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Research Technicians Virology (1.0 FTE)

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    Utrecht University
    Medical sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    23/06/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Utrecht

As a research technician you will support research in a team that focuses on the development of antibodies/nanobodies and antiviral drugs targeting proteins from corona- and influenza viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Viruses constitute a major threat to economies and societies. Public health is particularly vulnerable to emerging pathogens that suddenly make their way into the human population. To effectively prevent or dampen future outbreaks, vaccines and antivirals need to be developed that broadly target members of virus families causing zoonotic infections in humans. Examples of viruses that have (re)emerged in the last 15 years include avian and swine influenza, and SARS- and MERS-coronaviruses.

With the aim to counteract future outbreaks, the Virology Section of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University participates in several (inter)national research programmes which explore novel approaches for development of intervention strategies that broadly target multiple members of influenza virus and coronavirus families.


We offer positions (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year. In case of good performance, extending the employment is a possibility. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,261 and €3,052 (scale 7 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including collective insurance schemes, an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

Selection process

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

Due to the coronavirus, interviews will be conducted by video calling and not in person.

Additional comments

For more information, please contact Xander de Haan (Associate Professor), via c.a.m.dehaan@uu.nl of 06 44 44 13 80, or contact Berend Jan Bosch (Associate Professor), via b.j.bosch@uu.nl or (030) 253 41 95 or Prof. dr. Frank van Kuppeveld, via F.J.M.vanKuppeveld@uu.nl. Please do not send your application letter to the e-mail addresses.

More information about our research can be found here.

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We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Technicians with an interest in virology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Experience with cloning, cell culture and and biochemistry (i.e. protein expression/purification) is a pre. As the Virology Section provides an international research environment, you should have good verbal and writing communication skills in English.

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Utrecht University
3512 JE
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