Associate Project Leader R&D (Ruminants & Swine)

We are looking for innovative talent with a demonstrated ability to master new research areas and techniques. For our Animal Health location in Boxmeer we are currently recruiting an Associate Project Leader R&D (Ruminants & Swine)


We are looking for innovative talent with a demonstrated ability to master new research areas and techniques

For our Animal Health location in Boxmeer we are currently recruiting an Associate Project Leader R&D (Ruminants & Swine)

Welcome to our team
With more than 200 employees, our R&D division is involved in the (further) development and registration of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for animals. Our departments for Swine and Ruminant vaccines consist of global teams, with a total of 45 people located in Boxmeer, one of the world's largest animal health bioscience centers. We are organized into project teams responsible for the end-to-end research and development of vaccines, from feasibility studies to product licensure, as well as product life-cycle management thereafter. To strengthen our team, we are looking for an Associate Project Leader R&D.

Purpose of the role
In this position you will ultimately be responsible for the project-based development and refinement of bacterial vaccines with the aim of increasing and enhancing our product range for ruminants and swine. You will lead the projects assigned to you from pre-development to licensing whereby you lead and coordinate the multidisciplinary project team, but also make a substantial scientific contribution to the actual research and development. You will be conducting feasibility studies by organizing and executing laboratory trials and determination of safety and efficacy of the vaccine candidate. Of course, you make sure all study results are reported internally and as required publish and present technical papers to internal and external audiences. Furthermore, you will also develop new production processes or test methods together with specialists in these fields.

This role requires close collaboration with specialists in various areas including veterinary science, bacterial process development, vaccine formulation, manufacturing, bioinformatics, intellectual property, assay development, immunology, animal experimentation, pathology, regulatory affairs, and marketing. You report into a seasoned Project Leader who will offer you close guidance and support.


    Your profile

    • PhD in a bacteriological subject, preferably related to an infectious disease.
    • Article 9/FELASA C will be required.
    • Post-doc/industrial experience and/or a Veterinary degree is an advantage.
    • Excellent communication skills and a team player.
    • Excellent command of the English language, oral and written.
    • Eligible to work in The Netherlands.


    What we offer
    You start as a generalist and will gain increasing responsibilities. At first, we will offer you the opportunity to master all the ins and outs of our organization’s vaccine development projects. Depending on your personal development you will gradually gain more responsibility to the point that you will lead and execute your own projects. This role offers full responsibility through combining scientific excellence with project management. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

    • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance.
    • 35,5 days of leave.
    • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates.
    • Solid Pension Plan.
    • Annual bonus based on own and company performance.
    • Travel allowance for commuting.
    • Numerous trainings, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

    Company profile

    Animal Health
    Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

    Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

    What we look for …

    Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

    Location Boxmeer
    Associate Project Leader R&D (Ruminants & Swine)

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