DSP operator Vaccine Pilot Plant

DSP operator vaccines


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client Janssen Vaccines & Prevention we are searching for a DSP operator Vaccine Pilot Plant.

  • HBO
  • DSP
  • GMP
  • Operator
  • Process

Would you like to be directly involved in the fight against global disease and pandemics? Then keep reading!
As operator DSP, you will be primarily responsible for the cGMP production of CTM material, as requested by the organisation. Apart from production operations you will be updating documentation, be responsible for predefined process steps (Bioreactor process, Clarification, UFDF, AEX) and the state of related equipment. Next to these core tasks small improvements and innovative projects will be a stable part of your daily work package. The department constantly strive for improvement using Process Excellence tools such as "Lean Manufacturing". You will also be tasked to do data management, acute problem solving, and many other small and diverse tasks. As the job entails team work within a diverse and global organisation, we require good communications skills in English.


For this role, we are looking for candidates with a BSc. degree in Microbiology or Life Sciences (MSc. and PhD. candidates will not be considered). At least 2 years of experience as process technician or pilot plant operator in a cGMP environment is required. Are you quality minded, do you like troubleshooting and do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Are you fluent is at least the English language? Then we are looking for you!


Contract for at least one year. Work during office hours with some monitoring work 2 to 3 weekend days per quarter.
Salary: > 2650
Days of leave: 36
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy

Company profile

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is part of Johnson & Johnson, one of the biggest and most respected health care companies in the world. They are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Their teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of novel vaccines to prevent some of the most devastating and complex infectious diseases. These range from respiratory infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and pathogens of global concern, such as Ebola and COVID-19.
In this organization, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are of crucial importance. They are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Janssen. The offices of Janssen Vaccines & Prevention are located in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Drug Substance Operations (DSO) has a GMP manufacturing facility at the Bioscience park in Leiden where we proudly produce groundbreaking medicines against diseases that have a global impact, such as HIV, RSV and Ebola. This is the place where we first produced the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine material that was developed in-house by Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. and used to combat the global pandemic.
DSO is the department where Clinical Trial Material (CTM) is produced for new cutting edge vaccines that are in clinical testing Phases 1 to 3. The DSO production process is at pilot scale (50L) under GMP conditions and is executed by two main teams. Upstream processing is performed by the I-team and downstream processing by the D-team. Each team consists of about eleven diverse persons led by a Supervisor. In our department a position is available for an Assistant Scientist (DSP operator) that will be trained to perform the production of batches of CTM vaccines.


Interested? Send us (CLS Services) a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form.
Location Leiden
DSP operator Vaccine Pilot Plant

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