associate scientist qc analytics // 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 265 operating companies in more than 60 countries employing approximately 134,000 people. Our worldwide headquarters is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Janssen Vaccines in Bern (Switzerland) belongs to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen is an organization of over 30,000 professionals working passionately to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. In Bern, about 300 people of over 20 nationalities work together with the wider Janssen organization and partners on the development, manufacturing and analytical testing of novel vaccines and bacteria-based pharmaceutical products. We are committed to bring meaningful innovation to global health by combating major threats to the health of people worldwide.

The QC department at Janssen Vaccines Bern is involved in the validation and transfer of various test methods as well as in performing of routine release and stability tests for novel clinical phase materials. The analytical methods applied in-house range from Western Blot, ELISA, gel based methods, RP-HPLC, SEC- and Ion chromatography.

Main Responsibilities:

After the respective trainings, you are expected to coordinate and conduct microbiological and analytical testing on raw materials, products and various other samples.

  • Responsible for performing analytical tests on raw materials required for the production process (e.g. FTIR, Ion Identity testing, pH, conductivity)
  • Responsible for release, in-process control and stability testing
  • Write scientifically sound technical documents and reports
  • Maintain current laboratory equipment and operates analytical and other instruments
  • Perform laboratory duties to support department objectives
  • Supports the Quality Control department in internal and external audits and requests
  • Responsible for compliance with Quality goals for this position
  • Provide support to analytical development, process development and other stakeholders when the need arises


Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor or Master level University/Higher educational degree in LifeScience discipline
  • Work experience in Pharma, Biotech or Vaccines industry is a major plus
  • GMP experience is a plus
  • Experience in method validations and verifications and equipment qualification
  • Good writing skills for scientifically sound technical documents, instructions, and reports
  • Self-dependent way of working and taking ownership of assigned task to plan and deliver according agreed timelines
  • Preferably familiar with compendial testing and related industry guidelines
  • Demonstrate innovative spirit, strong interpersonal skills and project management abilities
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment according to tight and challenging timelines
  • Team player
  • Good English communication (verbal & written)
  • German is a major plus

This role based in Bern, Switzerland will initially be limited to 12 months with the opportunity to extend long-term. 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!