Junior Project Leader Job

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Boxmeer, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: RES002249

Do you have a PhD in the area of virology, immunology or molecular biology and experience in running animal studies.
Do you want to be part at a global health care leader with a diversified in animal health products? We would like to meet you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Project Leader to support our virological vaccine development projects at the MSD Animal Health site in Boxmeer



Purpose of the role:
As Project leader you will be responsible for several feasibility, pre-development and/or development projects for virological vaccines.



Welcome in our Team:

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 a junior project leader (senior 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.


Main responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional project team(s) for vaccine development projects

  • Supervise scientists and manage development

  • Function as Study Director for animal experiments

  • Responsible for directing development and validation of laboratory methods and techniques

  • Establish efficient collaboration with internal customers in other departments (Regulatory, Marketing, Quality Control and Assurance, Manufacturing) with the goal of developing poultry vaccines

  • Establish relationships with external collaborators like Contract Research Organizations, Universities and Institutes to support project development and enhance the Poultry R&D project portfolio

  • Support other departments when technical issues arise in the areas of poultry vaccine manufacturing, testing or performance in the field

Your profile:
-A PhD in the area of virology, immunology or molecular biology
-Proven ability to maintain an overview of projects
-Proven ability to meet critical timelines
-Strong communication, negotiation, problem solving skills
-Fluent in English and excellent writing skills
-Excellent team-player
-Experience in running animal studies



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 and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus

  • 35,5 days of leave

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates

  • Solid Pension Plan

  • MSD Incentive Plan

  • Travel allowance for commuting

  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development



About us
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. 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.




Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. 

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