Coordinator lab animal department

Support services
Approximately 10 employees work in the animal facility, including animal caretakers and biotechnicians. Animal welfare is paramount and together the team take care of the animals, the department and the contacts with researchers and technicians of the research groups. From an organizational point of view, the coordinator is supervised by the head of the department. The coordinator is responsible for the smooth running of the daily activities. We are looking for someone who can coordinate complex activities, has knowledge of breeding and genetics and who wants to form the bridge with other departments to jointly ensure that the research can be carried out in a technically advanced and reliable environment.
38 Hours
1 year



  • Coordination of the animal facilities and surgery rooms.
  • Breeding management and cryopreservation.
  • Making working-, weekend and holiday schedules in consultation with the animal caretakers.
  • Hazard identification and control in the animal department.
  • Contribute to good procedures, the development of the “culture of care” environment and the 3R’s in consultation with researchers, technicians, animal caretakers and the Animal Welfare Body.
  • Contribute to the development of institutional animal care policies to comply with regulations, policies and nationally accepted standards.
  • Quality management, review and updating procedures (SOP).
  • Management of the laboratory animal registration system and preparation of reports.

Job requirements:

  • You have a university or higher professional education degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine or related field.
  • You have a FELASA A or B certificate (Dutch: Article 9 or 12).
  • Minimal 3 years’ experience with laboratory animals;
  • Knowledge of breeding, management of genetically modified animals and genetic quality control.
  • You are proactive and have a healthy dose of perseverance;
  • You have excellent communication skills and can work well together;
  • You can coordinate complex activities and you can also clearly document this;
  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken), a proficient level of Dutch should be reached within 2 years
  • You are creative in solutions, precise in actions and you deliver quality.


Appointment will be for 1 year (1 FTE, 38 hours/week) and become permanent in the case of good performance.

Working conditions

The salary is in accordance with the regulations for academic personnel, and will range from € 2979,- up to 4093,- gross per month (scale 9, excluding 8% holiday and 8,3% end of year allowance) based on a full-time appointment, and depending on expertise and previous experience. The gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities. We offer travel expenses, paid parental leave, flexible working hours, 30 days paid leave per year and help by finding a house.

To Apply

Applicants are welcomed to submit their application through (and only through, do not use the apply button on this page) the online form here until May 29th, 2022. The online application will include four sections:

  • general information
  • education and research experience
  • research and personal skills
  • CV, motivation letter and recommendation letters.
  • Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.