(Junior) Associate Scientist - Lab technician

ProDigest BV
Organisation description: 
ProDigest is a spin-off company from Ghent University, specialized in the development of laboratory model systems of the human and animal intestinal tract. The use of these unique reactor systems allows ProDigest to have a detailed look inside the body and to simulate each stage of the stomach and intestinal digestion in a laboratory setup. This way, the fate of foods, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals in the intestine and their health effects can be studied in great detail.
Chemie en farmacie
Wetenschap en onderzoek

Position description

ProDigest is looking for a BS level lab technician to further expand the research team in Ghent, Belgium. As lab technician, you become an essential part of the daily organization and performance of the laboratory activities. You will provide the necessary practical support for the performance of both service and in-house research projects and you will actively participate in such projects as part of the team. As part of this, working accurate, with respect to time limits and according to the highest lab standards is an essential part of the job description.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

·       Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment including anaerobic chambers, biosafety cabinets and automated machinery

·       Performing complex experiments using the SHIME technology platform, investigating food, feed and pharma compounds

·       Aerobic and anaerobic culturing, isolation and characterization of bacteria including the preparation of media, reagents and samples for analysis

·       Analytical techniques including basic microbial work, flow cytometry, metabolite extraction, etc.

·       Identifying opportunities to optimize workflows and increase efficiency, including supporting SOP development

·       Providing clear and organized documents and records of experimental activities

Required profile: 

Highly organized, methodical and motivated individual with good attention to detail.

·       BS in Biomedical Laboratory Technology or similar.

·       Previous experience with microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry is an asset; experience with handling BSL-2 organisms and anaerobes is a plus.

·       Team player, able to work well in a group setting as well as independently in a fast-paced environment.

·       Highly organized, accurate and precise (both in work output, respect for lab safety and timely performance)

·       Flexible and comfortable in multi-tasking

·       Responsible and integer (transparent in work performance, yet respecting confidentiality)

·       A result-oriented, outgoing attitude with a high level of energy and eager to learn

·       Excellent communication skills, fluent in English is an asset

·       Familiar with MS Word and Excel

We offer: 

We offer a position with access to a broad array of technologies, allowing you to expand your capacities in different areas and with varied and challenging daily activities. You will become part of a young and dynamic team in an innovative, growing company environment.

If you have the right skills and are eager to become part of a team which performs state-of-the-art science in a company environment, apply now by sending your CV and application letter to jobs@prodigest.eu

How to apply?: 

Pieter Van den Abbeele, CSO

ProDigest BV

Technologiepark 94

B-9052 Gent - Belgium

09/241 11 90


Application deadline: 
16/11/2020 - 10:30 to 14/02/2021 - 10:30