Technician Subunit Vaccine Design | maternity leave cover | Zuid-Holland
SIRE Life Sciences®
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SIRE® 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology organisation, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands.
The CompanyThey are committed to developing first-in-class or best-in-class vaccines for some of the world’s most life-threatening infectious diseases. They partner with many of the world’s leading experts, academic and clinical institutions and other pharmaceutical companies for the development of vaccines against, for example, Ebola and HIV. At this company, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points.
Role DescriptionThe sub-unit vaccine design team focuses on the design, development and evaluation of novel vaccines. The group covers the development stage starting from protein design and in vitro characterization of proteins and novel vaccine platforms. Later preclinical testing of vaccine leads is performed in close collaboration with preclinical evaluation team. The focus lies on the design of candidate vaccines and development and optimization of novel innovative methodologies aiming at increasing the efficacy of current and future vaccines.
ResponsibilitiesThe Technician will be part of a creative team responsible for the design, production and in vitro evaluation of novel protein vaccine leads. Work will be performed under supervision of a (senior) scientist and will include a.o. cloning and protein expression, purification of proteins, biochemical and biophysical characterization, functional and stability studies etc. Based on the results of these studies the best leads will be selected for immunological evaluation and further development towards novel vaccines.
Requirements• HLO or University degree (BSc/MSc) in a relevant discipline such as biochemistry, life sciences, or related fields
• Minimal 2 years of demonstrable relevant experience
• Previous experience in cell culture, transfection, molecular cloning, protein purification and characterization methods (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, FACS, a.o.) is preferable.
Other informationThis will be a position for 6 months to cover a maternity leave.
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.