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Assistant Scientist Molecular and Bioassay development

Vacaturenummer: A2100034
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are looking for an Assistant Scientist Molecular and Bioassay development.


  • Laboratory
  • Western Blot
  • (q)PCR
  • GMP or ML-2

The Molecular and Bioassay (MBA) team is a young and dynamic group (30 team members), which is part of Analytical Development (AD), responsible for developing methods to characterize vaccines. Together, we use biological- and chemical technologies to assess quantity, potency, purity, and identity characteristics of our products. They have a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit and process development.
In the department we are looking for an assistant scientist who:
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and supporting method development activities of the team as a whole;
  • Accurately and precisely performs experiments to develop and optimize our methods or to analyze samples for process support and product characterization;
  • Has a critical attitude towards handling of biologically active substances;
  • Supports the continues improvement of an efficient lab organization;
  • Takes ownership as author of standard operating procedures and oral presentations.

Who we're looking for
The perfect candidate will have a BSc. degree in a relevant field of cell-based or molecular assays, life sciences and/ or virology. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry or method development, GMP or ML2 laboratory is highly preferable.
You have strong interpersonal and team-building skills. Importantly, you have a critical attitude and value accuracy in the execution of your work and that of others.

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 organization, 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.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Contract for at least one year
Salary: >2600
Days of leave: 25 + 11
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Publication date:22-2-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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