Junior Research Assistant
Updated: 17 Mar 2023
Yacht Life Sciences has an opportunity for a Junior Research Assistant at a state-of-the-art Life Science innovation centre for the development of new product concepts for Specialized Nutrition. They create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers - infants, toddlers, elderly, and patients.
For the Gut-Brain & Neuroscience team, we are looking for a creative, critical, independent Junior Research Assistant, who would like to join the Gut-Brain & Neuroscience team. The pre-clinical team uses in vitro research to discover new nutritional concepts supporting neurological disabilities. As part of this team, you mainly will be working in our Life Sciences Laboratory on (primary) cell cultures, using immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.
- Bachelor Life Sciences (BSc) or MSc in Biology, Neuroscience/ (neuro-) immunology or related fields. This position is open for fresh graduates as well.
- You have (internship) experience to do experiments independently and experienced in doing (primary) cell cultures.
- You have relevant and demonstrable (internship) experience with immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis (High content imaging experience would be preferred).
- Experience in programming (python) and/or using image analysis software (e.g. ImageJ, Cell Profiler) is desirable.
- Perform data analysis using standard software packages (e.g. Excel, Graphpad) is desirable
- Excellent communication skills, with fluency in English
40 hours per week
Our client has worldwide R&D facilities and established a new research & innovation center at the Utrecht Science Park. You will work in a life sciences innovation center for the development of new product concepts for Baby Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. They create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients. Capitalizing on their numerous international pre-clinical and clinical collaborations, they aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms.