Laboratory Analyst

Laboratory Analyst

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2 Nov 1 Jan Wageningen

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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? Are you interested taking part in teaching lab practicals and working with students? Do you want to work in the laboratory team of the chair group of Environmental Technology (ETE)? We have a vacant position for a Laboratory Analyst. Will you join our team?

What will you be doing?
As part of this exciting job opportunity 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 the ETE laboratory facilities. And you will be involved in organizing and teaching lab practicals and working with our students.

In our 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 assistance to teaching staff in organizing and teaching practical lab lessons.

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.


Wageningen University & Research


  • you have a Bachelor 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.

We strongly encourage women / x to apply for this position.

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 €2693,- and €4103,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 7 or 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 indefinite contract 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
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

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. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & 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, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues 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.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Higher professional education
  • P1358781-1


Wageningen University & Research

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