Senior Associate Scientist, Purification Process Development

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Spring House, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3180170224-en-us

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for an Senior Associate Scientist, located in Spring House, PA.
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The candidate for this position will lead and perform downstream process development for viral based products such as gene therapy and vaccines within the API-Large Molecule group in Spring House, PA.  The candidate’s primary responsibilities will include:
  • Leading and participating in the design of experiments, executing the planned experiments, and optimizing purification process steps, and data analysis for early and late stage projects
  • Lead design and execution of the development studies to identify and determine process parameter ranges for purification process steps
  • Provide technical leadership to others and make decisions to set directon for the project
  • Take a lead role to transfer process from development to GMP clinical and commercial manufacturing
  • Record and analyze experimental data, verify data integrity and accuracy, and report/summarize findings to the project team, and also write technical documents
  • Work in a team environment as well as contributing individually to meet project timeline and objectives

  • An MS in Chemical Engineering or Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with at least 3 years of relevant experience OR a BS in Chemical Engineering or Biological Sciences or Biochemistry and with at least 5 years of relevant experience is required
  • Broad knowledge in purification process development and hands-on experience in one or more of the purification process development steps – cell recovery, chromatography operations, and UF/DF is required
  • Previous experience in scale-up and transfer of a purification process to clinical and commercial GMP manufacturing is required
  • Familiarity with process development of viral based products is preferred
  • Familiarity with and hands-on experience with analytical methods typically used in the manufacture and characterization of recombinant proteins is preferred
  • Experience maintaining written records of work in the form of laboratory notebooks (paper or electronic) is required
  • The ability to report data, present findings to management is required
  • Experience with team-based collaborations is required
  • Occasional weekend work is required

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
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