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Associate Scientist

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805674070W

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 department in Leiden we are looking for an enthusiastic

Associate Scientist (Analytical Assay group)

Location: Leiden

Hours: 40

The Analytical Assay group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) group and is responsible for developing analytical methods that are employed for the analysis and biophysical characterization of virus based vaccines. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterization of vaccines. The Analytical Development group, which is part of the pharmaceutical and analytical department, has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit, and process development. In addition, the AD department supports other departments (formulation, Upstream and Downstream processing development) by routine sample analysis.

Job description:
We are looking for a motivated person who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. The main tasks will be hands on execution of complex mass spectrometry analysis, method development, and independent interpretation of complex data sets. Further responsibilities will be trouble shooting, planning of lab-related activities as well as writing of reports and oral presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:
A suitable candidate will have a masters’ degree in a relevant field of analytical development or equivalent experience level. Minimum requirement is at least 3-5 years of hands on experience with biomolecular mass spectrometry in the field of protein characterization.
Experience with Thermo Fisher Scientific and/or Waters MS data interpretation software is highly desirable, as is experience in the field of quantitative mass spectrometry. In addition, experience working in industry, GMP or at a ML-2+ laboratory or higher are considered advantageous.
The successful candidate has a flexible work attitude and a can-do mentality. He/She enjoys working in a team that is eager to share and extend their knowledge of new technologies. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team are equally important as independent planning and execution of tasks. Finally, she/he is critical and values accuracy in the execution of hands on work.

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.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
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