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Team Lead Clinical Immunology

Vacaturenummer: A2100195
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention - Leiden (Nederland)

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


  • BSc. or MSc.
  • Line management
  • Lab activities
  • English and Dutch.

The responsibility of the Team Lead is the management of laboratory operators, resource planning, analysis planning and on time delivery of departmental objectives. This will be in joined effort with 3 other Team Leads. The operational team develops and executes assays for the analysis of clinical trial samples. Assays mainly performed are ELISA and VNA assays, although additional/ new assays are regularly assessed and developed. The required activities must be executed, documented and reported according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) quality requirements. The Team lead will drive a continuous improvement and process excellence culture, where every team member is empowered to drive positive change in collaboration with the other team leads, and other key stakeholders within the department, such as the laboratory head and Scientists.
Daily tasks include:
  • Line management of the technicians within the team e.g. goal setting, talent development and performance management of the technicians and hiring of new technicians;
  • Supervise the planning of the day-to-day tasks of the technicians, as well as provide mid to long term planning toward completion of relevant departmental objectives;
  • Provide guidance and coaching to staff for personal development;
  • Continuous improvement of group related processes;

- When nessesary, you will join the team in lab activities.

Who we're looking for
For this position we are looking for candidates with a BSc. or MSc. background and at least 5 years' of experience as technician. Experience in line management is required. We are looking for a supervisor who will join the team in lab activities as well. You have strong communication skills in English and preferably also in Dutch. Additionally, you can keep overview and have strong organisational and planning skills.
Are you the candidate with a pro-active attitude we are looking for?

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. Hereto, the department executes the immunological strategy supporting the clinical development, and ensures the development, and validation of the required immunological assays, as well as the clinical sample analysis. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, T cell ELISpot, Intracellular Cytokine Staining, and virus neutralization (VNA) assays. 

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:WO/MSc. HBO/BSc.
Employment terms:Contract for at least one year
Salary: >3150
Days of leave: 25 + 11
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Publication date:16-9-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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