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Assistant Scientist DSP

Vacaturenummer: A2100035
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are looking for an Assistant Scientist DSP.


  • Downstream processing
  • Filtration
  • Chromatography
  • Organizing the lab
  • GMP

Do you like to work in a large pharmaceutical company and do you have experience with Downstream processing? This position can be a good fit for you!
We are looking for a motivated assistant scientist within the field of downstream process development (DSP). Within the team you will be responsible for the performance of unit operations include filtration, chromatography and UF/DF. Experiments may be performed on pilot scale (50L) or in reduced-scale models. You will support the team in preparing experiment and related tasks (ordering via SAP, organizing the lab etc.).
Other responsibilities:
  • Work on making the processes more efficient for better execution;
  • Maintaining buffer logistics;
  • Prepping the samples that need to be delivered to different departments.

Who we're looking for
For this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic Bachelor candidate (BSc. or HLO) with some relevant experience with the requested techniques (UF/DF, Chromatography). As you will be part or a multicultural team, you are a team player with excellent communicational skills. Additionally, you are lab-oriented and you work accurately. You can easily connect with others and work independently.

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.

Process development consists of a USP and a DSP department and is responsible for the development of scalable, pharmaceutical-grade production 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 production 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.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms: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

CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences.