Senior Scientist Molecular Bioassay
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 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 (MBA) group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) department and is responsible for developing molecular and bioassay methods that are employed to analyze virus based vaccines that are mainly produced with the PER.C6® technology. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterization of vaccines. The AD group has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit and process development.
Within MBA, you will be working in a varied team with 30 members from assistant scientists to senior scientists with a meaningful role to guide the team in late stage method validations and specification setting strategy.
Are you looking for a challenging position in a multi disciplinary team in an international pharmaceutical company? Are you enthusiastic and can you bring energy to a group? We are looking for a Senior Scientist Molecular Bioassay with thorough knowledge of cell based assays and molecular biology!
In this role you will be responsibilities for:
- Mentoring of a multidisciplinary team; work together with scientists in the team and bring their late stage knowledge to the next level;
- Focus will be the life cycle management up to and including validation of molecular and bioassays for release and characterization of our vaccines. Formats used are ELISA, (q)PCR, cell culture-based assays and NGS;
- Acts as technical lead to strengthen our late stage product development strategy;
- Influence internal collaboration for multi-year projects across multiple disciplines;
- Acts as senior author in the preparation of presentations, documents for regulatory filing and patents.
Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and at least 6 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in a relevant field of cell-based assays, molecular biology and/or cell biology. You are familiar with techniques as ELISA, qPCR, cell culture, virus culture ICH method development and you must have GMP experience. Commercial product development experience is preferable.
As a person, you have a flexible work attitude and a can-do mentality. Additionally you have critical attitude and value accuracy. Finally you have strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with investigational site staff, team members and functional manager.
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Additional vacancy information
Contract: Temporary contract with CLS Services
Terms: After 6 months direct contract with J&J
Contactperson: Claudia Erwich-Faaij
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555