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Technician Downstream Processing (DSP, GMP)

For an innovative research oriented international company, we are looking for skilled professionals with experience in downstream processing (DSP), preferably in the context of vaccine development.

Job Description

Within this company we are looking for experienced technicians with a background in DSP. You will work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment on various projects such as the COVID-19 vaccine, polio vaccine and other vaccines. You will work with state-of the art technology with systems / techniques such as: ACTA, chromatography, UF/DF, etc under GMP guidelines. You will work hands-on in close collaboration with the USP and assays departments and play a significant role in tech transfer.


  • Perform hands-on DSP experiments;
  • Manage and perform your own research, including reporting and presenting data within your research team;
  • DSP process development and tech transfer;
  • You will get acquainted with new equipment and techniques and will also be responsible for writing SOP's and protocols;
  • On a regular basis, you will present your results within the department;
  • You will support and execute general maintenance lab tasks;


  • BSc (HLO) or MSc degree in (analytical) chemistry, biotechnology, LST, or similar;
  • Industrial experience in a GMP environment is an absolute must have;
  • Experience with the purification of viruses and vaccines is highly advantageous;
  • Experience with: ultrafiltration, diafiltration(UF/DF), chromatography (ACTA);
  • Fluency in English, Dutch considered a plus;
  • You work well with tight deadlines, can multitask like no other, and are both a team player and independent;
  • A flexible project oriented mindset;


  • Contract: start with a contract for one year, directly at the company, with outlook on a permanent position;
  • Salary: €2500 - €3600 gross per month;
  • Holidays: 25;
  • Hours: Full time;
  • Region: Leiden;
  • Vacancy number: 16577

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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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