J&J Family of Companies Project Manager Per.C6 in Leiden, Netherlands

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.

In our organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team, we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden.

For our Drug Substance Development department, we are currently recruiting for a fulltime

Project Manager Cell banking and manufacturing platform

Job description

As Project Manager Cell banking of the manufacturing platform you will be responsible for and act as the single point of contact for cell culture knowledge maintenance both internally and towards external licensees that are using the company's cell platform. Your internal stakeholders will be the functional disciplines like Discovery, Development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, Legal and Business Development.

As the Project Manager, you will organize and lead project team meetings, coordinating and discussing, with the Technical lead the PER.C6® related tasks that are ongoing, but also to align critical PER.C6® work with the different vaccine project time lines. You will ensure adequate oversight of ongoing tasks, maintain and expand the knowledge database, identify risks and mitigate them with the team as well as ensuring regular updates will be provided to the project sponsor and the Vaccines Leadership team. You will also provide documentation to help with the preparation of technical reports, manuscripts, and other documents that record data or results supporting the use of our cell line.

External stakeholder/ licensee interaction consists of knowledge of their programs involving PER.C6® and their status, for example generating and maintaining an overview of development phases of external assets using the PER.C6® cell line. In this role, you will also be required to support finance and legal with the required updates regarding fees payments, royalty updates and contract change requests by licensees.

This is a unique role operating on the interface of a number of scientific and business-related disciplines for which affinity for the content is required.



  • MSc or PhD degree in life sciences and or another relevant discipline

  • 4-6 years relevant work experience in a (technical) project management rol

  • Strong affiliation and proven track record within Project management tool

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the regulatory guidelines associated with cGMP manufacturing and cell banking

  • Fluency in English is required and the ability to speak Dutch is a pre


  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of interaction both internally and externally

  • Strong relationship management skills

  • Ability to manage complexity and deal with uncertainty

What’s in it for you…?

“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”

As an employee, we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth. Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location

Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden


Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)

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