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Clinical Immunology Sourcing Associate

Job description

Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Clinical Immunology Sourcing Associate at the Clinical Immunology (CI) department of Janssen Vaccines in Leiden.

The CI departmental support team is responsible for the outsourcing strategy and contracting for Immuno assays for Vaccine programs. Building good relationships with Immuno labs and collaboration with other roles in CI to successfully outsource activities is key. In addition, the group is responsible for conducting and overseeing feasibility and qualification of clinical Sample Processing Laboratories (SPLs) as requested by the Global Clinical Operations department (GCO) both in an insourced and outsourced model.

Job responsibilities:

  • Perform feasibility and qualification of Global SPLs on request of GCO (e.g. review data, request training, give on-site training on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC isolation) and manage CRO’s performing these tasks
  • Ensure a sufficient quality of isolated PBMCs before qualification of the SPLs  
  • Managing the setup of vendor contracts with procurement in a timely manner
  • Function as Point of Contact for vendors to obtain Scope of Works, PO management and be involved as needed in issue escalations.
  • Build and maintain internal relationships (Global Development & Procurement) with and external relationships (Immuno labs and SPL’s)
  • Build and maintain an internal and external networks to optimize the feasibility and qualification process for SPL’s

Areas of Support:

  • Training of SPL personnel on PBMC isolation by advising and/or on-site trainings
  • Process improvement 
  • Support vendor RFP & governance processes
  • Participate in Technical visits or regular vendor F2F meetings
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Over de werkgever

Information about the company

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

In their organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. They 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 a beautiful city of Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Terms of Employment

We offer a challenging position which allows you to work in a dynamic and international environment, ensuring diversity in your work and creating plenty of opportunities for personal development. This concerns a full-time secondment contract for 1 year (extension is possible).

We will offer a competitive benefit package in line with the seniority of the position (salary between 3500 and 4500 euro gross per 4-week period).

You will become a member of a strong professional network who shares your education, ambitions and competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues and become a member of the YACHT network, which stretches the Life Science industry. You will be challenged by your peers and will be able to follow courses and training via our Yacht Academy and keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date: boosting your career through personal and scientific growth. 


Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master in biological/ medical sciences 
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech and/or CRO
  • Laboratory work experience with PBMC isolation
  • Vendor management experience
  • Experience with process improvement (Lean, 5S)
  • Fluency in English



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