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Chemical Analyst

High-Tech Machinery
Gelderland, regio Nijmegen
Full time

In 2011, our first pipettes hit the lab. The goal was clear: to stop the unnecessary killing of day old male chicks.

The first samples were carefully taken by hand. It took some years to get there, but in 2016, it worked: a single drop of the egg’s fluid was enough to see whether it held a boy or a girl. One done, only 13 billion to go.

As you can imagine, we needed a machine.

The first steps into industrialization were taken and a huge impact on animal welfare was lurking. In 2020, our first machine was up and running. What a beauty.


Organization

We are a team of over 60 people, 3 machines and millions of saved chicks. We are engineers, operators, scientists, office people and everything in between. The go-getters of the poultry industry who roll up their sleeves to improve animal welfare. And our machine is just the beginning.

We believe that animals deserve a dignified place in a sustainable food industry. And we need way more people to fulfill our mission of improving the lives of 5 billions animals by 2030.

Function

Our machine carefully takes samples from the hatching egg, making sure not to hit the bird-to-be inside. These tiny drops are analysed using a mass spectrometer to see whether the egg holds a male or female.

The cool part? This process is almost fully automated, but we need someone to oversee this process. So, your task as a Chemical Analyst is to keep these analyses running smoothly.

You will work in a 2-shift system, alternating between shifts from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or from 3:00 pm to midnight according to a schedule. You will mainly work in our Dutch location, but we may also ask you to help at our other location in Belgium.


Your responsibilities include:


– Monitoring the lab process

– Replenishing pipette tips, solutions, well plates, etc.

– Troubleshooting first-hand problems

– Collaborating with the operations and R&D departments

Requirements

– Completed an MLO/Associate degree such as Allround Laboratory Technician or Chemical Analyst

– Have a basic understanding of Dutch

– Have a driver’s license and access to a motorized vehicle for transportation.



Offer

– A salary between €2,800 – €4,000, depending on your working experience

– An annual budget of €1,500 for personal development

– 25 days holiday per year and the option to buy more

– Learning and personal growth opportunities

– A job in a cool company that’s growing quickly.

Application

Please apply by sending your CV and tell us something about yourself. If you have any questions, get in touch with Ina Marin (Recruiter) [email protected]


It’s also fine if it’s your first job!


If you find the position interesting but have a few doubts, that is completely understandable.


Candidates who think they do not fully meet all the requirements tend to refrain from applying for certain positions. Unfortunately, this is more prevalent among women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.


So, we welcome applicants even if they have some doubts. We’d be happy to have a chat.


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