Assistant Scientist (ELISPOT/Flow Cytometry/ELISA)

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SIRE Life Sciences® is the market leader in Life Sciences recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continuous innovation. We like technology, in a Life Sciences market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!Our client is a professional organisation, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands.

The Company

They are a Dutch branch of the largest, global pharmaceutical company. Through biopharmaceutical processes they produce new, clean and unique healthcare products for the global market. By continuously investing in its employees, this company had developed a diverse, ambitious and highly capable team of top-level analysts and scientists.

Role Description

The Clinical Immunology department in Leiden 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.

As assistant scientist you will report to the lab operations manager for training and job performance, and you will collaborate with a scientist or study director who will provide study plans describing the required experiments. You will independently perform the experiments based on these study plans and lab protocols. Typical assays to determine the immunogenicity of vaccines are the antibody ELISA, T cell ELISpot, Intracellular Cytokine Staining, and virus neutralization assays.


- Analyse pharmaceutical products with various techniques (e.g. ELISA, ELISPOT and Flow Cytometry);
- Accurately document all results in LIMS;
- Report all data to your manager, discuss the outcome and perform follow up experiments;
- Write procedures;
- Contribute to the safety and cleanliness of the work environment.


- A bachelor/HBO degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience;
- Experience with either ELISPOT, Flow Cytometry/FACS, or ELISA;
- You have a 'gettings things done' attitude and you are a team player;
- English is required, Dutch is a plus.

Other information

We offer:
- A full year contract with a high chance of extension;
- A work environment where personal development and ambition are stimulated;
- The opportunity to work with diverse and interesting colleagues.

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Cees Roffelsen.

SIRE Life Sciences®

Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

Phone: +31 (0)20 658 9800

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Company Profile

17 January 2019
Location: Netherlands Zuid-Holland Zuid-Holland
Salary: Competitive Salary
Work type:
Full time
Life Sciences

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