Research Engineer

  • Aanbod € 35,000 - € 50,000
  • Functiegroep Research & Development
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 9366800
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Medical & Health

Over deze vacature

We seek an enthusiastic research engineer capable of contributing to research activities that comply to the industrial product development needs for Philips Healthcare.


Signaling pathways play an important role in the development of a normal cell into a cancer cell. In our project we develop a molecular test to detect aberrant activity of signaling pathway causing tumors to proliferate. Currently we are looking for a lab technician with hands on experience with RT-qPCR assays, next-generation sequencing, preferably RNAseq, and RNA/DNA extraction methods to strengthen our team.
You’re challenge would be to support our project in the lab and to report on your results in lab journals, reports and project team meetings.
Experience of working in a development setting with relevant experience in documentation would be advantageous.


Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed – first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit:

The Oral Healthcare department of Philips Research is focused on long-term winning innovations in the field of Oral Healthcare for Philips. Our mission is to deliver the best performance over lifetime, endorsed by professionals. The department is based on the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, the Netherlands and consists of both junior and seasoned professionals. The research team is highly multidisciplinary, covering among others (oral)microbiology, chemistry, physics and software. The eventual candidate will be allocated to a project focusing on both short and long-term research questions.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. You shall be working with a team of international colleagues in which you can be sure of a healthy work-life balance. We will also reward your effort and achievements with an attractive salary and fringe benefits. A quick summary of our terms of employment:

  • Fixed, competitive fixed salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Continuous challenging projects in the technology sector
  • Intensive and personal guidance
  • Opportunity to participate in a personal coaching programme


Must have:
• Hbo/hlo degree is preferred or mbo/mlo with ?3 years of relevant professional experience
• Background in molecular biology
• Hands-on experience in gene expression measurements, RNAseq and/or RT-qPCR, and RNA/DNA extraction
• Accurate and precise
• Team player
• (Nearly) fulltime (32+ hrs/week) available
• Affinity with documentation
• Reporting in English (orally and in writing)

Nice to have:
• Hbo, MSc or PhD degree with relevant professional experience
• Experience of working in a development setting