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Danaher Corporation Junior Lab Technician - Chemical Mixing (early shift) in Leuven, Belgium

We are currently looking for a Junior Lab Technician to join IDT’s labs at our European facility in Heverlee during the early shift (6am-2.30pm). You will become part of our Chemical Processing department which is the heart of our production site upon which all fellow lab colleagues rely to start making IDT’s oligos.

As a Junior Lab Technician you and your colleagues are mainly responsible for ensuring all chemical reagent requests are executed, whether they are in larger tanks requiring the use of a bulk chemical dispensing system or in smaller amounts requiring manual mixing and/or filtering. You will also be responsible for the quality control on both raw incoming materials as on the in-house mixtures and formulations including, but not limited to, water content, identification, concentration and pH measurements. Every day consists of a variety of tasks and gives you the opportunity to plan your work the way it’s most efficient for yourself and the team.

Ideally we are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a science related field, preferably chemistry related. Since working with chemicals implies a high attention to safety and procedures, those two things are very important assets for this job. Being focused, having an eye for detail, being someone others can rely upon are also crucial in this role.

Are you totally into chemistry? Are you only a risk taker outside the labs? Have you got good computer skills? Then you might be the candidate we are looking for.


  • Perform the chemical processing of all mixtures and formulations required for production.

  • Perform MQC on raw materials, all mixtures and formulations.

  • Oversee items which will expire in the near future in the facility and make the correct disposition decision for them.

  • Change waste containers and dispose of waste material.

  • Perform all necessary decontamination procedures.

  • Appropriately document all aspects of the performed processes.

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

Job Qualifications

  • Hold a high school or Bachelor’s degree in a chemistry related field or equivalent through experience.

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

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

  • Possess the ability to adapt to changes in the process.

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

  • Be able to multi-task.

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)

  • 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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.