HLO Cell Biology / Biochemistry


As a mid-level cell biology analyst in our Human Biology research team, you will work on a variety of projects. The projects are primarily focused on cell biological issues concerning liver metabolism and human intestinal barrier function for pharmaceuticals and food ingredients, in healthy and diseased status, and the interaction with the microbiome. Many of the experiments are carried out in organ-on-a-chip and ex vivo liver projects. You will use various cellular, zoological and analytical techniques for this. You will work as part of a close-knit team of professionals in an open and informal culture.

Tasks associated with this role include:

  • Independently designing and executing experiments involving knowledge of and experience with one or more techniques, including tissue culture, cell culture (transfected cell lines, stem cells, spheroids/organoids, epithelial assays), perfusion systems, ELISA, and confocal fluorescence microscopy.
  • Analysing, processing and presenting experimental data.
  • Closely collaborating with the scientists who are ultimately responsible for the projects.
  • Advising scientists on the techniques to be used, design of procedures and analysis methods.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the field of cell biology and identifying new opportunities.
  • Safeguarding the quality of the execution of the work.


  • HLO graduate, preferably with a background in cell biology and/or biochemistry. Experience with growing stem cells or organ-on-a-chip systems would be a plus.
  • Motivated cell biology/biochemistry/zoology analyst with at least 5 years' work experience in this field.
  • Extensive knowledge of cell biological / biochemical techniques for in vitro and ex vivo models.
  • Experience in a GLP environment would be a plus.
  • You enjoy the challenge of working on state-of-the-art solutions together with colleagues.
  • Independent, enterprising, result-oriented and problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • A collaborative and informal work culture in a highly motivated and professional team.
  • Challenging projects in the field of food and pharmaceutical research.


Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

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Company profile

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

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Recruiter: Jeroen De Bie
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-114 57299
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debiejeroen

Hiring manager: Han Sandt, van de
Phone number: 08886 61833





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