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production scientist main production (10pm-7am) in Heverlee

Heverlee, Vlaams-Brabant
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We are currently looking for a Production Scientist to join the Main Production team during the late shift (10pm-7am). Below you will find more information on what exactly the job content is as well as what candidate profile we are looking for. Responsibilities: - Perform the synthesis, cleavage from the solid support, deprotection, desalting, purification, quantification, QC sampling and final processing of oligonucleotides. - Operate DNA/RNA synthesizers, HPLC's and other instruments in the lab that are needed to complete the tasks listed above. - Assist in the processing and documentation of all orders and projects. - Perform calibration on designated equipment as scheduled or requested. - Keep all the reagent bottles, pressurized gas cylinders and manifold liquid systems at levels to achieve successful operation. - Change waste containers and dispose of waste material. - Perform all necessary decontamination procedures. - Appropriately document all aspects of production. - Fill out all required checklists and perform verification for others when necessary. - Follow all work instructions and adhere to all company policies and procedures. - Assist the shipping and customer service departments with specific oligo related questions. - Take finished product to the shipping department. - Report any problems to Shift Leader, Group Leader or Management. - Receive additional training throughout the company. - Perform other duties as specified by management. - Be aware of the quality and environmental policy and contribute to achieving quality and environmental goals by following all related procedures and work instructions.


- Must have at least a Secondary Degree in Chemistry or a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry. - Must have excellent computer skills which includes knowledge of the Internet, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. - Must be able to be on feet a few hours at a time. - Must possess the ability to adapt to changes in the process. - Must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. - Must be able to multi-task. - Must be able to interact in a professional manner with customers, employees, and all levels of management. - Must be able to work in a group or independently. - Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. Other languages are a bonus. - Must be able to work over 40 hours per week, if required. - Must be able to lift 12 kg. - Ergonomic/physical requirements: Continuous standing and/or walking for 6-8 hours during the shift. Intermittently grasping during shift, less than 4 hours cumulative. Intermittently repetitive motion during shift, less than 4 hours cumulative. Sporadic computer exposure off and on throughout the day, normally up to 6-8 hours. Interimjob met kans op vaste aanwerving.
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