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DSP Technician - Vaccine production (GMP, Pharma)

Would you like to help develop novel vaccines? Do you have a MLO/HLO background, experience in working in a GMP environment and would you like to work in the Bioscience park in Leiden? We have the right opportunity for you, read on!

Job Description

At this site our client develops best-in-class pharmaceuticals and vaccines for some of the world's most life-threatening infectious diseases. They have built a dedicated, world-class, multi-functional team across a variety of disciplines to develop promising vaccines.
This department is responsible for developing vaccines that are used in clinical trials. As such the department consists of two divisions: USP and DSP. Together they are responsible for the development of scalable production processes for vaccines. It is important that these new processes are safe, trustworthy, scalable, cost-effective and, most importantly, are according to GMP-guidelines. The developed production processes are transferred into GMP production facilities for the production of clinical batches and scaled-up for commercial production.

We are looking for an assistant scientist who will work in the USP/DSP field to assist the team.


  • Primarily responsible for the GMP production of clinical trial material in 50L pilot scale bioreacotrs (using UF/DF and AEX)
  • Take part in improvements and innovative projects.
  • Perform data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks.
  • Work on making the production processes more efficient for better execution.
  • Work together and be part of a multicultural team.
  • As demand for the vaccine material increases you may be also be involved in the 900L scale production.


  • In possession of a MLO4/HLO degree in Microbiology/Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a GMP environment is a requirement.
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written Is a requirement, Dutch is considered a plus
  • Experience as a technician/operator or equivalent in life science and for pilot plant operations in a GMP environment if considered a plus


  • Contract: 1 year through Oxford Global Resources, realistic long term perspective
  • Salary: €2600,- till €3500,- gross monthly based on level of experience
  • Hours full-time preferred 32h discussable
  • Region: Leiden
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Vacancy number: 19040