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Junior Lab Technician - Large Scale Purifications (night shift)

We are currently looking for a Junior Lab Technician to join the Large Scale Purifications team during the night shift (10pm-7am). In the Purifications lab we perform the purification, desalting, concentration, quantification and QC sampling of oligonucleotides. Your main job will be to perform these tasks well keeping in mind the company procedures. More information on the exact job content you will find below.

Ideally we are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Experience is not required but can be a plus. Good computer skills, fluency in English, punctuality and good multitasking skills are without any doubt very important to perform this job well.


  • Perform the purification, desalting, concentration, quantification and QC sampling of oligonucleotides.

  • Perform NHS ester labeling, manual detritylation of oligonucleotides when required.

  • Operate HPLC’s and other instruments in the lab that are needed to complete the tasks listed above.

  • Assist in the processing and documentation of all orders and projects.

  • Keep all the reagent bottles, pressurized gas cylinders and manifold liquid systems at levels to achieve successful operation.

  • Change waste containers and dispose of waste material.

  • Perform all necessary decontamination procedures.

  • Appropriately document all aspects of production.

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

  • Follow all work instructions.

  • Assist the shipping and customer service departments with specific oligo related questions.

  • Report any problems to management.

  • Receive additional training throughout company.

  • Perform other duties as specified by management.

  • Be aware of IDT’s policy on and contribute to quality and environmental management by adhering to the requirements of the ISO 9001, 13485 and 14001 standards and internal procedures and work instructions.

  • Job Qualifications

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a science related field.

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

  • 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.

  • Must be able to lift 12 kg.

  • 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

  • Contract of indefinite duration

  • Full time (40h per week)

  • Shift bonus

  • Hospitalization insurance

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

  • Meal vouchers of 8,00 euros per day worked

  • Transportation allowance

  • End of year premium

  • Junior Lab Technician - Large Scale Purifications (night shift)

    Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), Leuven
    Young Graduate
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