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Intern - Life Sciences, Biochemistry - Bio Technology Solutions Analytics

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Are you looking for an internship where you are free to take initiative? Would you like to experience working in one of the biggest multinationals in the pharmaceutical industry? We are looking for a MSc or fourth-year HBO student in the field of life sciences who is searching for a challenging internship in our innovative company!

Your internship project
As an intern you are responsible for the development of a multiplex immunoassay to simultaneously measure six antigens in one of our multivalent vaccines using the Luminex bead technology. Currently, these six different antigens are measured by individual ELISA assays, which is elaborate and time-consuming. Luminex bead technology allows for simultaneous measurement of multiple antigens in one assay. We have shown proof of principle with six antigens in one assay. We are in the final stage of test development to replace the current ELISAs by this multiplex Luminex assay.

Your responsibilities

  • Supporting validation of a multiplex assay for 6 antigens

  • Performing Luminex bead-couplings

  • Showing proof of principle of a new multiplex assay

  • Comparing performance of the multiplex assay to individual ELISA assays

  • Providing a fresh perspective within the department: your opinion matters.

The above-mentioned responsibilities are an indication of what you will be doing after proper onboarding and initial learning and development. This provides you with the opportunity to learn and hereafter perform tasks independently. In consultation with your supervisor, you could take on additional tasks and responsibilities.

Who are you?

  • A fourth-year HBO or MSc student in the field of Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences

  • You are familiar with immunoassays, analytical tests and/or biochemical assays, including ELISA

  • You are enthusiastic about working in the lab, with a team

  • You are searching for an internship where you get the freedom to show initiative

  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of the Dutch language (spoken and written) is a pre

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

What we offer:
Being an intern at our company means you will work together with a team on healthcare in an international environment. As a student, you will get the opportunity to develop yourself. In addition, we offer:

  • The possibility to gain experience within the pharmaceutical industry

  • The chance to show your potential

  • A challenging and dynamic work environment with lots of space to develop yourself

  • Professional guidance by an experienced specialist

  • A placement fee of € 500,- gross per month (based on a 40-hour week)

Welcome in our team!
Are you enthusiastic about this internship? Apply today and become a part of our team!
You will work in the BTS-Analytics team which is part of the Bio Technology Solutions (BTS) department within Animal Health. We have 7 members in our team, two of which are involved in multiplex assay development. Our team mainly provides in-line test support to the Quality Control (QC) sites in Europe. This internship assignment is supported by QC Boxmeer, for which the multiplex assay is being developed.

Animal Health

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

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life , Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .




We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


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Requisition ID: R265983

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