Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Rotterdam


The company

Our client is a professional Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology organisation, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands. They are committed to developing first-in-class or best-in-class vaccines for some of the world’s most life-threatening infectious diseases. They partner with many of the world’s leading experts, academic and clinical institutions and other pharmaceutical companies for the development of vaccines against, for example, Ebola and HIV. At this company, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points.

Role description

The sub-unit vaccine design team focuses on the design, development and evaluation of novel vaccines. The group covers the development stage starting from protein design and in vitro characterization of proteins and novel vaccine platforms. Later preclinical testing of vaccine leads is performed in close collaboration with preclinical evaluation team. The focus lies on the design of candidate vaccines and development and optimization of novel innovative methodologies aiming at increasing the efficacy of current and future vaccines.


The Technician will be part of a creative team responsible for the design, production and in vitro evaluation of novel protein vaccine leads. Work will be performed under supervision of a (senior) scientist and will include a.o. cloning and protein expression, purification of proteins, biochemical and biophysical characterization, functional and stability studies etc. Based on the results of these studies the best leads will be selected for immunological evaluation and further development towards novel vaccines.


• HLO or University degree (BSc/MSc) in a relevant discipline such as biochemistry, life sciences, or related fields
• Minimal 2 years of demonstrable relevant experience
• Previous experience in cell culture, transfection, molecular cloning, protein purification and characterization methods (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, FACS, a.o.) is preferable.

Other information

This will be a position for 6 months to cover a maternity leave.

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Cees Roffelsen.

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