Leiden | HBO/WO | Life Sciences | 2+ yrs experience | ELISAAbout the organisation The 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 characterisation 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 optimisation of novel innovative methodologies aiming at increasing the efficacy of current and future vaccines.Your new role You 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 characterisation, 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. Your profileHLO or University degree (BSc/MSc) in a relevant discipline such as biochemistry, life sciences, or related fieldsMinimal 2 years of relevant experiencePrevious experience in cell culture, transfection, molecular cloning, protein purification and characterisation methods (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, FACS, a.o.) is preferable.Capable of planning, organising and executing his or her own work independently. Apply now!If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.