Assistant Scientist Clinical Immunology

Werkgever CLS Services
Plaats Leiden
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Land Nederland
Dienstverband Voltijd (> 36 uur)
Contract Tijdelijk
Plaatsingsdatum dinsdag 13 maart 2018

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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 (Crucell), we are searching for an Assistant Scientist Clinical Immunology.

Company profile
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, previously Crucell, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people world-wide from infectious diseases.
In our organisation entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen.

The Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. Hereto, the department delivers data, which defines the immunological strategy supporting the clinical development. This includes next to clinical sample analysis, development and validation of the required immunological assays. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, Virus Neutralisation Assays, T cell ELISpot, and Intracellular Cytokine Staining.

Job description
As assistant scientist you will report to the Operations team lead for training and job performance. You will perform the serological immuno-assays (ELISA, Virus Neutralisation Assay) needed to deliver the immunological data for clinical studies and support the development of assays needed for clinical sample analysis. The activities will be performed in a GCLP accredited lab, meaning that all activities must follow prescribed procedures, and must be documented accurately in (digital) lab note books. For every finished experiment you will report the data to the scientist, who does the scientific review of the experiments. In case of development, you will discuss the outcome and plan for follow up experiments.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for candidates with a B.Sc. with a relevant background. You have experience working (internship acceptable) in a GLP, GCLP, GMP, CCKL (or other lab related quality system, focusing on traceability) regulated environment. You have also experience in serological immuno-assays (ELISA / Virus Neutralisation assays).
Experience with pipetting robots such as TECAN and automated systems such as LIMS are a plus.
The role involves some routine work (such as in cases where certain assays must be tested a few weeks consecutively) but also provides opportunity for process optimisation. We're looking for a motivated candidate focused on this role, PhD candidates are overqualified and will not be considered.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Project for at least 1 year.
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)31 (0)88 22 77 555


Opleiding HBO
Ervaring Starter (0 - 3 jaar)


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For more information please contact Claudia Erwich-Faaij at +31 (0)31 (0)88 22 77 555


As a dynamic company CLS Services is dedicated to recruiting top level professionals in chemistry and life sciences. Clients appreciate our professionalism, flexibility and ability to come up with tailor-made solutions for any specialist function. Founders and directors Jan Paul Favier and René Kemps both have relevant technical backgrounds and extensive experience in high-level recruitment in the CLS Services sector. In short time we have built up an impressive track record and now serve multinationals as well as smaller and more specialized biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical and food companies.

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