R&D Scientist Virology/Immunology

16-3-2018 beerse
company profile

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job description

Janssen ID&V and discovery sciences are looking for an innovative, passionate and experienced researcher to join our team in Beerse. The successful candidate will have a background in HIV research and can demonstrate expertise in Immunology, primary cell isolation, cell culture and a broad range of functional assays with primary human cells. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

•Contribute to various projects within the Infectious Diseases and discovery sciences department by proposing novel and actionable ideas, aligned with internal and external scientific strategies and demands
•Independently design and execute various types of cell-based assays
•Demonstrate creative and analytical capabilities to interpret, troubleshoot and report on complex data
•Analyze and document experimental data in laboratory notebooks and assist in the preparation of SOPs, study reports, patents and publications as required
•Keep up-to-date on literature related to his/her field in support of research and assay development
•Keep up-to-date on the most recent technical advances in the field of human primary cell-based assays
•Present scientific data to colleagues and assist in the preparation of internal and external presentations to senior management
•Maintain amnis image flowcytometer.

your contribution


-Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant discipline (HIV research, cell biology or related discipline)
-Very good theoretical knowledge and practical experience of culturing cell lines and primary cells, and cellular immune assays
-Some experience in a high-quality academic, biotech or pharmaceutical environment

-Expertise in virology/Immunology is desirable
-some knowledge and hands-on experience in flow cytometry is a plus
-Experience with FACSDIVA and FlowJo software for data analysis is a merit
-Experience with immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and ELISPOT and other readouts of antigen-specific immune responses are a strong plus
-Basic statistical knowledge is desired
-Additional experience in standard molecular and cell biology techniques are a strong plus

Personal skills:
-Ability to rapidly learn and apply techniques
-Strive for technical perfection
-Flexibility (tolerate changes in priorities/directions)
-Sense of urgency (self-motivation)
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, with ability to interact and communicate with different project leaders
-Fluency in English (both written and spoken)

what do we offer?

You are flexible and you will receive a lot in return. You will get an attractive salary package with extra benefits:
- group insurance,
- hospitalization,
- meal vouchers,
- representation costs
- training, ...

research and development (m/f)
employment type
full time, freelance
contract type
long term contracts
your Randstad Professionals contact
Annemie Ackermans
annemie_ackermans@professionals.randstad.be 032002801

branch information
HR Center Berchem
Posthofbrug 10