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Danaher Corporation Junior Lab Assistant in Leuven, Belgium

We are looking for new Junior Lab Assistants on a regular basis to join our lab teams. At IDT in Leuven we have a number of different production labs:

  • Chemical Processing: preparing chemicals for usage in the production labs

  • Main Production: synthesis, purification and formulation of standard oligonucleotides

  • Large Scale & Custom Manufacturing: synthesis, purification and formulation of, often custom made, oligonucleotides in large quantities

  • GMP: synthesis, purification and formulation of oligonucleotides, intended for molecular diagnostics

  • Analytical: oligonucleotide quality control

Every lab has its own responsibilities and plays a crucial part in IDT’s success!

Since we are supplying customers from all over the world, we are working from Sunday evening to Friday evening in shifts. Every lab technician at IDT works in a fix shift, being either the night shift (9.45pm-6.15am, 25% bonus), the early shift (6am-2.30pm) or the late shift (1.30pm-10pm, 7,5% bonus).


Core tasks:

  • Perform lab cleaning and decontamination protocols.

  • Keep the lab orderly and functional.

  • Change waste containers and dispose of waste material.

  • Keep stock levels sufficient in the lab.

  • Assist with general laboratory maintenance.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed product & instrument records.

  • Provide assistance to the Technician II-III.

  • Communicate with all levels of peers and management.

  • Perform other duties as specified by management.

  • Report any problems to management.

  • Follow all work instructions and adhere to all company policies and procedures.

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.

Additional tasks:

  • Prepare synthesis plates so that they are ready for synthesis; which includes washing, drying, fritting and membrane loading.

  • Perform quality control checks.

  • Optical density measurements.

  • Dispose failing fractions.

Job qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent job experience.

  • Fluent in Dutch + proficient in English, or fluent in English

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 premium, depending on the shift you work in

  • Full time (40h per week)

  • Hospitalization insurance

  • Group insurance (including pension plan, guaranteed income etc.)

  • Meal vouchers of 8 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 cheerful and highly modern setting.

Just click “Apply” at the bottom of this page and upload your CV. We will then contact you once we have an exciting opportunity that matches your profile.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.