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Associate Scientist – Global Poultry R&D Job

Date: Nov 7, 2017

Location: Boxmeer, NB, NL

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: RES002017

The global Poultry R&D department is looking for an enthusiastic new team member to support our viral vaccine development projects.

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.

As an Associate Scientist you will be working in a project team in one or more research projects for the development of virological vaccines and you will report to a project leader. You will be involved in test development and the set-up and performance of studies.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning, execution and reporting of (animal) studies.

  • Development and performance of new in-vitro or in-vivo test methods or production processes with the focus on virological, molecular biological, immunological or cell biological techniques.

  • Growth, quantification and characterization of viruses using in-vitro and in-vivo test systems.

  • Maintain contacts with involved departments (production, quality and animal research departments).

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

  • Interacting closely with fellow scientists within own and other departments.

Desired skills & experience

  • A Bachelor degree (HLO) or Master degree in the subject area with minimal 1 year of laboratory experience.

  • Experience in laboratory techniques associated within the areas of immunology, virology, or cell biology.

  • Affinity with vaccine development.

  • Proactive approach to GLP and SHE requirements.

  • Good communication and documentation skills.

  • Excellent team player.

About MSD
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.

MSD Inventing for Life

For more information, visit our website:

MSD Animal Health develops and produces vaccines and pharmaceutical specialties for livestock, companion animals and fish. We have offices in more than 50 countries, sell our products in over 140 markets and operate in a network of manufacturing sites and research and development facilities around the world. Within MSD Animal Health, we are always seeking innovative talents that focus on constant improvement of our products and the way we work. We’re looking for new colleagues who are entrepreneurs and result driven. But not only results matter; how you achieve these results is crucial to be successful within MSD Animal Health as well. MSD Animal Health leads the way in veterinary pharmaceuticals.

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

A good place to work
MSD is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators. MSD always seeks ‘best-in-class’ employees at all levels. We expect a lot from our people and MSD has a lot to offer them as well. Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what MSD values and rewards most. If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, MSD will be a good place for you to work. We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people. MSD gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Marielle van Hulten, Geo Head Poultry Biologicals R&D on phone number +31 485 58 7172

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

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