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ViroSpot MN assay, a novel tool for antigenic characterization of influenza viruses and serology.
The ViroSpot assay platform is currently available for influenza virus and RSV, and under development for multiple other viral targets.

Virology Contract Research Laboratory

Specialized team of scientists

BSL 2 & BSL 3 Facilities

Large Scale Diagnostic Services

Specialized Consultancy Services

NEWS

ViroSpot MN assay, a novel tool for antigenic characterization of influenza viruses and serology.
The ViroSpot assay platform is currently available for influenza virus and RSV, and under development for multiple other viral targets.

Vacancy

Are you looking for a challenging position within Clinical Virology? Are you motivated to achieve and eager to learn? Then we might have a vacancy for you! Currently we are looking for a:

 

Assay Development and Validation Specialist

Tasks

We are looking for an bioanalytical assay development and validation specialist who has experience with cell-based and serological assays in the fields of virology and anti-viral immune responses. In this position, you will be involved in the development, qualification and validation process of assays and the transition of the assays from R&D to the production phase, as guided by the Bioanalytical Assay Implementation and Regulatory Specialist in the production department. As such, you will be working in the R&D department of Viroclinics Biosciences, which currently consists of a director, 2 managers, and a core team of technicians. You will be working at the Rotterdam Science Tower, where our head office is based.

The following tasks will be a part of your responsibilities:

  • Translate internal and external questions on assay development and validation into project proposals;
  • Write technical protocols and reports related to assay development and validation;
  • Ensure that development and validation procedures are consistent with current industry and regulatory requirements, in collaboration with the Bioanalytical Assay Implementation and Regulatory Specialist;
  • Perform the necessary statistical analyses to ensure the correct level of confidence is reached;
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the process of assay transfer from R&D to the production phase;
  • Evaluate assay performance with a focus on technical aspects and provide recommendations for improvements where necessary;
  • Provide coaching and training and guidance on aspects of assay development and validation;
  • Act as a major contact during regulatory and third party audits.

Personal competences

We are looking for a colleague with the following skills and competences:

  • MSc or PhD in Life Sciences;
  • Experience with development and validation of cell-based and serological assays, including virus titration, virus neutralization, ELISA, ELISPOT/Fluorospot, in singleplex and multiplex formats;
  • Expertise with relevant statistical methods for assay validation;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements for setting up assays meeting FDA and EMA requirements and matching assay grade with customers clinical trials in different stages of clinical development (phase 1-4);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as independently;
  • Excellent IT skills, primarily Office (Word, PowerPoint Excel), LIMS and document control software packages;
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in response to unexpected opportunities or risks.

Terms of employment

Assay Development and Validation Specialist is a new position for 32-40 hours a week. We offer you a salary that corresponds with your education, experience and our company policy. We offer you a one-year contract with the possibility of extension and a permanent contract upon good performance. Furthermore, you will receive 8% holiday allowance and travel allowance. 

Viroclinics-DDL is committed to the development of its employees. You will have access to general  and job related training courses. In consultation with your supervisor, we will provide you with the opportunity to join external courses and training.

Company Profile

Working at Viroclinics-DDL means working for a leading laboratory where samples of various viruses are analyzed. We are specialized in serological, virological and molecular assays and we work with many different viruses, such as: SARS-CoV-2, Rabies, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis viruses (HBV and HCV), Respiratory infections (RSV, Rhinovirus, Influenza virus), Herpesviruses (CMV, EBV, VZV, HSV), Poliovirus. 

Our clients are global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Viroclinics-DDL is known for delivering top quality through our extensive virological knowledge.

With more than 300 employees we are working on global vaccine and antiviral development programs. You will be joining a diverse, social, dynamic and highly motivated team of professionals. Our facility are located at Rotterdam, Rijswijk and Schaijk. We are always looking for new talent to expand our team of professionals. If we have raised your interest in joining our team, please feel free to contact us!

 

To apply fort his position

Would you like to be a part of our R&D team as Assay Development and Validation Specialist? Please send your CV and motivation letter to Madri Singh, Corporate Recruiter, via recruitment@viroclinics.com. For further information about the vacancy, please contact us at +31657389380.

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