Laboratory Analyst

Laboratory Analyst

Published Deadline Location
23 Jun 11 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Are you a laboratory analyst with broad operational knowledge of analytical instrumentation (e.g. GC, LC and ICP)? Are you flexible, solution-oriented and a strong communicator? Do you want to use your skills and knowledge to help others?? We at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have a vacant position for a Laboratory Analyst. Will you join our team?

What will you be doing?
You will support research projects with practical and scientific knowledge on sample extraction, processing and analysis. You will contribute to the quality assurance and continuous development of analytical methods and the management and maintenance of our Environmental Technology (ETE) laboratory facilities.
In your laboratory you will:
  • Instruct lab users (mainly MSc students and PhD candidates) on the safe use of equipment, materials and chemicals.
  • Support researchers in the development of new analytical methods and documenting of the subsequent protocols.
  • Detect malfunctions and deficiencies on laboratory equipment and instrumentation and perform first-line maintenance work if required.
  • Ensure that a health & safety culture, policies and procedures are promoted, communicated and implemented effectively in order to minimise risk.
  • Provide practical assistance to teaching staff in delivering successful practical science lessons (optional).
In summary, you can use your knowledge, expertise, hands on experience with instruments, and communication skills for the successful operation of our laboratory, and the successful support of research in our group.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • You have a BSc degree in analytical chemistry or equivalent in science related subject
  • Hands-on experience in operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting analytical equipment such as GC, LC and ICP.
  • Knowledge on the fundamentals of working safely in a research laboratory and experience in identifying hazards in research laboratories.
  • Skills to collaborate with young professionals (MSc/PhD). These skills include understanding a variety of perspectives, reaching consensus about goals and methods for completing projects and keeping communication open.
  • Skills to work in a dynamic environment. You can easily switch between different tasks that require attention and are able to deal with all the information that comes your way. You enjoy challenges and you are willing to learn and diversify your skill set to be equipped to tackle changes in research direction and adopt and implement advances in laboratory technology.
  • Knowledge of biological and (bio)chemical processes relevant for Environmental Technology are desirable.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written communication skills. Good command of the Dutch language is a plus.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2710,- and €3619,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8). We offer a temporary position with an average working time of 38 hours per week for the period of 1 year, with the possibility of an extension for 1 year after successful evaluation
Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Unfortunately this position is only open for citizens from EU or EEA countries, or Switzerland. For more info on the applicable immigration laws you can check the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service of the Netherlands.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University and Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7.200 employees and 13.200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future collaegues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!
We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Annemiek ter Heijne, Associate professor, e-mail; annemiek.terheijne@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Joes van Meurs HR adviser e-mail; joes.vanmeurs@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 11Th July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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Employer

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Annemiek ter Heijne, Associate professor, e-mail; annemiek.terheijne@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Joes van Meurs HR adviser e-mail; joes.vanmeurs@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 11Th July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Annemiek ter Heijne, Associate professor, e-mail; annemiek.terheijne@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Joes van Meurs HR adviser e-mail; joes.vanmeurs@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 11Th July 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 11 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).