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Technician (Virology)

  • Location:

    Leiden, Netherlands

  • Contact:

    Nicol Heijtbrink

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +31 (0)20 406 9750

  • Industry:

    Pharmaceutical , Biotechnology

  • Contact email:

Our client, a growing biotechnology company is looking to expand their assays team and is looking for an experienced technician with expertise in (virological) assays.

Job Description

  • The (virological) assays department is responsible for method development and execution of a broad spectrum of virological an biochemical assays. The company is hallmarked by its dynamic organisation and ability to perform multiple projects in parallel. They are therefore not only looking for a candidate with expertise in the relevant assays but also a someone with a flexible attitude who works well in multidisciplinary projects.


  • Preparation, execution, and documentation of assays in the context of in process analysis, R&D & Stability studies;
  • Method development of relevant assays, writing SOPs;
  • Actively contributing to continuous improvement of processes;


  • BSc or MSc in virology, immunology, biochemistry or related area;
  • A minimum of 2 years industrial experience (GxP) is a must;
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of assays e.g. ELISA, (q)PCR, cell based assays (e.g. potency assays), SDS-PAGE. Western Blot, etc;
  • Experience with HPLC / UPLC analytical techniques is an advantage; 
  • Experience with quality systems, such as GMP or GLP, is required;
  • Experience with working in project teams is an advantage;
  • A flexible attitude and a team player;
  • Phd candidates are considered overqualified.


  • Contract: Permanent position directly at the company (start with 1 year contract)
  • Salary: €2400- €3500 gross monthly based on education and experience
  • Holidays: 25
  • Working hours: full-time, 32 hours discussable
  • Region: Leiden