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Senior Scientist Vaccine Generation

Leiden, South Holland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805624117W

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.

In our organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team, we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden.
For our Viral Vaccines department, we are currently recruiting for a fulltime
 Senior Scientist Vaccine Generation
Department / project:
The Vaccine Generation group is a part of the Viral Vaccine department of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention (JVP) and focuses on the research and development of vaccines against viral infectious diseases. The group is responsible for the design, generation, production and characterization of recombinant viral vectors, for applied research in the vaccine field. Interaction with R&D groups in the organization is an important aspect of our work. You will join a stimulating group of researchers in a very collaborative environment. We are looking for a senior scientist to strengthen our team in developing innovative vaccine candidates aimed to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases
Job description:
As an experienced senior scientist, you will join a diverse team working on programs to develop (adeno) viral vector based vaccines, expanding our knowledge on our vaccine platforms and develop innovative vaccine processes and technologies. The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual. Key responsibilities include the molecular characterization viral vectored vaccines, bioprocess technology, execution of scientific plans, interpretation and reporting of experimental results, and providing support to several projects. This position requires extensive expertise in molecular biology and experience/affinity with bioprocess technology. You need to have more than 3 years of experience with managing a team of technicians and/or scientists. Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills are essential and the capability to effectively work in a team environment is required.
Expected activities include but are not limited to:
  • Molecular characterization of viral vectored vaccines
  • Bioprocess technology, production and/or purification- technology
  • Sequence analysis (including NGS), using CLC software tools
  • Manage, motivate and develop a team of technicians/scientists
  • Ensures continuous improvement in the development of new technologies, processes, products and/or scientific procedures
  • Provide support to multiple projects
  • Work across organizational boundaries
  • Keep up-to-date with literature in the field of vectored vaccines and molecular technology

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: you have a Ph.D. or Ph.D./M.D. degree with solid molecular biology technical skills, > 3 years of productive research experience at the senior scientist level in an academic, pharmaceutical or biotechnology drug/vaccine discovery environment and experience with managing a team.
Specific Knowledge:
Experience with adenoviral vectors is a plus.
Strong people leadership skills
Organized and highly accurate
Experiment design and data analysis skills
Written and oral communication skills in English
Dynamic, flexible, open and research focused demeanor
What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee, we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously. As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth. Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
Job Function
Requisition ID