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The company

Our client is a professional Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical organization, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands. The organisation is well-known for operating in Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals worldwide.

Role description

The Clinical Immunology department is responsible for the immunological evaluation of vaccine candidates in clinical trials. Hereto, the department defines the immunological strategy supporting the clinical development, and ensures the development, and validation of the required immunological assays, and clinical sample analysis. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, T cell ELISpot, Intracellular Cytokine Staining, and virus neutralization assays.


As an Associate Scientist you will report to the operations team lead of the serum assays group (performing ELISA's and Virus Neutralization assays) who will provide which required experiments need to be done in collaboration with either the Scientist (for development) or the Analytical Project Manager (for clinical sample analysis). You will independently perform the experiments based on these study plans and lab protocols. The activities will be performed in a GCLP accredited lab, meaning that all activities must follow prescribed procedures, and must be accurately documented in lab note books. You will report the data to your supervising scientist, discuss the outcome and plan for follow up experiments.


- BSc/MSc and 3 years of relevant experience. PhD candidates are overqualified and will not be considered.
- Must have specific hands-on technical experience with serum based immunological assays.
- Experience in pharma and/or CRO environment is a plus.
- Trained in GLP, GCLP or GMP is an advantage, but training is provided in house.
- Should be a pro-active team worker who can work independently when needed.
- Experience with LIMS is a pre.

Other information

32 hours discussable, but full-time preferred.

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SIRE Life Sciences

Ref. number: 38582
Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences
Listed on: 30-11-2017
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Zuid-Holland
Employment: Freelance
Expertise: 0 - 2 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Bachelor
Language: English
Sector: Pharmaceutical
Specialisation: Clinical & Laboratory

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