Ass.R&D Project Leader, MSD, The Netherlands


Position title: Associate R&D Project Leader for Companion Animal Vaccines
Company name: MSD Animal Health
City: Boxmeer
Country: The Netherlands
Position description:
With more than 200 employees, the MSD Animal Health R&D division is involved in the (further) development and registration of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for animals. The R&D Companion Animals (CA) department, with around 20 employees, deals with the development and registration of vaccines for dogs, cats, horses and rabbits.

We are currently recruiting an:
Associate Project Leader R&D (Viral Vaccines Companion Animals)

In this position you will ultimately be responsible for the project-based development and refinement of viral CA vaccines with the aim of increasing the product range of MSD Animal Health. You will manage the projects assigned to you from pre-development to licensing, during which you will lead and coordinate the multidisciplinary project team whilst making a substantial scientific contribution to the research and development of the product. You will be conducting feasibility and development studies by organising and executing laboratory trials to determine the safety and efficacy of the vaccine candidate. This will require an excellent knowledge of the laboratory techniques involved and may spend, at least at the start, time in the laboratory learning the techniques. You will report all studies in a timely fashion and, if required, publish and present technical papers to internal and external audiences. Furthermore, you will also develop new production processes or test methods together with specialists in these fields. This role demands close cooperation with other research groups: Manufacturing, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs and Global Marketing. You will report to a senior project leader who will offer you close guidance and support.

Animal Health
Our Animal Health division is committed to protecting and improving animal health, welfare and performance. In close cooperation with veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments, we develop an unrivaled range of veterinary pharmaceutical products, vaccines and health management solutions and services. We are one of the first companies to focus on biological R&D for animal health.

Your profile
• A completed PhD program in life sciences (molecular virology, immunology) or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
• Art 9 accreditation or equivalent
• Work experience in virology molecular biology and immunology
• Experience with and proactive approach to GLP and SHE requirements
• Excellent command of the English language, oral and written
• Eligible to work in The Netherlands

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
• Bonus plan subject to the company annual results
• Flexible working arrangements

Company name: MSD Animal Health
Name: Jacqueline Pearce
Phone: 0031 485 58 7552
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