Research Scientist for Preclinical Studies

Wageningen University

Netherlands

Research Scientist for Preclinical Studies

Location Lelystad

We are looking for

Do you have a passion for research and do you want to work with enthusiastic colleagues? And do you, as an experienced veterinarian or biologist, want to conduct preclinical and clinical studies? Then we would like to talk to you!

Wageningen University & Research combines fundamental and applied knowledge to find solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy nutrition and living environment. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) in Lelystad focuses specifically on innovative research for government and industry in animal health and public health, such as vaccine development and diagnostic testing. At WBVR, 250 committed professionals work every day on achieving this goal, together achieving an annual turnover of 35 million euro.   
 
Within the framework of Veterinary Public Health, WBVR is increasingly performing contract research for veterinary and human biomedical companies. An important part of this research involves preclinical and clinical studies with virus infection models to study the efficacy of vaccines and antivirals, for example against SARS-CoV-2. These are studies in which virological knowledge is combined with veterinary, pathological and immunological knowledge and where work is done in teams.

Due to the increasing volume of contract research, WBVR wants to expand its workforce with a broadly deployable researcher/project leader (a veterinarian or biologist) with experience in virology/microbiology. The researcher will be deployed flexibly as a project leader on a variety of studies for various clients. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the acquisition of new research assignments.

Duties
  • Preparing, organising, conducting and reporting on pre-clinical and clinical studies on behalf of various clients.
  • Maintaining customer contacts and contributing to the acquisition of new research assignments.

We ask

Requirements for the candidate

  • You are a veterinarian, biologist or medical biologist.
  • You preferably have a PhD.
  • You have several years of experience with virological/microbiological research in infection models in vitro and in vivo.
  • You are proficient in Dutch and English.
  • You are customer-oriented and aware of your work environment.
  • You are enterprising and you pro-actively look for improvements and new challenges.
  • You are quality oriented and critical of your own work.
  • You have a flexible attitude.
  • You have good communication skills.
  • You are result-oriented and stress-resistant.
Because some of the work will take place in buildings with a specific biosafety classification, you will be subject to an additional quarantine restriction after leaving these buildings (based on EU regulations). This means that you will not be allowed to keep cloven-hoofed animals. You will also not be allowed to have contact with these animals or to visit poultry farms for 72 hours after working in such classified buildings.

We offer

What we offer:

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you participate in the activities organized on-line;
  • a fixed December bonus of 3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € maximum of € 5,183 gross per month based on a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 13 or 14). We are offering a position for 32-36 hours per week. Initially, this position concerns a fixed-term employment for 1 year, with the option of extension. WBVR is located in Lelystad, the Netherlands.
 
Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

Procedure
A pre-employment screening is part of the selection procedure. Upon commencement of employment we require you to present a Certificate of Good Conduct. Due to coronavirus control measures, the first interviews will conducted via Teams.

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Riks Maas, head of the Virology department, riks.maas@wur.nl, 0320-238891. 

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly via the application button next to the vacancy announcement on our website so that we can process your personal details with your permission.

Given our current gender balance, we strongly encourage female candidates to apply.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 8 March 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon after the closing date.

Equal opportunities 
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusive webpage. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

Wageningen University & Research combines fundamental and applied knowledge to find solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy nutrition and living environment. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) in Lelystad focuses specifically on innovative research for government and industry in animal health and public health, such as vaccine development and diagnostic testing. At WBVR, 250 committed professionals work every day on achieving this goal, together achieving an annual turnover of 35 million euro.  

Within the framework of Veterinary Public Health, WBVR is increasingly performing contract research for veterinary and human biomedical companies. An important part of this research involves preclinical and clinical studies with virus infection models to study the efficacy of vaccines and antivirals, for example against SARS-CoV-2. These are studies in which virological knowledge is combined with veterinary, pathological and immunological knowledge and where work is done in teams.

Due to the increasing volume of contract research, WBVR wants to expand its workforce with a broadly deployable researcher/project leader (a veterinarian or biologist) with experience in virology/microbiology. The researcher will be deployed flexibly as a project leader on a variety of studies for various clients. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the acquisition of new research assignments.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research.

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