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    Biotech and Agricultural
    Medical and Healthcare
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      February 12,2021
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    Scientist Immunology/ Bacteriology (Yacht Life Sciences)


    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.
    The Bacterial Vaccine department at Janssen Vaccines & Prevention is working on the discovery and early development of novel vaccines for bacterial infectious diseases. This working process includes ‘state of the art’ vaccine discovery, with subsequent in vivo evaluation of vaccine candidates in animal models for immunogenicity and/or efficacy. In addition, manufacturing processes are established and optimized, and the resulting clinical trial material is evaluated in human clinical studies.


    Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Scientist Immunology/ Bacteriology at Janssen Vaccines & Prevention.

    For the Bacterial Vaccine department at Janssen Vaccines & Prevention we are recruiting a Scientist Immunology/ Bacteriology. Within the Bacterial Vaccine department, the Immunology group evaluates the immunogenicity and efficacy of potential vaccine candidates against several bacterial diseases in animal models. Assays to examine humoral and cellular immune responses will be developed and used to generate appropriate scientific data to show proof of concept and thereby enabling vaccine candidates to progress towards clinical phase evaluation.

    We are looking for a motivated Scientist, who loves challenges, to evaluate the immunogenicity and efficacy of potential vaccine candidates. The role requires knowledge of immunological techniques such as ELISA, killing assays, Electro-chemiluminescence assays (ECL), B- and T-cell ELISPOT, proliferation assays, cytokine release assays, intracellular cytokine staining, FACS analysis and cell culturing. As a Scientist you will be responsible for the development and implementation of new assays to measure immune responses of various bacterial vaccine candidates. In addition, it is important to have experience with designing and evaluation of pre-clinical in vivo models. As a Scientist you will work in close collaboration with other Scientists and Technicians in evaluating vaccine candidates. Also some supervision of the work of Technicians is anticipated.


    • PhD in biological/ medical sciences with a topic in immunology/ bacteriology
    • Hand-on work experience with a broad range of immunological techniques
    • Experience with immunological assay development is highly preferred
    • Certified to perform animal experiments (article 9 or comparable)
    • Vaccine work experience is highly preferred.
    • 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 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.

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