Coordinator animal-free innovations

Coordinator animal-free innovations

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20 May 18 Jul Rijswijk

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Do you see it as a challenge to spot new possibilities for animal-free methods, to set up interdisciplinary connections and to develop new scientific studies in this field, within our institute which has a lot of knowledge on research with primates?

Job description

If the answer is yes, you may be the person we are looking for. 

BPRC has various animal models for serious debilitating diseases. Our challenge is to develop laboratory animal-free models for these conditions. BPRC has ample experience in the field of 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement). In order to strengthen knowledge and development in the field of animal-free methods within the BPRC, we are looking for a coordinator animal-free innovations.

As a coordinator you further expand opportunities for already existing laboratory animal -free innovations, and look for new animal-free techniques of importance for the research that is done within BPRC. You’ll report directly to our director. You’ll be a member of our council, which coordinates organizational policies with our managing board and all department heads. You provide scientific direction and ensure a fruitful collaboration and cross-fertilization with all other research departments. 


Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)


Who we are looking for 

We are looking for a candidatewith proven scientific and managerial skills who can independently shape and propagate developments in the field of animal-free innovations within and outside the institute. He/she is used to linking knowledge to novel developments in society and science 

We are looking for someone who has the following characteristics:

  • Doctorate in a relevant field within biomedical science; 
  • Owns a network in the field of animal-free innovations;
  • Knowledge of animal testing, the public debate and experience with the development of new methods to replace animal testing is recommended;
  • Demonstrated affinity and experience with management of professionals;
  • Profound track record in scientific research as well as experience in fundraising;
  • Good communication skills, an inspiration to employees; a connector
  • Flexible and driven;
  • Good oral and written skills in English and preferably Dutch.

Conditions of employment

What we have to offer

An independent and versatile job that offers room for innovation and development, with a diverse group of colleagues. Secretarial and research support is facilitated if needed. BPRC is a unique knowledge institute in the Netherlands and we are naturally open to initiatives that support your development and that of our work when it comes to animal-free techniques.


Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)

BPRC is a not-for-profit scientific research institute where fundamental and applied research into biomedical problems is performed with the aim to apply the knowledge derived from such experiments to alleviate suffering in humans. The aim of our exploratory research is to generate in depth knowledge of the course of serious human diseases. This knowledge is then applied to the development of new drugs and treatments. In some cases, important research questions cannot be answered other than by undertaking animal experiments. BPRC is specialized in research using non-human primate models.


  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory
  • Health; Natural sciences
  • Doctorate
  • PA313010


Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)

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