Associate Scientist Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences

Werkgever CLS Services
Plaats Leiden
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Land Nederland
Dienstverband Voltijd (> 36 uur)
Contract Tijdelijk
Plaatsingsdatum maandag 16 april 2018

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CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, Janssen Biologics B.V., we are searching for an Associate Scientist Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences.

Company profile
Janssen Biologics creates, acquires and markets unique biopharmaceutical therapies. Their innovative products focus on the management of three major disease areas; cardiovascular, immunological disorders and cancer.
They strive to be a prominent company. Not only by the marketing of important new products. They also effectuate to increase the applications of their existing products. This means investing in the right research, forging the right business partnerships and hiring the right people to maintain the highest quality.
Janssen Biologics employees do make the difference. They thrive on challenge. They demand the best. And they take great pride that their products enhance the lives of patients all around the world.
With approximately 950 employees, Janssen Biologics is one of the largest companies in the Leiden region. And most likely one of the most interesting companies, as Janssen Biologics has a prominent position in the world of biotechnology. Janssen Biologics produces medicines. Not by traditional methods, but by using biopharmaceutical processes. These are new, extremely clean production methods delivering special medicines, with a world-wide indication.
Besides production, Janssen Biologics works hard on the development of new medicines. This is mainly done in the United States. The Leiden site and headquarters in the US, co-ordinate world-wide research into the effectiveness and the safety of the products.

the Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences (PDMS) Department executes in the application of broad technical expertise to the support of marketed products. Participates in multifunctional teams to drive solutions to commercial manufacturing problems and to drive process improvement, technology transfer, and process validation efforts.

Job description
As Associate Scientist you are responsible for the Upstream and Downstream processing technology. You execute assigned tasks and experiments and provide input in designing experiments to support commercial production. You also maintain current laboratory equipment and operate analytical and other instruments (bioreactors (5-10l) and small scale purification equipment). You are familiar with writing standard technical protocols and reports on request, you will adjust SOP’s, WI’s and BR’s. Finally, you will make recommendations to improve documentation and implement improvements.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a candidate with a B.Sc. or M.Sc., who has relevant experience in R&D or Product/Process Development or Manufacturing in a biopharmaceutical/biotechnological environment. You have experience with working within a cGMP manufacturing plant / pilot plant environment, strong technical orientation and in depth understanding of API large molecule manufacturing with a pragmatic attitude.
Good communication skills are essential, fluent in both Dutch (plus) and English (required), to support working in an international environment with infrequent contact in the United States, Ireland and Belgium as well as in Leiden.
You are highly results driven, with a focus on customer satisfaction and on-time completion of tasks.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:HBO/BSc. WO/MSc.
Employment terms:Full time highly preferred, for strong/experienced candidates 32 hours could be discussable. Longer-term possibilities anticipated.
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)31 (0)88 22 77 555


Opleiding WO
Ervaring Starter (0 - 3 jaar)


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For more information please contact Jan Paul Favier at +31 (0)31 (0)88 22 77 555


As a dynamic company CLS Services is dedicated to recruiting top level professionals in chemistry and life sciences. Clients appreciate our professionalism, flexibility and ability to come up with tailor-made solutions for any specialist function. Founders and directors Jan Paul Favier and René Kemps both have relevant technical backgrounds and extensive experience in high-level recruitment in the CLS Services sector. In short time we have built up an impressive track record and now serve multinationals as well as smaller and more specialized biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical and food companies.

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