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People don’t come to PRA to witness the future of clinical development. They come to shape it.


Do you have a Master’s or PhD degree with a laboratory background and at least several years of experience with flow cytometry/FACS assays? Do you see method development as a challenge in which you can excel in your knowledge? PRA Health Sciences is looking for a Scientist for their Early Development Services division in Assen, The Netherlands.


Scientist flow cytometry (32-40 hours) in Assen, the Netherlands


The Early Development Services (EDS) division of PRA is a global leader in providing early-phase clinical research and bioanalytical services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With a reputation built on excellence, quality and professionalism, we work with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, performing clinical research and bioanalytical trials on many of the most advanced experimental drugs and biologics in development today. Employees of EDS are enthusiastic and dedicated and work in a dynamic, informal organization.


One of the units of PRA EDS is the Bioanalytical Laboratory, located in Assen (The Netherlands) and Lenexa (Kansas, US). The Bioanalytical Laboratory performs analysis of (new) drugs and biomarkers in biological samples from (pre-) clinical studies world-wide using different techniques, such as LC-MS, ELISA, and flow cytometry. Many of the applied analytical methods are developed and validated in-house or transferred from sponsors.


What will your role be as the Scientist Flow Cytometry?

The Scientist is a part of the Laboratory Science Department, in the team that focuses on flow cytometry. The department monitors the technical and scientific level of the laboratory methods and is responsible for the design, supervision, execution and reporting of laboratory research projects. As a  Scientist, your primary function is development of methods, and you will play an important role in the supervision of method validations.


You will:

  • Develop assays independently and with team interaction and find new scientific approaches to method development
  • Supervise method development and method validation on the lab floor, where you work in project team with technicians and project managers
  • Communicate with team members and management regarding project status, purpose, scheduling, problems, etc.
  • As a member of the Science Dept. participate in challenging scientific projects for continuous improvement in quality, efficiency, methodology
  • Review and approval of data from other scientists, data gathered during analysis of clinical samples


What do you bring as Scientist Flow Cytometry? 

  • Master’s or PhD degree within (bio)medical field
  • You are an expert in method development of flow cytometry/FACS assays
  • Experience in regulated bioanalysis
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (or willing to become fluent in Dutch)


We offer you:

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent working environment in our state-of-the-art laboratory in Assen, the Netherlands. As this is an office-based role, we welcome you to discover the beauty of the Northern part of our country. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.


Apply for the position: 

If you are interested in a dynamic job and career, please send us your application letter and resume in English. Please note that you can upload 1 document when applying through our company website. Closing date for applications is: Sunday 5th of November 2017


Contact information:

If you require further information please contact Wytske Bijma, staff recruiting consultant on +31 50 40 22 222. 

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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