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Laboratory Head (Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Development)

Job Description

Introduction of company and team:

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. We are dedicated to bringing life-saving innovation to global health.

Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases. With the leading R&D group within the Dutch pharmaceutical industry, we are in an outstanding position to commercialize several vaccines in the near future.


The Analytical Development (AD) is responsible for product analysis and developing methods to characterize our vaccines. Together, we use, biological, molecular, chemical and biophysical and analytical technologies to assess quantity, potency, purity, and identity characteristics of our products. We have a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit and process development.

Job description:

We are looking for a motivated lab head (level: Senior Associate Scientist) who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Has strong capabilities to collaborate across multiple disciplines and departments.

  • Takes ownership of the lab activities, making sure standard operating procedures are followed, trained, and taught.

  • Leading role in continues improvement projects for an efficient lab organization.

  • Being a bridge between global lab management and the AD labs

  • Has experience with general lab equipment such as pipettes, balances, freezers, etc.

  • Has some experience with performing analysis with technologies such as PCR, ELISA, LC, CE, etc..

  • Has a critical attitude towards handling of biologically active substances


The suitable candidate will have an HLO (Bachelors) in analytical chemistry or a related field with relevant working experience (3 - 5 years). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in a (ML-2) laboratory is required. Experience with GMP is considered advantageous. You communicate clearly and timely with, your peers, involved parties, and your manager. Importantly, you have a critical attitude and value accuracy in the execution of your work and that of others. You enjoy working in a team and likes to get the lab to the next quality level for efficient analytical development. We value an ethical working environment, as described in our Credo, where trust, diversity and inclusion are fundamental for success.

Our company offers a broad range of benefits, as well as flexible hours and home office possibilities. Are you our perfect candidate and ready to take this step in your career? Help us to get these vaccines on the market and be part of our outstanding team!

Location: Leiden

Hours: 32- 40

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden-
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
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