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We are looking for a motivated third-year or fourth-year HBO or MSc student Life Sciences or related 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 Bioprocess Technology and Solutions (BTS) department where you will have the freedom and space for your own initiative.


Intern – Life Sciences or related – Bioprocess Technology and Solutions


Welcome to our team

The BTS department is an essential hub in our organization. This department is focused on scaling up a production process since it’s a department between R&D and production. The team consists of +/- 45 employees, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in bioprocessing. 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 further developing our production process for BRSV antigen (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus). With your help we will test the robustness of the process and further optimize the process where possible. You will also explore the applicability of alternative culture media that are free of components from animal origin. You will be setting up experiments independently and using or developing various analytical methods to help you with the research. You will be part of a project team that is supported from various departments at our company.


Your responsibilities

• Testing and optimizing the manufacturing process of BRSV using several bioprocess and analytical techniques, for example cell & virus culture in shaker flasks and bioreactor, cell counting, metabolite analyses and virus titration.

• Accurate data collection, reporting and presenting the observations to the team.

• You will actively participate in the team and give your opinion on our projects, beyond your internship assignment.

• 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.


What is required

• A third-year or fourth-year HBO or MSc student Life Sciences or related

• You are familiar with various microbiology and cell biology techniques

• You are searching for an internship where you have the freedom to take initiative

• You are fluent in Dutch or English

• You are available for a period of 6 months for 5 days a week.

project/internship assignment


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

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