Lab Technician- Biotechnology-Gent

Description of the Job Offer


As a laboratory technician, you are responsible for examining the blood samples, entering the data and processing and analyzing it.

Client Details

The company is a global biotechnology firm dedicated to treating, and one day curing, life-threatening diseases. They are developing advanced cell therapies across a diverse array of technology platforms, including autologous and allogenic chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, T-cell receptor (TCR-T), and natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy. From their three R&D sites around the world, they apply these innovative technologies to pursue the discovery of safe, efficacious and cutting-edge therapeutics for patients worldwide.

For the branch in Zwijnaarde the company is looking for new Laboratory Technicians to participate with their research.


These are the responsibilities of a Laboratory Technician:

  • Works daily in a cleanroom manufacturing environment (Grade A/B/C/D)
  • Manufactures clinical & commercial grade ATMPs by aseptic manual process, including isolation, selection, activation, transduction, culture, fill and finish and cryopreservation of cells according to SOPs and aseptic techniques
  • Performs in process control testing on batch samples, such as cell counting and viability
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and calling for repairs
  • Contributes to activities related to processes optimizations, and introduction of new products, procedures and equipment in GMP areas
  • Participates in the follow-up of QMS-related tasks, including Change Control Request (CCR), deviations/events and CAPA
  • Provides support to writing and revising SOPs and associated documents (incl. batch records, work files, checklists, procedures) related to routine Production documentation.
  • Manages raw materials, consumables and wastes, incl. preparation of internal orders, entry and exit from the zones, cleaning and storage, according to SOPs
  • Works in a constructive and flexible way in a team


This is the profile of a Laboratory Technician:

  • Graduate, Bachelor's, Master's degree in Science, Bio-Engineering, BioTechnology, Pharmacy or related field or equivalent experience required
  • Ability to work independently and successfully, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, integrate cross-functional issues and balance competing priorities effectively.
  • Strong influence and relationship building skills with an emphasis on teamwork
  • In-depth understanding of function and application of product
  • Clear and succinct verbal and written communication skills with an attention to detail and the ability to follow procedures.
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and EMEA guidance related to manufacturing of cell based products.
  • Focus on quality, compliance and detail
  • Ability to work in (transversal) teams - Team spirit
  • Strong problem solving, pragmatic and positive critical thinking skills
  • Can do attitude, Right first time
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic personality, team player with a desire to learn new skills
  • Flexible mindset capable to deal with ambiguity and to respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic personality, team player, with a desire to learn new skills and train juniors
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Experience working in cGMP systems including PASx, eLIMs, Siemens, and SAP is preferred
  • Ability to accommodate unplanned overtime on little to no prior notice
  • Ability to accommodate changes in the schedule including working in other shifts, evenings and weekends as per operational needs is required.
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Job Offer

This is the offer for a Laboratory Technician:

  • You are part of a fast-growing international company.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in research with the ultimate goal of curing life-threatening diseases.
  • Attractive salary package with various fringe benefits.
  • Very modern, multicultural and highly technological working environment.

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