Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Boxmeer, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: RES002244

Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s life? Are you enthusiastic about supporting our vaccine development projects?


We have an exciting opportunity for an
(Associate) Scientist – Global Poultry R&D



About the role
As an (Associate) Scientist you will be working in a project team in one or more research projects for the development of poultry vaccines and you will report to a project leader. You will be involved in test development and the design and performance of (animal) studies.




  • Participate in one or more of our virological, bacteriological or parasitic research and development projects for poultry vaccines

  • Planning, execution and reporting of studies in collaboration with a project leader

  • Design, development and validation of new in-vitro or in-vivo test methods

  • Maintain contacts with other departments involved in the vaccine development (production, quality control and animal research departments)

  • Running studies according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Safety Health and Environment (SHE) compliance requirements

  • Interacting closely with team members within own and other departments



Welcome in our team
The Animal Health R&D organization for the development of biologicals is organized in five Species groups (Aquatic, Companion Animals, Poultry, Ruminants and Swine) and Discovery and Technology (D&T).

The Poultry Biologicals R&D department has global responsibility for the development of new vaccines for chickens. We develop inactivated, live, and genetically modified vaccines for all regions in the world. The team is based in Europe and in the US and we are now looking for an (associate) scientist to be based in our research facility in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.
As part of our global team, you will have the opportunity to work in a team of talented and dedicated colleagues.


What we offer
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive

  • Competitive salary

  • 35,5 days of leave

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates

  • Solid Pension Plan

  • Bonus plan subject to the company annual results

  • Flexible working arrangements

Your profile

  • A Bachelor degree (HLO) or Master degree in the subject area

  • Experience in laboratory techniques in the areas of virology, molecular biology, or bacteriology

  • Affinity or experience with vaccine development

  • Experience with GLP and SHE requirements is an advantage

  • Good communication and documentation skills

  • Excellent team player



Are you the candidate we are looking for? We would like to meet you! Apply today. Please click on the button below. Dou you have questions? Let us know! Please contact Marielle van Hulten, Head of Global Poultry R&D 0485 587172

The closing date will be the 1st of March.



About us
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

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