Lab Technician Global Research Pilot Brewery (Leuven, temp to perm)

17-4-2019 leuven
job description

Perform laboratory-related activities in the Global Research Pilot brewery in the framework of global strategic and exploratory projects, front-end innovations and global brewing development projects. The laboratory-related activities include specific physico-chemical in-process analyses; sampling for micro and physico-chemical analyses; follow-up of fermentation processes and informing project
leaders on the status thereof; purging of tanks; assisting in the optimization and validation of new laboratory methodologies and capabilities; etc.

- Accurately perform lab analyses according to good laboratory practices and internal standards and procedures.
- Accurately perform specific physico-chemical analyses and yeast cell counts on in-process or final liquids.
- Follow-up and control fermentation processes and undertake actions pending the values.
- Monitor, review and report analysis results.
- Actively participate in the development and optimization of lab methodologies/capabilities.
- Prepare and plan analyses within the scheduled time frame.
- Apply good laboratory practices/standards to ensure accuracy and quality in test execution and reliability of results.
- Ensure that lab equipments are functional / calibrated through verification; troubleshooting as needed.
- Ensure equipment and analysis standard operating procedures (SOPs) are up to date.
- Identify and address potential risks that may affect the achievement of the project objectives/timeline.
- Ensure traceability of incoming goods (e.g. raw materials).
- Guard the cleanliness and order in the lab.

your contribution

- Graduate degree in a relevant applied science or laboratory discipline.
- Previous professional experience (min 1 year) in a development or research lab, in the area of Molecular Biology (yeast /bacteria), biotechnology, fermentation and/or brewing biochemistry.
- Capability to independently plan, organize and execute lab tests and experiments.
- Team player with good interpersonal skills and flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing environment.
- Result-oriented with respect for quality and timing and attention to detail.
- Pro-active attitude and problem-solving mindset.
- Ability to interpret/analyze test results and provide feedback to the requesters.
- Ability to integrate and generate internal/external best practices to improve processes/tools/services.
- Practical mindset and pro-active seeing work (manual work, technical, analytical reporting, safety, 5S) that needs to be done.
- Fluency in English required, other language skills are an additional asset.
- Advanced computer skills, knowledge of standard software programs (Word, Excel, ...).

lab technician (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
permanent employments after interm service
Voeding en genotmiddelenindustrie
your Randstad contact
Laure Grauls & Kaat Meyns

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