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Laboratory Scientist Clinical Immunology

Vacaturenummer: A2100170
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are looking for a Laboratory Scientist Clinical Immunology.


  • PhD
  • Immunology
  • Industrial experience
  • ELISA, Virus neutralisation, ELISpot
  • ICH guidelines

The main responsibility as Laboratory Scientist is to design and execute experiments for the development and validation of immunological assays. These assays are used in the analysis of samples from clinical trials. You also generate high-quality scientific reports to document your work. Besides this, the Laboratory Scientist is responsible the long-term life cycle management of the methods you are an expert on, together with the key reagents, equipment and data analysis tools required for the assay to be performed.
You are expected to maintain your technical edge by following relevant literature and knowledge in the field, or by performing experiments on a regular basis, to support assay development processes. All activities must be executed according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) quality requirements. You must remain aware and tackle any assay-related issues and potential areas of improvement in the laboratory. Additionally, you are responsible for instructing associate and assistant scientist on the scientific fundamentals of the assays and critically review to the data generated by them.

Who we're looking for
For this role we are looking for candidates with a PhD in biological/medical sciences with a strong immunology or virology background. At least 2 years' of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company is a must as well as extensive, hands-on experience in the development to validation of serology or cell-based assays (ELISA, Virus Neutralization Assays, ELISPOT, Flow Cytometry or similar) according to regulatory standards such as ICH. Besides this, you must have excellent skills in technical writing as well as experienced in working under quality standards such as GCLP, GCP or GMP.
Additional exprience is a plus:
  • Experience with set up of experimental plans using the “Design of Experiment” principles;
  • Knowledge of biostatistics. Experience in statistical programs such SPSS or JMP;
  • Experience in high-throughput assays;
  • Affinity for data analysis;
  • Knowledge of procedures to establish comparability and bridging of critical reagents.

As a person, you are an excellent communicator, team player and you remain calm and positive wehen working under pressure.

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.

The Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials, and for the generation of immunogenicity data that is submitted to regulatory authorities for the approval of vaccines. In close collaboration with the Biomarker group and clinical development group, the clinical immunology department executes the immunostrategies and ensures the development, and validation of the required immunological assays as well as clinical sample analysis and data reporting. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, T cell ELISpot, Intracellular Cytokine Staining, and virus neutralization assays.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Contract for at least one year
Salary: >4350
Days of leave: 25 + 11
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Publication date:28-7-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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