVID, HIV, RSV, influenza, Ebola, ExPEC, Staph. Aureus) with the potential to have a direct impact on global health. He/she leads a DPD sub-team(s) consisting of various functional experts and manages the DP project deliverables in an efficient manner. He/she is able to provide scientific and technical information to a broad range of stakeholders.
You will present the outcome of studies to local and global governance bodies and drive the short and long-term strategies benefiting our current and future vaccine portfolio. You will work closely together with local team members from DPD and the broader global development and supply chain organization. Based on your solid scientific and (project/people) managerial background, you take the lead in strategic discussions, investment discussions and provide risk-based solutions.
Key Performance Indicators
Specific professional/technical requirements
Education:Ph.D. is preferred (not mandatory) in a relevant discipline in biopharmaceutical sciences, engineering, biotechnology or analytical development.
Experience: When Ph.D., with at least 4+ years pharmaceutical industry experience, with a strong business background and good communication skills, preferably obtained within a biopharmaceutical drug development environment. Without Ph.D., a proven track record in the pharmaceutical industry is required. Familiarity with one or more of the following aspects of product development is a prerequisite: (vaccine) formulation, process and product, CMC regulatory filings, and transition from clinical to commercial supply. Preferably, the candidate has experience of managing cross-functional (global) teams. In addition, it is preferred that the candidate has a demonstrated record of scientific or program managerial accomplishments directed towards the discovery, development and launch of (vaccine) drug products.
Other: Pro-active, flexible, and enjoys working in a matrix environment. Scientific and technical background, in combination with project coordination and management, are key for this position.
What’s in it for you …?
As an employee, you are our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. As a member of a global team in an innovative environment, your development is key and is our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on-the-job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth. Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.Primary Location