Technician LC-MS

Gepubliceerd op
16 april 2018
Locatie Wageningen
Expertisegebied Food
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We are looking for

In recent years, the Laboratory of Food Chemistry has experienced growth in teaching laboratory classes, as well as an extension of its LC-MS and GC-MS infrastructure. For supporting our operation in laboratory classes, for maintaining our sophisticated equipment, for training of our MSc / PhD students in their work with this equipment, and for developing and improving analytical protocols, we are looking for a motivated and flexible technician.
As technician you will work closely together in a team with 5 more technicians. Together you are responsible for organizing the various laboratory classes of the chair, maintaining our infrastructure, and purchasing goods. Together with our assistant / associate professors you support the continuous improvement of our laboratory classes in which digital learning materials become more and more important. A relatively small proportion of the time is devoted to actual research projects.

We ask

You have a finished HLO education or equivalent, and preferably three years of relevant experience with LC-MS in a research environment. You are a motivated, flexible team player, with good written and oral communication skills in English and Dutch. You should also have good didactic skills and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students. Experience with LC-MS analysis of peptides and data analysis (with e.g. MatLab, Proteome Discoverer) is a pre, as is your interest in providing first aid and fulfilling tasks as emergency response officer.

We offer

A job at an organisation that will challenge you every day to provide our clients with the best possible solution. As Technician you will be part of an ambitious team working on a wide range of issues with plenty of scope for initiative. Personal input and responsibility are an integral part of our culture. 

We offer a temporary position with an average working time of 38 hours per week for a period of 24 months (you start with a 12-months contract). Gross salary € 3.292,- maximum per month, based on skills and experience (salary scale 8). Eventually, it is our intention to provide permanent employment after a successful evaluation in the 2nd year.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also good secondary working conditions, including a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Jean-Paul Vincken, Associate Professor Phytochemicals at FCH; telephone number +31 317 482234. For more information about contractual aspects, please contact Francien Heijthuijsen, HR advisor; telephone number +31 317485891.

You can apply online at  until 14 May 2018.
It is our intention to have the interviews on Wednesday afternoon of May 23rd, 2018.

We are

The Laboratory of Food Chemistry (FCH) engages in teaching and research on chemical reactions occurring during processing of raw materials into foods, on the functionality of food ingredients, and on the efficient conversion of biomass remaining after processing. The research of FCH is divided in five areas, i.e. (i) dietary carbohydrates, (ii) lignocellulosics, (iii) lipids, (iv) phytochemicals, and (v) proteins, and has state-of-the-art infrastructure to facilitate the research. Our mission is to quantify individual molecules in complex mixtures, to understand their reactivity and properties, to adjust their properties by clever processing (e.g. enzymes, fermentation), and to predict the behaviour of mixtures of such molecules in applications. The courses offered by FCH feature isolation, analysis, properties, and modification of key molecules in agricultural raw materials and food. FCH has an excellent reputation in developing digital learning materials to support laboratory classes and distance learning programs. FCH is a dynamic international team comprising around 15 staff members, 25 PhD students and post-docs, and 40 BSc and MSc thesis students annually. More information on our team can be found at

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research, an organisation that brings together fundamental and applied scientific research. We work on creating ‘healthy food in a biobased society’ with private sector companies, research institutes and government agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. Our innovations play a crucial role in solving the major issues which affect society today. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are key in all that we do. In short, we are a major international employer offering considerable potential for your career.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

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