Scientist Method Development and Validation (Yacht Life Sciences)

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention
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Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a highly motivated Scientist Method Development and Validation.

As a Scientist you enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, have a quality-mindset, excellent writing skills, and work with viral vaccines. You are responsible for the development and validation of cell-culture based and molecular methods (e.g., mammalian cell culture, qPCR, Next Gen Sequencing).

As a Scientist you will support your team, responsible for developing methods for the detection of viral contamination, to assure product safety of vaccines. You will ensure method development and validation of in-process control and release methods to be conducted at GMP level in-house and at contract laboratories, which includes the responsibility of generating clear and robust strategies, procedures and instructions. You will transfer methods at Janssen Vaccines all over the world.

As a Scientist you will demonstrate flawless documentation, effective communication with varied levels of the organization, a strong sense of responsibility and a passion for quality since you have to deal with'quality incidents, change controls, impact/ risk assessments etc.


  • PhD-degree in a relevant field
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Work experience with method development and validation of cell-culture based and molecular methods (e.g., mammalian cell culture, qPCR, Next Gen Sequencing)
  • Experience with cGXP and/or other quality management systems
  • Experience in working with viruses is highly preferred
  • Fluency in English


  • Independent, flexible, motivated and enjoys working in a team
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong scientific mindset 
  • Fluency in English


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 preferred, 32 hours discussable. Salary between 3800 and 4800 euro gross per 4 week period.

We will offer a competitive benefit package in line with the seniority of the position. 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. 


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 Analytical Development department within Janssen Vaccines is responsible for developing methods that are required for analysis of vaccines for human use. Analysis includes testing for identity, quantity, potency, purity, and viral and microbial contamination.


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Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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