Scientist Immunology / Bacteriology

Location Leiden
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Ralph Looijen

Contact email:
Job ref: 11791
Published: 11 days ago

One of our leading Biotech clients has an opening for a Scientist Immunology/Bacteriology in Leiden. We are looking for someone with experience with designing and evaluating pre-clinical in-vivo mode.

The Bacterial Vaccine department is working on the discovery and early development of novel vaccines for bacterial infectious diseases.



  • State-of-the-art vaccine discovery, with subsequent in-vivo evaluation of vaccine candidates in animal models for immunogenicity and/or efficacy.
  • Establishing and optimizing manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluating the resulting clinical trial material in human clinical studies.
  • The development and implementation of new assays to measure immune responses of various bacterial vaccine candidates.
  • Close collaboration with other scientists and technicians in evaluating vaccine candidates.
  • Some supervision of the work of technicians is anticipated.



  • PhD in Biological/Medical sciences with strong immunology/bacteriology background.
  • Certified Animal experiments (art. 9 or comparable)
  • Experience with designing and evaluation of pre-clinical in vivo mode.
  • The role requires knowledge of immunological techniques such as:
    • ELISA
    • Killing assays
    • Electrochemiluminescence assays (ECL)
    • B- and T-cell ELISPOT
    • Proliferation assays
    • Cytokine release assays
    • Intracellular cytokine staining
    • FACS analysis
    • Cell culturing





12 months



If you are interested in the above description, please apply with your CV and a letter of motivation by clicking on the ‘apply’ button below.

PS: Did you also know that we offer a generous referral scheme, because great people know other great people, right?

For further information, please contact Ralph Looijen at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at