Student: Master in Engineering, Science, Engineering technology, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy, Chemistry, ... (Johnson & Johnson - internship / stage)

16-1-2020 beerse
company profile

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation - bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration which has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.

The Clinical Supply Chain department is responsible to deliver supplies for all the ongoing clinical trials. Developed new drugs get tested over the years on humans to test efficiency and efficacy. We produce multiple clinical batches per year using varied technologies. Development of new drugs has many challenges, so we work closely with Drug Product Development and Pharma science departments.

In the department of CSC we currently have an internship position for "Extraction of spray dried powder characteristics using image-analysis techniques" (m/f):

job description

The candidate will be part of a functional department, he/she will have the opportunity to work/collaborate with different groups. Spray-drying is one of the enabling technology platforms within Janssen drug product development/manufacturing to improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble pharmaceuticals. The aim of this project is to find out to what extent particle characteristics (size / morphology / ...) are affected by different process conditions during spray drying and input material attributes.

First, powder characteristics of the spray dried material will be extracted from e.g. SEM pictures (or other image sources) using image-analysis techniques.
Afterwards, the observed changes will be linked to changes in process conditions and/or material attributes, using dimensionless numbers and simple data approaches.

your contribution

Responsibilities and duties:
- Work and collaborate with different groups
- Literature and historical data study
- Understand spray drying formulation
- Following spray spraying batches in the pilot plant

- He/she has an explicit interest in production and supply chain.
- He/she is eager to learn and achieve results
- He/she has analytical skills to understand specific issues
- Thanks to his/her communicative skills he/she will manage to work and co-operate in our international organization.
- Fluent in Dutch and English.

what do we offer?

Practical details:
- Location: Beerse
- Duration: 6 months
- Timeframe: TBD

The candidate must be a registered student for the entire course of the internship.
Unfortunately, graduates that are currently not enrolled in a study program are not eligible for this internship.

If you are interested in applying for this challenging internship, please send an e-mail to, including your resume and a short motivation.

engineer (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
temporary contract
Chemische en farmaceutische industrie
your Randstad contact
014-60 71 13
014-60 71 13