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Junior Lab Technician - GMP (late shift)

We are currently looking for a Junior Lab Technician (shift: 1pm-10pm) to join the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) team. At this production unit oligonucleotides are being finalized in order for customers to use them for molecular diagnostics.

The main aspect of this job is the synthesis, cleavage from the solid support and deprotection of oligonucleotides. You will also spend quite some time working in a cleanroom. More details on the exact job responsibilities can be found below.

Ideally we are looking for a candidate with at least a Bachelor’s degree in a chemistry related field. Having an eye for detail and following the procedures are very important assets since you will be working under the ISO-9001 and ISO-13485 standard and you are basically performing the last steps in the oligo finalization process.

Do you like to take initiative and help coming up with ways of process improvements? Do you have good social, computer and multitasking skills, are you fluent in English and a punctual person? Then you might be the candidate we are looking for.


  • Strictly adhere to customer specific as well as general work instructions and SOPs.

  • Strictly adhere to protocols outlined by all related GMP documentation and rules.

  • Effectively identify the need for documentation/process changes, process deviations, product non-conformances, and other occurrences that can indicate the ineffectiveness of quality and/or manufacturing systems.

  • Effectively identify features and characteristics of processes and products that bear on the ability of the finished product to satisfy fitness-for-use, including safety and performance. 

  • Maintain a constant awareness for product defects, which may occur from the improper performance of specific tasks.

  • Adhere to all requirements for the health, cleanliness, personal practices, and clothing of personnel if contact between such personnel and product or environment could reasonably be expected to have an adverse effect on product quality.

  • Perform the synthesis, cleavage from the solid support and deprotection of oligonucleotides.

  • Operate DNA/RNA synthesizers and other instruments in the lab that are needed to complete the tasks listed above.

  • Keep all the reagent bottles, waste containers at levels to achieve successful operation.

  • Operate various spectrophotometers and liquid handling equipment to quantify and formulate oligos to customers’ specifications.

  • Prepare standard or customized final shipment documentation.

  • Process paperwork necessary for the formulation, processing, and shipping of final product.

  • Interpret QC results and recognize when failures warrant further investigation.

  • Review the purification process on individual oligos for accuracy.

  • Perform all necessary decontamination procedures.

  • Fill out all required checklists and perform verification for others when necessary.

  • Participate in customer and regulatory audits.

  • Job Qualifications

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a Science related field or equivalent through experience.

  • Experience or knowledge of chromatography is a plus.

  • Must have excellent computer skills which includes knowledge of the Internet, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Must be able to adhere to defined protocols.

  • Must be able to give strict attention to details.

  • Must be able to be on feet a few hours at a time.

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to changes in the process.

  • Must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to multi-task.

  • Must be able to interact in a professional manner with customers, employees and all levels of management.

  • Must be able to work in a group or independently.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. Other languages are a bonus. 

  • What do we offer?

    A young, open minded, international and dynamic environment is where IDT wishes to welcome you. A close follow up and extensive training is how IDT wishes to guide you. As a growing international company, IDT rewards their associates with an attractive compensation and benefits package of which the details are outlined below.

  • Competitive salary

  • Shift bonus

  • Contract of indefinite duration

  • Full time (40h per week)

  • Hospitalization insurance

  • Group insurance (including pension plan, guaranteed income …)

  • Meal vouchers of 8,00 euros per day worked

  • Transportation allowance

  • End of year premium

  • Up to 32 days of time off per year

  • Interested? Well, there’s more! To realize IDT’s potential, they invest in your potential. Opportunities will cross your path, enabling you to develop your career the way you want it.

    All this within a pleasant and highly modern setting.

    Junior Lab Technician - GMP (late shift)

    Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), Leuven
    Young Graduate
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