Koen De SmetSenior Proces- en Automatisation-Ingeneer - Beerse I Working with us since 2003
Koen De Smet joined Janssen Pharmaceutica back in 2003. “Because I was specifically interested in chemistry and process development”, he explains. “And that interest is still there. Fortunately my job offers many opportunities for research, development and conceptual creation.”
Barely 36, Koen has already tested many waters. He started as postdoc, scientist and senior scientist in chemical development. He then became senior technology engineer in chemical production. He currently holds the position of senior process and automation engineer. Which training package was the springboard for his fascinating career? Bio-engineer in chemistry.
“Janssen Pharmaceutica offers plenty of opportunities”, relates Koen from experience. “Obviously it is up to you to grasp them and you need to have an open mind and extensive scientific background. You need to be ready to take the initiative. Sometimes you have to go against the flow and think ‘outside the box’. For those who have all these characteristics Janssen Pharmaceutica is the place to develop a brilliant career!”