Organic Chemistry Lab Technician



Heidestraat 19 Merelbeke Belgium


Organic Chemistry Lab Technician

Location: Merelbeke, Belgium

Job description

Ziphius is a pharmaceutical company that focusses on the development of RNA-based vaccines and therapeutics.

We are currently looking for an organic chemistry laboratory technician to support our research and development projects. You will be working in a young and dynamic environment where collaboration and teamwork are encouraged.

You will be responsible for:

• Conducting and supporting lab experiments

• Recording results in an electronic lab notebook, assist in the preparation of technical reports and report to senior colleagues

• Operating laboratory equipment, for example LCMS, prep HPLC, purification instruments

• Providing technical support as ELN admin and inventory management

• Communicating with external parties regarding chemical orders, equipment quotations, etc..

• Ensure the laboratory is well-organized, well-stocked and resourced

• Assisting in writing and reviewing protocols and instructions

• Working collaboratively with other R&D colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary team, be engaged in planning experiments without being afraid to think out of the box.

Preferred qualifications

• Degree requirements: Professional Bachelors in the field of Chemistry, Organic/Medicinal chemistry, Biomedical Laboratory Technology or Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technology, or a similar degree that allows you to fulfill the above-mentioned tasks.

• In depth knowledge of theoretical and practical organic chemistry, particularly in synthesis of lipids is an asset.

• Experience with the following techniques: • ELN reporting, LCMS, preparative HPLC, NMR, purification techniques

• You are meticulous, quality-minded, and can work independently within your area of responsibilities

• Strong written and oral communication skills in English Effective interpersonal skills, facilitate effective teamwork

• Experience with lipid nanoparticle formulations is a plus.

What we have to offer

The position is full-time. We offer you a challenging career in a dynamic and fast-growing company, including opportunities for strong personal development within a multidisciplinary environment. We offer a market-compliant salary, including an attractive package of fringe benefits.

Besides an interesting job, we pay attention to a pleasant working environment and a healthy work-life balance (f.ex. 12 ADV days on top of the 20 legal days off, sliding hours, free fruit, sports classes, etc.).

Why Ziphius?

Ziphius' team consists of a well-balanced, diverse group of people with complementary skills. The team members are united by their common passion for science. Ziphius has a culture of creativity and innovation, supported by its values that include Transparency, Respect, Courage and Integrity.

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