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Danaher Corporation Junior Lab Technician - Large Scale Synthesis lab (night shift) in Leuven, Belgium

We are currently looking for a Junior Lab Technician (shift: 10pm-7am) to join the Large Scale Production team in the night shift. In this lab oligonucleotides are being made for in vivo, diagnostic and genomic applications using a chemical process through which each base is added sequentially. Together with your colleagues you make unique oligonucleotides every day, in accordance with the customers’ specific preferences.

In this position you will focus on the synthesis part of our large scale and custom-made oligonucleotides, the cleavage from the solid support and the deprotection. Each oligonucleotide is considered a custom synthesis and requires individual preparation and handling what makes the job a challenge every day!

Our ideal candidate holds a Professional or Academic Bachelor’s degree in science. We offer on the job training so work experience is not required.

In addition to the science part, we are hoping to find a standout colleague who is proficient in English, has an eye for detail, can prioritize work independently and most of all has the eager to join a warm team in a modern, international, varied and encouraging environment.


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

  • Operate DNA/RNA synthesizers and other instruments in the lab.

  • 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 vital decontamination procedures.

  • Appropriately document all aspects of production.

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

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field or equivalent through experience.

  • Excellent digital literacy which includes knowledge of the Internet, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Ability to be on feet a few hours at a time.

  • Be open to changes in the process.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Phenomenal multi-tasking skills.

  • Interact in a professional manner with customers, co-workers and all levels of management.

  • Ability to work in a group or independently.

  • Read, write and speak English fluently. Dutch is a bonus.

What we offer

An upbeat, open minded, international and multifaceted environment is where we wish to welcome you. A close follow up and extensive training is how we wish to guide you.

As a growing international company, we reward our associates with an attractive compensation and benefits package of which the details are outlined below.

  • Competitive salary

  • 25% shift bonus

  • Contract of indefinite duration

  • Full time (40h per week)

  • Hospitalization insurance

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

  • Meal vouchers of 8 euros per day worked

  • Transportation allowance

  • End of year premium

  • Bonus system

  • Up to 32 days of time off per year

Interested? Well, there’s more! To realize IDT’s potential, we 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.


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