Information about the company
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.
Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Scientist Clinical Immunology at Janssen Vaccines & Prevention.
The main responsibility of the Scientist is to design and execute experiments for the development and validation of immunological assays to be used in the analysis of samples from clinical trials, and to generate high-quality scientific reports to document his/her work. Besides this, as a Scientist you are responsible for the long-term life cycle management of the methods; you are the expert on, together with the key reagents, equipment and data analysis tools required for the assay to be performed.
As a Scientist, you are expected to maintain your technical edge by following relevant literature and knowledge in the field, or by performing experiments on a regular basis, to support assay development processes. Your activities must be executed according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) quality requirements. You must remain aware and tackle any assay-related issues and potential areas of improvement in the laboratory. You are responsible for instructing operators on the scientific fundamentals of the assays you are responsible for, and to critically review to the data generated by them.
The Scientist is expected to work in the lab if needed, but it is not the regular expectation. If required, it will be on a sporadic basis. They have a separate group of technicians to perform lab work. However, when starting a new project, sometimes it is needed for the Scientist to perform a few experiments in the lab.
The Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. In close collaboration with the Biomarker group and clinical development group, the clinical immunology department executes the immuno strategies and ensures the development, and validation of the required immunological assays as well as clinical sample analysis and data reporting. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, T cell ELISpot, Intracellular Cytokine Staining, and virus neutralization assays (VNAs). The clinical immunology department offers Janssen Vaccines with services in Scientific and operational excellence, with high standards of quality and compliance.
Terms of employment
We offer a challenging position which allows you to work in a dynamic and international environment, ensuring diversity in your work and creating plenty of opportunities for personal development. This concerns a full-time secondment contract for 1 year (extension is anticipated). Full time is highly preferred, 32/36 hours discussable.
We will offer a competitive benefits package in line with the seniority of the position (salary between 3500 and 4800 euro gross per month). You will become a member of a strong professional network who shares your education, ambitions and competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues and to become a member of the YACHT network, which stretches the Life Science industry. You will be challenged by your peers, you will be able to follow courses and training via our Yacht Academy in order to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date, i.e. boosting your career through personal and scientific growth.