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Assistant Scientist Molecular Bioassays

2019-01-11 CLS Services | Leiden | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2019-03-12

We are looking for a motivated technician who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and has experience with ELISA or qPCR. Does that sounds like you, this can be the right job for you! The main task will be sample analysis using bioassays for characterization of vaccines that are p...

CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, we are searching for an Assistant Scientist Molecular Bioassays.

Company profile
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. They focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people world-wide from infectious diseases.

Department
The Molecular Bioassay group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) group and is responsible for developing methods that are employed to analyze and characterize virus based vaccines. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterization of vaccines. The Analytical Development group, which is part of the pharmaceutical and analytical department, has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities quality unit and process development. In addition, the AD department supports other departments (formulation, USP and DSP development) by routine sample analysis.
Within AD, the technician will be working in the molecular and bioassay (MBA) group, which is responsible for the development of new bioassays in order to characterize virus based vaccines.

Job description
We are looking for a motivated technician who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and has experience with ELISA or qPCR. Does that sounds like you, this can be the right job for you!
The main task will be sample analysis using bioassays for characterization of vaccines that are produced with the PER.C6® technology. Activities will mainly focus on assays that measure vaccine potency and vaccine purity. These include different formats, but will have a focus on ELISA, qPCR and cell-culture-based assay systems. The position will also involve handling of biologically active substances. Further responsibilities will be development and optimization of methods, trouble shooting, planning of lab-related activities as well as writing of reports and oral presentations.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a BSc (HLO) degree with at least 1 year of relevant experience (MSc. candidates are overqualified). You have experience with techniques as ELISA, qPCR, cell-culture and virus culture and you can deliver high quality work within the set timelines. Experience with working in industry, assay development or at a ML-2+ laboratory or higher are considered advantageous.
Are you the teamplayer with a flexible work attitude and a can-do mentality we are looking for?

Additional vacancy information
Reference: A1900005
Contract: Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education: HBO/BSc.
Terms: Full time highly preferred, 32 hours discussable. Longer-term possibilities anticipated
Contactperson: Claudia Erwich-Faaij
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555



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