Pharming Group N.V.

Research Associate Analytical Development - Leiden

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Active since 25-08-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Leiden Level -
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary -


Pharming Group N.V. develops innovative protein therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. As the Company further develops, its legal complexity will be increasing thus requiring strengthening of its legal functions.


At this moment, the company is composed for further science, technology and new product development and commercial roll-out. The company is small (approx. 130 employees, based international) and entrepreneurial. The Research Assistant Analytical Development must fit in this organizational culture where integrity, entrepreneurship and flexibility are core competencies.

Overall purpose of the job

Within the R&D department as part of the Analytical Development group you will be responsible for developing, qualifying and transfer of methods necessary for release and stability studies of new products. Furthermore, you are involved in protein characterization projects, troubleshooting activities and in the analysis of samples for Process Development. For this job you need to have strong technical and creative skills.

Main general duties and responsibilities

  • Development and qualification of (biochemical) assays (e.g. ELISA, HPLC, electrophoresis, blotting).
  • Characterization of proteins.
  • Contribute to troubleshooting with respect to analytical methods, and initiate improvements.
  • Testing of samples for Process Development and review/summarization of results and ensures high-quality of the work.
  • Writing / updating Standard Operating Procedures and the supporting documentation.
  • Able to interpret results independently and to write development and qualification reports with conclusions and recommendations.


  • Minimal bachelor in (medical) biology, biochemistry or bio pharmacy
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the (bio) pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with biochemical and immunological methods such as ELISA, SDS-PAGE, protein determination and immunoblot
  • Experience in the development and qualification of biochemical and/or immunological assays
  • Experience in working on characterization of proteins
  • Knowledge of cGMP
  • Knowledge of relevant guidelines
  • Strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written

More information

For more information concerning this position please send an e-mail to


Please apply via our website or attn. Mrs Esther Prikker-Paats.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Medical / Health
Region Zuid-Holland
Keywords research, R&D, pharma, analytical, development

Contact information

Name Esther Prikker-Paats