Assistant Scientist (Analytical Assay Group)

Location: Leiden, South Holland Salary: competitive
Sector: Sciences de la vie Type: Prestation de services


The Analytical Assay group is part of the Analytical Development (AD) group and is responsible for developing analytical methods that are employed for the analysis and biophysical characterisation of virus based vaccines. Product analysis includes tests for quantity, potency, purity, and identity, but also detailed structural characterisation of vaccines. The Analytical Development group, which is part of the pharmaceutical and analytical department, has a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities quality unit and process development. In addition, the AD department supports other departments (formulation, (Upstream and Downstream) process development) by routine sample analysis.

Job description

The client is looking for a motivated Assistant Scientist who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. Your main responsibilities will be the development and validation of analytical methods used for release and physicochemical characterisation of clinical trial material, as well as providing theoretical and hands on expertise in developing analytical methods suitable for process development and stability assessment. Connecting with experts and effectively leveraging knowledge of others will be important to meeting project and budget expectations.

Minimum Qualifications

- Minimal Bachelor's or Master's degree in Analytical chemistry or a related field.
- 1-3 years relevant working experience.
- Practical skills and knowledge of analytical techniques for bio-molecule analysis are required.
- Experience in LC, CE, FFF-MALS, DLS, and AUC is preferred.
- Experience in working industry, method development, GMP or at a ML-2+ laboratory or higher are considered advantageous.


The successful candidate has a flexible work attitude and a can-do mentality. You enjoy working in a team that is eager to extend their knowledge of new technologies. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team are equally important as independent planning and execution of tasks. Finally, you are critical and value accuracy in the execution of hands on work.

If this position is something that you want to do, and if you believe you have the right qualifications and experience required for the role, please do not hesitate and send us an e-mail with your most recent CV and short motivation letter to: j.vanbaalen(@)