Pre-clinical Scientist

The Netherlands-based Intravacc is one of the world’s leading institutes for translational vaccinology. As an established independent CDMO organization with many years of experience in the development and optimization of vaccines and vaccine technologies, Intravacc has transferred its technology all over the globe, including oral polio vaccines, measles vaccines, and DPT, Hib and influenza vaccines.

We design and develop vaccines, improve production processes for vaccines and prepare drug substances to enable pre-clinical and clinical studies at cGMP-level under our Vaccine Development Pathway or VDP process. Intravacc collaborates with universities, government institutions, biotech and pharma companies world-wide


The position

The Clinical Development Department develops, analyses and tests vaccine concepts against various disease such as  COVID-19, gonorrhea, enteroviruses and recently also as therapeutic option against various tumors in preclinical and clinical research (up to phase 1/2a). Intravacc focusses on translational research in which early clinical phases are crucial. The current SARS-COV2 pandemic underscores once again the importance of vaccines development. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated preclinical scientist with extensive experience and knowledge of the design and coordination of preclinical research in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry and/or academia.


Core responsibilities

As Preclinical Scientist you are responsible for the design, content and progress of activities needed for the preclinical testing of novel vaccines developed by Intravacc and its partners. You act as point of contact for external parties such as CROs and/or academic parties and may also be involved in the writing of grant applications and project proposals for external clients such as the pharmaceutical industry. You initiate and coordinate preclinical research in various internal project teams and are involved from the start. Furthermore you are also responsible for the coordination and execution of preclinical studies at various CROs as study sponsor including the coordination of the analysis of samples. And you are responsible for reporting and publication of preclinical studies from Intravacc, In this way you contribute to the development of novel and improved vaccines.


  • A PhD in biological/medical studies with a focus on immunology and/or oncology;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a postdoctoral position or industry after completion of your PhD;
  • Experience with biotechnological research in vaccines and/or immunotherapy in industry is an advantage;
  • Experience with preparations for a phase 1/ 2 study is an advantage;
  • You are analytical and able to function independently in an environment with various stakeholders and complex project teams;
  • You are a team player who organizes studies independently and is a pro-active driver for results within the timelines and project plan;
  • You have good editing, written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • You have an article 9 or equivalent certificate.


A long term position with initial employment for 1 year. We offer a good salary, dependent on education and experience, including 8% holiday allowance and  an additional 8.3 % End of Year payment.



For further information about the position you can contact Dr Jetta Bijlsma, Director Clinical Development, E-mail:; tel: +3130-7920436.



Are you looking for a challenging new position in a bio-pharmaceutical environment? Working together with 150 dedicated colleagues? This might be the job for you! Please send your résumé and a covering letter stating why you wish to join us to Don`t wait too long, because the vacancy will close as soon as we have found the right candidate.


Internal candidates are preffered.

No agencies, please.





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