Assistant Scientist Strain Development

Werkgever CLS Services
Plaats Leiden
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Land Nederland
Dienstverband Voltijd (> 36 uur)
Contract Tijdelijk
Plaatsingsdatum vrijdag 21 april 2017

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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, Crucell-Janssen, we are searching for an Assistant Scientist Strain Development.

Company profile
Janssen Vaccines and prevention BV, 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 Bacterial Vaccines department of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention that is situated in Leiden performs discovery and early development on novel vaccines to prevent bacterial infectious diseases. In the Bacterial Vaccines department the Process, Analytical and Strain development team establishes bacterial cell banks, fermentation (upstream processing, USP), methods of purification (downstream processing, DSP) and (bio)chemical and chromatographic assays for vaccine antigen production in view of clinical evaluation. These vaccine antigens can be made of bacterial particles, carbohydrates (polysaccharides), proteins, and/or glycoconjugates.

Job description
The strain development sub team is looking for an Assistant Scientist to support the design, production and characterisation of bacterial cell banks for vaccine antigen production. You are responsible for cell bank preparation as well as characterisation work. Focus of work includes microbial (bacterial) culture, DNA and/or protein isolation, immunological assays within the molecular microbiology field.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a BSc in microbiology or biotechnology with 1-2 years of relevant experience (could be through internships). You have experience with culturing bacterial pathogens (Biosafety level II), bacterial phenotyping and genotyping and Molecular microbiology (bacterial cell fractionation, nucleic acid and protein isolation and characterisation).
Experience with genetically modified organisms, USP and molecular cloning and recombinant protein expression would be very nice.
We are looking for a candidate who is able to do routine work in the context of development, is flexible and adaptable to new tasks related to discovery, and is able to support other (sub)teams. Importantly, a mindset for proper preparation, execution and documentation (new SOP's) of experimental activities is essential.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Full-time preferred, 32 hours discussable.
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)31 (0)88 22 77 555


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


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