Principal Scientist

Auris Health

Auris Health

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023
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Principal Scientist

Janssen Advanced Material Characterization and Investigations (AMCI) group is recruiting for a  Principal Scientist located in Beerse, Belgium.

The Principal Scientist will join the Advanced Material Characterization and Investigations (AMCI) group within Analytical Development. AMCI is an international and diverse team of scientists performing advanced analytical characterization of pharmaceutical products and leading analytical investigations for the commercial product portfolio and for the Discovery, Product Development & Supply (DPDS) organization of Janssen R&D. The AMCI group consists of different analytical centers of excellence such as primary packaging and combination products, colloidal sciences, rheology, particle identification, particle and powder characterization, metal testing, NMR, excipient & polymer characterization, and oligonucleotide & peptide analytics. We are currently looking for a highly motivated Principal scientist to join our team. For this laboratory-based position, you will work together with internal and external specialists in drug product development and analytical development teams to find innovative solutions for in-depth characterization for new modalities/drug delivery platforms supporting combination products such as long acting injectables, oligonucleotides and liposomes from the perspective of understanding the physical properties of the products and the interactions between the devices and drug product.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Diversity & Inclusion are crucial to continue building our history of pioneering and innovation, which has been impacting the health of more than 1 billion patients and consumers every day for more than 130 years. Regardless of your race, belief, sexual orientation, religion, or any other trait, YOU are welcome in all open positions! Are you ready to join our team? Then read further!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen the combination products/colloidal sciences team in the AMCI group in Beerse.
  • Scientifically lead projects and investigations from early to late development phase with emphasis on novel formulations and drug delivery platforms.
  • Design, lead and perform analytical characterization work with the highest scientific standards in the area of combination products (medical devices/packaging) and colloidal sciences.
  • Apply state-of–the art knowledge to ensure quality of the delivered results.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team of scientists and show ability to learn and explore new techniques.
  • Contribute and lead building new analytical expertise for new modalities (nano-suspensions, liposomes,…) and drug delivery devices.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, GMP and safety.
  • Initiate and lead collaborations with external partners and universities to ensure appropriate testing methodologies for new drug delivery systems


Education and Experience

  • Ph. D. preferably in Mechanical or Chemical engineering/Physics/Analytical chemistry or any other related fields with at least 5 years of experience.
  • Expertise with combination products and different types of drug delivery devices focused on analytical testing (e.g. knowledge on the interaction between drug product with the device, such as container closure integrity testing / mechanical testing / permeability testing / advanced imaging techniques (e.g., X-ray tomography, microscopy, MRI, SEM/AFM/TEM….), Extractables and leachables,…).
  • Knowledge of colloidal systems and characterization by different analytical techniques (e.g., ss-NMR, DLS, rheology,…).
  • Efficient, flexible, dynamic, results and performance driven.
  • Strong track record of scientific contributions including peer reviewed publications, or patents, or presentations at major international meetings is considered a plus.
  • Good project management and communication skills.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to any other characteristic protected by law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform important job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.