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Associate Scientist USP/ DSP (COVID-19)

Do you want to work on the USP development of HIV, RSV and COVID -19 Vaccine? If you have hands on USP and/or DSP experience and are interested in working in an R&D environment; Read on!  #corona

Job Description
For our client Janssen Vaccines & prevention, we are currently looking for a motivated associate scientist USP / DSP. The department  is an international team of about 40 people working on the manufacturing of cell banks, virus seeds and clinical batches (phase I to III) to support the development of new vaccine candidates. Manufacturing activities are performed under strict cGMP regulations and the process is established together with development departments, engineering & maintenance, QC, QA and warehouse. They deliver high-quality results and to seek for opportunities for improvement: never a dull moment!


  • The associate scientist is primarily responsible for the hands on cGMP production of Clinical Trial material, using state-of the art techniques;

  • Apart from production operations you will be updating documentation, be responsible for predefined process steps, and the state of related equipment;

  • Next to these core tasks small improvements and innovative projects will be a stable part of your daily work package;

  • You will also be tasked to do data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks. 


  • HBO/BSc with 3 years of proven experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology;

  • Expert in cell culture (USP), virus propagation and / or downstream processing (DSP);

  • Experience with change controls, non-conformances and CAPA records;

  • Experience with cGMP and EHSS standards is required;

  • Lean green belt certification is preferred;

  • You have good communication skills in Dutch and/or English;

  • You have a high degree of accuracy, initiative, and independence;

  • You are flexible and stress-resistant and remains positive when priorities change;

  • Has great social and trainer skills, is able to provide and receive feedback in a constructive way. You make yourself part of discussions and help transform these into positive actions.


  • Contract: 1 year through Oxford Global Resources, Longer-term could be possible depending on business factors, but no promises can be made at this stage;

  • Salary: €3000,- till €3400,- gross monthly based on level of experience;

  • Hours full-time preferred 32h discussable;

  • Holidays: 25 (+12);

  • Startdate: Asap;