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, <STRONG>Janssen Vaccines & Prevention</STRONG>, we are searching for a (Senior) Scientist Molecular Bioassay.
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 Molecular Bioassay group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) group and is responsible for developing methods that are employed to analyse and characterise virus based vaccines. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterisation 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, you will be working in the molecular and bioassay (MBA) group, which is responsible for the development of new bioassays in order to characterise virus based vaccines.
Do you have experience with cell-based assay development and an interest in working on vaccines? This might be the job for you!
As a Scientist Molecular Bioassay, you will be working on the development of bioassays for characterisation of vaccines that are produced with the PER.C6® technology. Assay development activities will mainly focus on assays that measure vaccine potency and vaccine purity. These include different formats, but will have a focus on ELISA, (q)PCR and cell culture-based assay systems. You will independently hypothesise, design and report assay development or optimisation activities with hands-on involvement. Further responsibilities will be to leverage the work of project members to meet project checkpoints and accomplish team objectives on time and within budget.
Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. with 1-5 years postdoctoral experience in a relevant field of cell-based assays, molecular biology, cell biology, or life sciences and is familiar with techniques as ELISA, qPCR, cell culture, virus culture. Experience in working in industry or under GMP conditions is considered advantageous.
We are looking for a motivated scientist who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team hat is eager to extend their knowledge of new technologies. You have a flexible work attitude and a can-do mentality. You should have good communication skills and a pro-active attitude.
Additional vacancy information
Contract: Temporary contract with CLS Services
Terms: Project for at least 1 year.
Contactperson: Claudia Erwich-Faaij
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555