Accelerate biotechnology

Scientist Assays

We are looking for a Scientist Assays for our assays department in Leiden, The Netherlands.  As a scientist you will be responsible for the development, optimization, validation and implementation of a wide spectrum of analytical and biochemical assays for recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and viral vector based biopharmaceuticals. You will be involved in designing studies, writing protocols and reports, coaching (sr.) technicians, optimizing methods and analyzing samples.

You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. As part of this group, your personal as well as your scientific growth are encouraged and developed. This position reports to the Team Leader Assays.

A structured way of thinking and working is essential, and flexibility is a must.

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • A Master or PhD degree in life science, biotechnology, pharmacy or related subject;
  • Relevant experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment involving techniques such as ELISA, (q)PCR, cell-based and virus–based assays.
  • GMP experience and pharmaceutical technology transfer skills
  • Experience/knowledge of HPLC, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting is favorable.
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).

In the interviews it will be clear that:

You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You can work both in a team and individually. You communicate clearly at all levels; you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a helpful and clear way. You enjoy both hands-on and theoretical work. Your planning and organization skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you are able to meet deadlines.

You can send your application to our HR Manager, Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, by email

Acquisition regarding this position is not appreciated.