Scientist Molecular Bioassay group

Location Leiden, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Gemma Dozy

Contact email:
Job ref: 10851
Published: about 1 month ago

At the moment I am looking for a Scientist  Molecular Bioassay for one of our biotech clients in Leiden. This role will work on the Covid-19 vaccine. It regards a 1 year contract, however extension is highly expected.

Our department

The Molecular and Bioassay (MBA) team is a young and dynamic group (35 team members), which is part of Analytical Development (AD), responsible for developing methods to characterize our vaccines. Together, we use biological- and chemical technologies to assess quantity, potency, purity, and identity characteristics of our products. We have a pivotal role between the regulatory authorities, quality unit and process development.


We are looking for a scientist who:

  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and contributing to method development knowledge of the team as a whole.
  • Actively shares expertise in technologies such as ELISA, (q)PCR, cell culture-based assays and/or NGS.
  • Aims to shape the life cycle management up to and including validation of methods for release and characterization of our vaccine
  • Acts as a technical lead to strengthen our product development strategy.
  • Has strong capabilities to collaborate with scientists across multiple disciplines.
  • Takes ownership as author in the preparation of presentations, documents for regulatory filing and patents.


  • The perfect candidate will have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) with 1-5 years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant field of cell-based or molecular assays, life sciences and/ or virology.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry or ICH method development or GMP is highly preferable.
  • The candidate demonstrates strong leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • You have a critical attitude and value accuracy in the execution of your work and that of others.  


  • Flexible, sooner the better


1 year


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

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