Agilent Technologies, Inc. Lab Technician MASTR Facility - Niel in Niel, Belgium


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Multiplicom N.V. (as part of Agilent Technologies) is a Belgian biotech company focused on human molecular diagnostics. The company develops, manufactures and commercializes leading edge and easy-to-use genetic test kits based on the latest molecular diagnostic technologies. With its easy and reliable methodology, it is enabling all molecular laboratories the implementation of personalized medicine.

The MASTR Facility lab is located in Niel, Belgium and has been set-up 2 years ago with one main goal: enable customers to implement the diagnostic assays of Multiplicom, now a part of Agilent Technologies. By performing proof-of-principle studies, providing back-up service, giving hands-on workshops, … we strive to convince our customers of our easy-to-use and reliable technology. All these activities are performed within a strongly regulated ISO 17025 environment. With the very recent acquisition by Agilent Technologies we aim to expand our offering with Agilent’s existing cutting-edge NGS product line. To succeed in this adventure, we are looking for a motivated Lab Technician.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work according strict Quality Management System and GLP

  • Prepare specimens and samples (e.g. DNA extraction)

  • Perform NGS laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data

  • Perform routine tasks accurately according to the standard operating procedures and instructions

  • Record and interpret results to present to senior colleagues

  • Provide hands-on training to new MASTR Facility lab technicians, students as well as customers

  • Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment

  • Validate and implement new equipment and technologies

  • Ensure laboratory compliance with ISO 17025 requirements

  • Follow and ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks

  • Perform technical assistance experiments for Multiplicom Customer Support


Your Profile:

  • You are a professional bachelor in Biochemical, Biomedical or Biotechnological laboratory techniques.

  • Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: PCR methods, mutation and SNP detection (sequencing), SNP genotyping, massively parallel sequencing methods and technologies.

  • You have sense for responsibility, are eager to learn, can work independently and produce reliable data

  • You are fluent in English, a team player and you have good communication skills

We offer:

  • Training and development opportunities

  • A commitment to work/life balance

  • Total Compensation Package including medical and dental benefits, retirement programs and more

  • A company with values around innovation and contribution, uncompromising integrity, trust, respect and teamwork, speed, focus, and accountability

  • The diversity of cultural and individual perspectives held by our employees and their commitment to inclusion

Date Posted: 17/Aug/17

Requisition: 2071073

Job Title: Lab Technician MASTR Facility - Niel

Business: Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Job Category: R & D

Job Sub-Category: Research Associate

Region: Europe

Country or Area: Belgium

State/Province: Antwerp

Town/City: Niel

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Graduates

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: No

Duration (Temp Positions Only): Not applicable

HR Country Location: Belgium

HR Town/City Location: Niel