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Intern - Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences - BTS Analytics

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated fourth-year, HBO or last year WO Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences 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 BTS Analytics department where you will have the freedom and space for your own initiative.

Intern - Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences - BTS Analytics

Welcome to our team

The BTS Analytics department is an essential hub in our organization. This department is focused on providing 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. The team consists of 7 employees, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience. The team works closely with other departments within the company to achieve the stated goals.

Your internship assignment

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

  • Supporting transfer of 96-wells format to 384-wells format

  • 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 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 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

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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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


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Job Posting End Date: 12/12/2024

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Requisition ID: R291728

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