Assistant Scientist Biophysics and Process Analytics (Yacht Life Sciences)

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.
  • Leiden
  • Detachering
  • 40 uur
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Job description:

Yacht Life Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Scientist Biophysics and Process Analytics for Janssen Vaccines & Prevention in Leiden.

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. (previously Crucell) is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen B.V. is dedicated to bringing life-saving innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases. With the leading R&D group within the Dutch pharmaceutical industry, Janssen B.V. in an outstanding position to commercialize several vaccines, including a vaccine against COVID-19 in the near future. This gives excellent personal development opportunities!

The department:

The Biophysics and Process Analytics (BPA) team is a young and dynamic group (33 team members), which is part of Analytical Development (AD), responsible for a range of activities focused on biophysical and analytical vaccine characterization. Their responsibilities include project bridging and transfer from late discovery to development, analytical support for process development, scouting exploration and implementation of novel analytical technologies.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to reinforce our team as an Assistant Scientist. She / He is a motivated person who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Sample analysis for internal (and external) stakeholders.
  • Executing analytical biochemical methods.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Responsible for documentation e.g. CofAs and trending reports.
  • Further responsibilities include instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Written reporting and oral presentations in various settings


Job requirements:

The candidate is expected to have an inclusive and collaborative spirit and work in line with colleagues from within the group and outside departments.

Following qualifications are important:

Ø MLO or Bachelor in Biochemistry, Biophysics and/or protein chemistry or related fields.

Ø Working knowledge of e.g. HPLC and/or UPLC, CE, DLS, MFI and SDS-Page.

Ø Affinity for automation and software.

Ø Experience in good documentation and quality systems are preferable.



The successful candidate is flexible, has a pro-active attitude and likes teamwork and outside the box approaches.

She/He is eager to share both theoretical and experimental knowledge, and keen to explore new technologies.

She/He has:

Ø Strong communication + organization skills and ability to work in a team are equally important as independent planning and execution of tasks;

Ø Affinity with software, robotics and automation.

Ø Besides that, she/he is quality minded, accurate and has eye for detail.


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). We will offer a competitive benefit package in line with the seniority of the position (salary between 2700 and 3200 euro gross per 4 week period).

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. 


About the company:

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.


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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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