Laboratory Scientist Clinical Immunology
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 a Laboratory Scientist Clinical Immunology.
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.
The Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. In close collaboration with the Biomarker group and clinical development group, the clinical immunology department executes the immuno strategies 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. The clinical immunology department offers Janssen Vaccines with services in Scientific and operational excellence, with high standards of quality and compliance.
Do you have a Ph.D. in Immunology or Virology topped with several years of industry experience (assay development and validation) and affinity for data analysis and the thorough review of data generated by others? Then we are looking for you!
As Laboratory Scientist Clinical Immunology, your main responsibility is to design and execute experiments for the development and validation of immunological assays to be used in the analysis of samples from clinical trials, and to generate high-quality scientific reports to document your work. Besides, you are responsible for the long-term life cycle management of the methods you are the expert on, together with the key reagents, equipment and data analysis tools required for the assay to be performed. You are also responsible for instructing associate and assistant scientists on the scientific fundamentals of these assays, and to critically review the data generated by them.
You must remain aware and tackle any assay-related issues and potential areas of improvement in the laboratory.
Your activities must be executed according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) quality requirements.
Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Immunology or Virology with solid experience (at least 3 years) in assay development and validation (ELISA, ELISPOT, VNA or flow cytometry) in a company setting and according to regulatory standards such as ICH. You have experience with working under quality standards like GCLP, GCP or GMP and excellent technical writing skills (fluent in English). We are looking for someone who has experience with statistical programs such as SPSS or JMP, experience with the setup of experimental plans using the “Design of Experiment (DoE)” principles is advantageous as is experience with high-throughput assays.
As a person, you are pro-active and quality minded. You are a team player with soft skills, able to motivate and empower others and you remain calm and positive under pressure. Are you the right candidate we are looking for?
Additional vacancy information
Contract: Projectmatig dienstverband met CLS Services
Terms: Project for at least one year, longer-term anticipated. Full time preferred, 32 hours discussable. Working from home max 1 day a week discussable.
Contactperson: Claudia Erwich-Faaij
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555