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ID#:NL-ID-11    Posted: 4 Mar 2011
Scientist - Preclinical Immunology group (Vaccine Research)
Type of Position: Full-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Crucell is a global biotech company that focuses on the development, pro­duction and marketing of vaccines, recombinant proteins and antibodies to prevent and combat infectious and other diseases. Within Crucell talented, entrepreneurial people are working in a dynamic cul­ture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. In order to strengthen our team we are continuously looking for enthusiastic, talented people who have the ambition to develop themselves and can be of value to Crucell.
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The Immunology and Proof of Concept (IPOC) Team is part of the Innovation and Discovery Laboratory and focuses on the research and development of vaccines against infectious diseases.
Within the IPOC team, the Preclinical Immunology group evaluates the immunogenicity of potential vaccine candidates against infectious diseases in animal models.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with at least three years of working experience in immunology or/and vaccinology. The scientist will work in the preclinical evaluation of potential vaccine candidates. This will include immunological techniques such as ELISPOT, ELISA, FACS analysis, and other project specific readout systems. The scientist will be responsible for the coordination and execution of a research project in order to achieve the goal(s) that is defined for the project. Good skills in documentation, evaluating and reporting results, and writing DEC protocols, scientific documents/papers are required.

Areas of responsibility:
Areas of full responsibility:

  • Plan, manage and execute research projects 
  • Translate research goals into action and accomplish the research target(s)
  • Create intellectual property

Areas of Support:

  • Coaching of technicians and/or students 

Primary development areas (part of the training and career courses):

  • Job related courses on (novel) technology

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent level 
  • Art 9 certificated
  • Immunology/Vaccine Background
  • Scientific skills (knowledge, accuracy, autonomy etc)
  • Training skills
  • Experience in research project design
  • Communicative skills
  • Basic managing skills


The right candidate is flexible, accurate, shows initiative and is a team player.


For more information contact: Human Resources