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Our client is a professional Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology organisation, based in Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium. Our client is a PCR and sequencing service provider company built on a culture of providing high quality
science, and based on the core values of passion, courage, collaboration and open communication. Through
excellence in science and technology, offers first-in-class transcriptomics analyses to support
the development of diagnostics and therapeutics in various disease areas.
To extend our team, we are looking for a motivated lab technician, with a critical mindset

Role description

As lab technician your main task is the practical laboratory execution of the projects assigned to you, from
sample reception to reporting of the results to the project manager. Various state of the art technologies
are used, such as high-throughput qPCR, next generation sequencing and digital PCR.
You will be involved in the set-up of the experimental procedures and you will be responsible for the design
of a practical workflow. Pro-active and independent thinking and preparation is expected. Therefore,
understanding the scientific background and goals of the experiment is necessary.


It is important to work according to the internal lab standards (ISO 17025:2015, GCLP guidelines), to follow
standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to respect the timelines.
A lab technician is also responsible for maintaining the laboratory equipment (performing the allocated
maintenance tasks and taking care of the contacts with the relevant supplier in case of needed repairs or
the fulfillment of service contracts).
You will ensure proper record keeping during all aspects of your activities and guarantee complete
traceability by making adequate and timely registrations.


Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology or equivalent
• Good laboratory skills
• Experience with research and development lab activities is an asset
• Experience with the above-mentioned technologies is an asset
• Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
• Eager to learn
• Pro-active thinking/ critical mindset is expected
• Being integer (respecting confidentiality, being transparent in work performance)
• Being precise (follow up to SOPs/Quality Management System guidelines, deadlines)
• Accurate in experimental work and lab administration/recordkeeping
• Being responsible, with customer empathy
• Able to work independently but also being a team player
• Flexible and multi-tasking – work highly organized and planned
• Able to adhere to strict safety/quality procedures and safety/quality checks
• Being proficient in Microsoft Office
• Fluent in English

Other information

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Ewout de Jong.

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SIRE Life Sciences®

Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences®
Listed on: 14-11-2018
Country: Belgium
Region: Oost-Vlaanderen
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 3 - 5 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Bachelor
Language: Dutch
Sector: Biotechnology
Specialisation: Quality

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