Process Engineer - USP & DSP

Location: Leiden, South Holland Salary: competitive
Sector: Life Sciences, Upstream, Downstream and Chemicals Type: contract


Job title: Associate Scientist / Data Engineer Process Development

Janssen Vaccines is committed to developing first-in-class or best-in-class vaccines for some of the world's most life-threatening infectious diseases. We have built a dedicated, world-class, multi-functional team across a variety of disciplines to develop a promising vaccines pipeline. In Leiden, we have a workforce of 700 scientists and support staff, 45% of our employees has a nationality other than Dutch with over 20 nationalities represented. We partner with many of the world's leading experts, academic and clinical institutions and other pharmaceutical companies for the development of vaccines against, for example, Ebola and HIV.

The Department

The drug-substance development (DSD) department is responsible for the development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade USP and DSP processes for viral vaccines using mammalian cell lines as a production platform. Novel technologies are used to make sure that the processes are safe, reliable, scalable and cost-effective, so that the vaccines can be produced in large quantities at low costs. The developed processes are transferred into GMP production facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production. All activities are performed in close collaboration with other departments.

Progressive is looking for a motivated Associated Scientist within the field of Process development. With several of the projects moving into late stage, the need to support our studies by means of historical data analysis has increased. Furthermore, the client is looking to increase data-integrity by performing additional reviews.

Your Responsibilities

You will be primary responsible for data verification and translating these data into reportable formats as well as historical data mining. You will also perform basic data analysis and statistics from which you will report the main conclusions. Finally, you will be involved in the development and improvement of data management systems. The results of your work will be directly used for regulatory submissions.


  • MSc. in a relevant discipline in biopharmaceutical / biomedical sciences/engineering, biotechnology
  • Must have 1-3 years of experience in process development (lab/production/biotechnology)
  • Strong affinity with data management and data analysis.
  • Experience with production, technology transfer and knowledge of GMP is an advantage.
  • Fluency in German (written and spoken) is considered to be an important advantage.

Do you have the right qualifications for the role, and would you like to hear more? Feel free to send an e-mail to me: j.vanbaalen(@) to find out more!

Please send your applications with a most recent CV + motivational letter!