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R&D Laboratory Technician

Requisition ID:  1757

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Department:  MAS-RPS-Radiochemistry
Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


Since few years Radiopharma started to totally renew its solution portfolio for a more competitive products catalog. The Radiopharma business unit is facing a growth of its order intake and prospect list since the beginning of 2015. Most of these new projects include R&D features with a strong focus on radiochemistry which still need to be developed and industrialized in the coming years.

To reach its business objectives, the BU is looking for talented R&D Laboratory technician to actively participate to the delivery of the R&D roadmap as well as the sold equipment projects.

As a member of the Radiochemistry Team – part of Research and Development (team of experts focused on chemistry solution to produce medical radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals) in the RadioPharma Solutions Business Unit, you will be involved in various lifecycle phases of product development.

Challenges we trust you with

  • Design and execute laboratory testing in the field of electrochemistry and inorganic chemistry, record observations, and interpret findings.
  • Record all experimental data and test results accurately and in the specified format (written and/or electronic.)
  • Participate in the elaboration, production, and characterization of raw material to ensure customer needs.
  • Organize, manage testing facility, store, and manage stock of all chemical substances and fluids according to safety instructions.
  • You will develop processes, procedures, and specifications according to customer and roadmap needs.
  • Ensure that safety guidelines are respected within the laboratory.
  • Maintain daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Clean, maintain, and calibrate laboratory equipment to minimize downtime
  • Order and reception of laboratory supplies, as needed.
  • Provide technical support, when necessary.
  • Ensure up to date technical, product and QC documentation and efficient update of database
  • Follow up on equipment, technology and laboratory practice.

What we value

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry
  • Orientation in industrial/inorganic chemistry is preferable.
  • Proven experience working as a lab technician is an asset
  • Working experience operating electrical and non-electrical laboratory equipment.
  • Comfortable handling potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, corrosive liquids, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of preventative measures and laboratory best practices.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite.

And you also are:

  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • Good dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Result focused.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Competent in creating reporting.
  • Team player and creative mindset
  • A driving license (B type)
  • Easy going and fluent in French; English is an asset.
  • Willing to occasionally travel internationally for short missions.
  • You are located in Belgium

Cherry on the cake

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in electrochemistry or solid phase extraction with inorganic material.
  • You have experience with optical/digital microscope or scanning electron microscope

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

RadioPharma Solutions

RadioPharma Solutions - a more accurate diagnosis

IBA RadioPharma Solutions supports hospitals and radiopharmaceutical distribution centers in two ways: with their in-house radioisotope production; and by providing global solutions, from project design to the operation of their facility.

In addition to high quality technology production equipment, IBA developed in-depth experience in setting up cGMP radiopharmaceutical centers.

RadioPharma Solutions achievements

- More than 300 cyclotrons installed and supported worldwide

- Over 700 Synthera sold worldwide – the most compact multi-tracers multi-run synthesis module

- IntegraLab’s team of multidisciplinary experts have designed and installed over 100 customized radiopharmacy centers worldwide.

IBA RadioPharma Solutions website.

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