Biotechnician Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience Amsterdam

Biotechnician Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience Amsterdam

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17 Apr 30 Apr Amsterdam

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Job description

What you will be doing
The Primary functions of this position (BT) are to perform animal care and husbandry procedures (rodents and NHPs), to support experimental procedures (rodents and NHPs) and to improve their refinement. You will participate in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and you will be working with related databases. You will also be included in the weekend roster to take care of animals.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


What you will be contributing
You will contributing to improve the 3Rs in experimental procedures in rodents and NHP, therefore following requirements are needed:
  • at least 2 years proven experience with animal care and basic experimental procedures on rodents - at least 6 months proven experience with animal care on NHPs (Rhesus macaque) is desirable
  • understanding of anatomy and physiology of rodents and NHPs
  • understanding of ethical principles, European regulations, and accepted standards for animal research
  • MBO education.
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch is desirable

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment
Depending on education and experience, the salary will amount to a minimum of € 2618,00 and a maximum of € 3149,00 gross per month for full-time employment (scale 5 CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, Internet and home-working allowance, and pension accrual with the (Dutch) General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP).

The Academy offers its employees an excellent package of fringe benefits, which meets their different needs depending on their stage of life, lifestyle, or career ambitions. By working an extra two hours a week, for example, employees can increase their number of holiday days from 29 to 41 days a year (in the case of full-time employment).

A full overview of the conditions of employment can be found at: Work for the Academy.


Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the country's leading fundamental neuroscience research institute, in the international and progressive city of Amsterdam. It provides a critical mass of scientists (spanning more than 27 nationalities) and neuroscience facilities, in a highly interactive, dynamic, multi-cultural environment, with English as the working language.


Animal Facility

The Animal Facilities Department is responsible for housing, breeding and care of laboratory animals, and provides support for animal experimental research within the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. The Department has a team of 11 and works in close connection with neuroscientists and the local IvD.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • Secondary vocational higher level
  • 2124


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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