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Associate Scientist Pre-Clinical Immunology

Vacaturenummer: A2100002
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are looking for an Associate Scientist Pre-Clinical Immunology.


  • Animal work (Art. 9 or Art. 12)
  • Immunology
  • ELISA, neutralising Abs, intracellular cytokine staining
  • Virology

We are looking for an Associate Scientist who is motivated to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment. This is a temporary position for 8 months (maternity cover). Within a team you will be investigating the immunological response to new viral vaccine candidates in development using small animal models. Techniques that you will use include ELISA, neutralising antibody assays to measure virus entry inhibition, ELISPOT, intracellular cytokine staining, and other immunology and virology - related assays. The position requires planning, independence, and performing of experiments, followed by data analysis and reporting and presenting of the data to the responsible scientist, and a broader audience.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a B.Sc. (HLO) or M.Sc. degree in a life science related field with at least 2 years of work experience with immunological and/or virological techniques (see above). Certification to perform animal experiments (Art. 9 or Art. 12) is essential for this role!

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 Viral Vaccines department is part of the Innovation and Discovery Laboratory and focuses on the research and development of vaccines against infectious diseases. Within the Viral Vaccines department, the preclinical immunology group evaluates the immunogenicity and efficacy of potential vaccine candidates against infectious diseases in animal models. The main focus of the group is to conduct proof of concept studies and to generate appropriate scientific data that enable our vaccine candidates to progress towards clinical phase evaluation.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:HBO/BSc. WO/MSc.
Employment terms:Salary: >3100
Days of leave: 25 + 11
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Maternity leave cover for 8 months (March-October)
Publication date:5-1-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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