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Assistant Scientist Clinical Immunology

Vacaturenummer: A2100190
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

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


  • B.Sc.
  • ELISA and/or Virus neutralisation assays
  • ICS and/or ELISpot
  • LIMS and TECAN preferred

As Assistant Scientist you will perform the serological immuno-assays (ELISA, Virus Neutralisation Assay) or cellular assays (ICS/Elispot) needed to deliver the immunological data for clinical studies and support the development of assays needed for clinical sample analysis. The activities will be performed in a GCLP accredited lab, meaning that all activities must follow prescribed procedures, and must be documented accurately in (digital) lab note books. For every finished experiment you will report the data to the scientist, who does the scientific review of the experiments. In case of development, you will discuss the outcome and plan for follow up experiments.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has B.Sc. (HLO) in a relevant field (Ph.D. candidates are overqualified and will not be considered). You have experience with serological immuno-assays (ELISA / Virus Neutralisation assays) and/or cellular assays (ICS/Elispot) and experience with working in a GLP, GCLP, GMP, CCKL (or other lab related quality system, focusing on traceability) regulated environment. Experience with pipetting robots such as TECAN is advantageous. We are looking for a pro-active team player with affinity with automated systems such as LIMS.

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 Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. Hereto, the department delivers data, which defines the immunological strategy supporting the clinical development. This includes next to clinical sample analysis, development and validation of the required immunological assays. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, Virus Neutralisation Assays, T cell ELISpot.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Salary: >2700
Days of leave: 25 + 11
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Project for at least 1 year
Publication date:3-9-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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