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    Leiden, Netherlands

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    DSP Assistant Scientist

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The Company 
Our client is a global leader in healthcare and pharmaceutical products, with base in Leiden. The company focuses on the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.

Role Description 
As a DSP Assistant Scientist you will support the Downstream Process Development team in performing purification experiments and in-process monitoring assays to facilitate early-stage bacterial vaccine development.

Supporting and executing purification and filtration experiments
Preparation and execution of (high throughput) in-process monitoring assays
Transferring in-process monitoring assays (plate based) to high-throughput platforms
Performing (preliminary) data analysis, reporting and presentation of the main conclusions to the DSP team
Experimental documentation in an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN)
Preparation of process documentation, including work instructions and batch records
Handling laboratory stocks and keeping inventories up to date
Keeping track of equipment status and/or maintenance.
Keeping systems in place for inventory/tracking of samples and process intermediates

- Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Biotechnology, Biological Engineering or related fields.
- Min. 1 year of experience or relevant internships 
- Experience with protein and/or glycoprotein purification (DSP) methodologies
- Understanding of analytical techniques to analyze proteins (e.g. plate-based colorimetric assays, capillary electrophoresis, ELISA, Western blotting, BLI, SDS-PAGE, UPLC-based techniques).
- Knowledge of high-throughput platforms and liquid handling systems

Other Information 
For more information please contact me at +31 (0) 20 658 98 01 or 

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Staten Bolwerk 1
2011 MK Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 658 9800


Keizersgracht 440A
1016 GD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 658 9804