Data Engineer Process Development

Python SQL Visual Basic R Spotfire Tableau GMP


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client Janssen Vaccines & Prevention we are searching for a Data Engineer Process Development.

  • M.Sc.
  • Python, SQL, Visual Basic
  • R, Spotfire, or Tableau;
  • Experience with production, technology transfer
  • GMP

We are looking for a motivated Data Engineer within the field of Process development. With several of the projects moving into late stage, the need to support studies by means of historical data analysis has increased, and with it the maintenance and creation of systems that ensures data-integrity. You will be primarily responsible for data verification and translating these data into reportable formats as well as historical data mining. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining automation systems that support process development activities. The automation systems in scope include, but are not limited to, GxP Excel VBA-enabled spreadsheets, Python Dash, several types of Graphical User Interfaces, AWS S3 cloud environment, Microsoft SQL Server and Spotfire dashboards. In addition, activities related to data extraction via SQL are in scope. You will also be responsible for data verification and translating these data into reportable formats as well as historical data mining. 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.


The ideal candidate has an M.Sc. in bio-engineering and data-related, with 1-3 years experience in process development (lab/production/biotechnology). You have strong affinity with data engineering, database management and data analysis. Furthermore, you have the following:
  • Programming skills and knowledge in Python, SQL, and Visual Basic are required. Specifically, in a data-automation context;
  • Experience working with unstructured data originating from several sources to produce analysis-ready data sets;
  • Familiarity with R, Spotfire, or Tableau are an important advantage;
  • Experience with production, technology transfer and knowledge of GMP is an advantage;
  • Good communication skills, detail-oriented and creative, and can translate business requirements to operational (automation) systems.


Salary: >3200
Days of leave: 36
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Company profile

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is part of Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest and most respected health care companies in the world. They are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of novel vaccines to prevent some of the most devastating and complex infectious diseases. These range from respiratory infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pathogens of global concern, such as Ebola and COVID-19.
In this organisation, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are of crucial importance. They 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, The Netherlands.

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.


Interested? Send us (CLS Services) a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form.
Location Leiden
Data Engineer Process Development

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