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We are looking for a motivated fourth-year HBO Life Science/Microbiology student! Do you want to know what it’s like to be part of one of the largest multinational companies in the pharmaceutical industry? We offer an internship opportunity within our Swine and Ruminants R&D department where you will have the freedom and space for your own initiative.


Intern – Microbiology- Swine and Ruminants R&D department


Welcome to our team

The Swine and Ruminants R&D department is an essential hub in our organization. This department is focused on vaccine development for large farm animals. The team consists of 65 employees, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in vaccine development. The team works closely with other departments within the company to achieve the stated goals.


Your internship assignment

As an intern, you will be responsible for the development and validation of an antigenic mass AlphaLISA for the quantification of Porcine Parvo Virus and a serological test (AlphaLISA) to measure antibodies against Porcine Parvo Virus. Both tests are required for the development of a new intradermal vaccine.


Your responsibilities

Development of an antigenic mass AlphaLISA for Porcine Parvo virus.
Development of an AlphaLISA test to measure antibodies against Porcine Parvo Virus.
If time allows, validation of both tests
Providing a fresh perspective to the department by sharing your opinion
The described tasks form the basic package and will often be performed independently after a proper training and learning period. These tasks may be supplemented with other projects and/or tasks on your own initiative or at the request of the organization, e.g. participate in other aspects of vaccine development.


What is required

You must be a fourth-year HBO Life Sciences/Microbiology student (or related study)
Familiarity with ELISA techniques
Excellent Dutch and/or English communication skills, both written and verbal
Available for a period of 5-6 months for 5 days per week.
What we offer

Interning at our company means working together with your team towards health in an international work environment. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experts and learn from them. In addition, we offer:

The chance to gain experience in the pharmaceutical industry
An opportunity to showcase yourself for potential opportunities after your internship period
A challenging and dynamic work environment with plenty of room for personal development and initiative
Good guidance from an experienced specialist
A gross monthly internship allowance of €500,- based on a 40-hour workweek
Animal Health Division

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in animal healthcare. We are committed to preserving and improving the health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. As a global team of professionals, we work together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food chain. We also have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.


By being dedicated to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we provide veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, and governments with one of the broadest ranges of animal health products, vaccines, and solutions and services for health management. Additionally, we deliver a comprehensive range of digitally connected identification, traceability, and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and extensive R&D capabilities and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, and our products are available in approximately 150 markets.

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