associate scientist analytical development // johnson & johnson in bern

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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, 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.

Main Responsibilities

The Analytical Development (AD) Department is developing, transferring and validating various release, stability and product characterization test methods, performing required degradation, API stability, characterization and comparability studies.

The scope of this temporary AD Associate Scientist position is to support the existing Chemistry and Biophysics team in various areas of activities ranging from performing and optimizing current analytical methods as well as developing new analytical test procedures, independently and under supervision.

  • Perform and/or optimize chemical and biochemical methods using mainly RP-HPLC, HPLC-SEC, SEC-MALS, IC-PAD, IC-CD, GC-MS, LC-MS and CE. Target analytes include small molecules as well as proteins with posttranslational modifications
  • Improve existing test methods and propose/perform experiments for characterization/comparability studies
  • Write/update analytical test instructions and reports for the method in scope
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and analytical instruments
  • Perform assigned scientific experiments with low level of supervision
  • Actively collaborate and interact with various TLs, Scientists and laboratory technician


Who we are looking for

  • Master in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or comparable experience in bioanalytics
  • Scientific background with an analytical mindset for the analysis and interpretation of obtained results
  • Good time management and accurate work ethics to carefully document performed experiments
  • Keen perception and self-dependent way of working. Not afraid of taking ownership of assigned tasks, planned individually or with supervision, and delivered according agreed timelines
  • Good scientific writing skills and experience with scientific data analysis software, advanced IT skills (e.g. VBA in Excel, custom report designs in Chromeleon) are a plus
  • Your team spirit allows you to easily integrate into an existing team
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, German is a plus
  • Hands on experience with HPLC systems is a must – knowledge of SEC-MALS or saccharide analyses is a plus.

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