• 05 november 2020
  • vacaturenummer: 195539

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and is passionate about the development, production and marketing of vaccines to prevent and combat infectious diseases. The Drug Substance Operations (DSO) department has a GMP manufacturing facility at the Bioscience Park in Leiden where we proudly produce groundbreaking medicines against diseases that have a global impact, such as vaccines against HIV, RSV and Ebola. This is also the place where we will be producing the COVID-19 vaccine material.


The department DSO is an international team of about 40 people working on the manufacturing of cell banks, virus seeds and clinical batches (phase I to III) to support the development of new vaccine candidates. Manufacturing activities are performed under strict cGMP regulations and the process is established together with development departments, engineering & maintenance, QC, QA and warehouse. Our passion is to deliver high-quality results to our customers and to seek for opportunities for improvement: never a dull moment!

Within the department four teams operate, each with specific responsibilities: Preparations, Cell culture, Downstream processing and the Operations Support Team. The teams are responsible for specific parts of the process.

Job Description

The Assistant scientist within the P-team is responsible for all preparation activities required to manufacture cell banks and vaccine material. Besides practical activities like Bioreactor assembly, medium and buffer preparation, general equipment assembly the assistant scientist is also responsible for maintaining good housekeeping and maintaining the GMP compliance status of documentation and equipment.

What de offer?

  • A full-time position of 40 hours a week
  • A salary between 2450-3000 (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • Full allowance for public transport or a kilometer allowance
  • Free online training via GoodHabitz

Who are you?

  • You have completed MBO (level 4) or HBO degree, preferably in Microbiology/Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • Experience with cGMP Pro-active and customer-oriented approach
  • Flexible and can do attitude
  • Good communication skills in both Dutch and English
  • Enthusiastic to help with realizing a Covid-19 Vaccine

What will happen to your application?

You will hear from us within 24 hours of receiving your application. If we find you suitable based on your CV and motivation, we will call you for a interview and we will ask you for two references. If the outcome of the interview is positive, we will introduce you to Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.

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