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Senior Scientist/ Principal Scientist - Biomarker Lead

Job Description

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.

In our organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden.

For our Viral Vaccines department, we are currently seeking a fulltime

Senior Scientist/ Principal Scientist - Biomarker Lead


The viral vaccine group is working on the discovery and early development of vaccines for viral infectious diseases. Candidates that pass pre-clinical evaluation and fulfil criteria of manufacturability will be tested in humans for safety and immunogenicity.

Job Description:

Each vaccine development program is supported by a biomarker lead that heads an immuno team in which the required experts are present to execute the immuno strategy.

The Biomarker lead will be:

  • Responsible for maintaining excellent knowledge on immunology with emphasis on the fields relevant for vaccines

  • Defining the immune parameters that should be measured in human trials

  • Leading a multidisciplinary team that will provide go/no go and selection immune criteria for the next phase of clinical development

  • Expected to maintain excellent knowledge of competition and maintain appropriate network relationships with experts in the field

  • Responsible for the translation of preclinical data in expectations for clinical data

  • Responsible for the clinical immunological content of regulatory documents

  • Manages Biomarker scientists and project coordinators if applicable

  • A member of the Compound Development Team.


Education: PhD in (medical) biology or medicine on a research topic in Immunology.

Specific Knowledge: Excellent and state of the art knowledge of immunology relevant for vaccine development.

Experience: At least 2-5 years of experience working in an academic or biotechnology/pharmaceutical environment on immunological biomarkers.

Competences: Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in English. Excellent analytical skills. Problem solving oriented. Pro-active and “can do” mentality.

What’s in it for you…?

“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”

As an employee, we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth. Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Will you be our new colleague? Please visit, look for 1700206863W and apply online.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden-
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
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