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(Sr) Scientist Molecular and Bioassays (ELISA, NGS)

Are you an experienced Scientist (Phd + experience) who enjoys multidisciplinary team and contributing to method development knowledge in technologies such as ELISA, (q)PCR, cell culture-based assays and/or NGS/ This may be the right position for you

Job Description

The Molecular and Bioassay team of our client Janssen Vaccines & Prevention is a young and dynamic group of around 40 team members responsible for developing methods to characterize vaccines. The department uses biological- and chemical technologies to assess quantity, potency, purity, and identity characteristics of our products and has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit and process development. As a scientist in this team you have broad responsibilities:


  • Actively contributing to method development knowledge of the team as a whole;
  • Sharing expertise in technologies such as ELISA, (q)PCR, cell culture-based assays and/or NGS;
  • Aims to shape the life cycle management up to and including validation of methods for release and characterization of JNJ vaccines;
  • Acts as a technical lead to strengthen product development strategy;
  • Has strong capabilities to collaborate with scientists across multiple disciplines;
  • Takes ownership as author in the preparation of presentations, documents for regulatory filing and patents.


  • Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) with 2-5 years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant field of cell-based or molecular assays, life sciences and/ or virology.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry or ICH method development or GMP is highly preferable.
  • ideally, the candidate has real life experience and affinity leading a team of professionals.
  • You demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Importantly, you have a critical attitude and value accuracy in the execution of your work and that of others.
  • Effective communication skills in English;
  • Valid EU work permit is a must;


  • Contract: 1 year via Oxford, realistic long- term perspective
  • Salary: €4200- €5000 gross monthly based on a full-time position
  • Holidays: 25
  • Working hours: full-time 32 h discuss-able
  • Region: Leiden
  • Vacancy number: 1783

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Oxford is altijd op zoek naar talent met expertise op het gebied van Biotechnologie, Immunologie, Biochemie, Virologie, Microbiologie, Moleculaire Biologie, Life Science, Analytische Chemie, Fysische Chemie, Polymeerchemie, Petrochemie en Diagnostiek. Wij komen graag in contact met kandidaten die ervaring hebben met een of meerdere van de volgende technieken: USP (Upstream Processing) DSP (Downstream Processing), Bioprocesses, viruskweek, celkweek, ELISA, FACS, Western Blot, SDS-page, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, kloneren, sequencing, eiwit zuivering, purificatie, HPLC, UPLC, chromatografie, fysische chemie, viscositeit, smeltpunt, pourpoint, pH, XRF, GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, ICP ICP-MS, AAS, UV, titraties, Karl Fisher, formuleren, steriliteit, determinaties, bioburden, environmental monitoring, LIMS, GMP, GLP, GCP, GDP, ISO17025.

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