J&J Netherlands - Senior QA Associate

Johnson & Johnson



Leiden, Netherlands


Position summary

Project Pollux is the establishment of a new Janssen Supply Chain Lentiviral Vector (LVV) production facility in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, as part of Janssen Biologics https://B.V.

This Business Unit will become a key supplier for commercial LVV in support of the global Janssen BCMA CAR-T program for multiple myeloma, a disease affecting ~160,000 patients annually!

The Pollux business unit has been designed and has currently the following landmarks in the long-lead project plan:

·       Facility construction and building, and the Commissioning and Qualification of the facility, utilities, automation, and production equipment

·       Tech Transfer, introduction of process and product controls, producing PPQ batches, site approval, start routine production.

For this project we want to strengthen the Pollux Quality Department with a Senior QA Specialists specifically to provide QA oversight over the Tech Transfer process, with a special focus on UpStream Processing (USP).

To be successful as a Senior QA Associate , we need candidates who demonstrate strong communication skills, a risk-based mindset, ability to zoom out and in, and great attention to details. Ultimately, an outstanding leader who engages, is well organized and drives Quality decisions. It is an exciting opportunity to have an impact to the health of patients worldwide!

If that applies to you and you are interested, please keep reading.

Key Responsibilities:

·       You are a primary Quality contact in the Pollux project, in your area of expertise. You ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements particularly in relation to the pharmaceutical industry, health and safety requirements and environmental legislation and cGMP requirements

·       You set GMP standards and/or provide guidelines for Tech Transfer, Process controls, and the introduction of the materials and Single Use Systems

·       You ensure that the manufacturing process and all its controls are set up in line with the regulations and the license, and approve related documentation, https://e.g., Work instructions and eBatch Records

·       You use Risk Management tools in your daily work and actively advocate the use of those tools in the rest of the project team

·       You review and approve non-conformance investigations in your area of expertise.  You ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner

·       You raise serious quality, compliance and or GMP incidents to Department or Project Management

·       Explore opportunities to introduce emerging technological/digital solutions in Quality and drive these to implementation

·       You actively take the lead in aligning requirements or expectations with our external (Quality) contacts in the LVV/CAR-T supply chain

·       You enjoy working closely and effectively with colleagues at the Site and globally, on sharing Best Practices and exceeding Customer needs

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