Chemical Analyst, Raw Material Testing – Eurofins – Leiden

  • Leiden


Job Description

Are you an ambitious starter who has just graduated in Analytical Chemistry at MBO or HBO level and are you looking for a challenging laboratory position in a growing company? Or do you already have experience as Analyst in the pharmaceutical industry and are you looking for a new challenge?

Become a Chemical Analyst at Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing!

You will work in a young and enthusiastic QC team of both Dutch and English-speaking colleagues. As a Chemical Analyst you are independently responsible within the PROXY QC laboratory for the implementation and reporting of physical/chemical analyses of pharmaceutical raw materials. The tests are carried out in accordance with international guidelines, such as EP, USP, BP and JP.

Working at Eurofins PROXY means an opportunity to develop yourself. For example, you can work with analysis techniques in the field of wet chemical techniques and titrations, such as identity testing, Karl Fischer, FTIR, UV testing, optical rotation and TLC. The techniques you will perform depend on your development, interests and the experience you may already bring with you.

As soon as you have some experience, you can also contribute to optimizing the work processes by making them more efficient and streamlined. This way you will continue to be challenged to develop yourself.


You aspire to a position as a Chemical Analyst within a QC environment that works accurately and takes responsibility for carrying out daily activities. You also meet the following requirements:

  • You have a diploma at MBO (Secondary vocational education) or HBO level (university of applied sciences / polytechnic university) in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry / Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a comparable course that makes you familiar with chemical analyses;
  • You are a starter or you already have some experience with carrying out chemical lab tests;
  • Experience in pharmaceuticals is an advantage, but experience in related industries;
  • You are motivated and eager to learn and can quickly master new techniques;
  • You have preferably gained experience with wet chemical analysis techniques during your internships or your first job, such as FTIR, LOD, SOR, UV and titrations;
  • You preferably have experience working according to a quality system such as GMP, GLP or ISO-17025;
  • You are vigilant about the quality of your own work and that of your colleagues;
  • You have a good command of the English language, both written and oral, for example for reading work instructions;
  • You are able to work effectively both independently and in a team;
  • You are able to work under time pressure and can organize and plan your work independently;
  • You are located in the Netherlands and in possession of a valid work permit.
  • In addition, you want to use your knowledge in this growing organization to improve the department together with your colleagues. You are efficient and want to streamline processes. In addition to intelligence and accuracy, this also requires social and communication skills.

    Additional Information

    PROXY and Eurofins: A world of possibilities

    This position is based at Eurofins PROXY on the Bio Science Park in Leiden. We have a close-knit team where collegiality and collaboration come first. We offer a responsible and challenging position within the team with room for your own ideas and input. Eurofins PROXY also offers:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • 25 days of vacation (with the option to purchase 7 additional days);
  • Travel allowance. Do you travel by public transport? Then your travel costs will be fully reimbursed;
  • Participation in a pension scheme with 50% contribution by Eurofins;
  • 8% individual choice budget to use for extra salary, vacation days, extra pension accrual, and more;
  • Discount on additional health insurance;
  • A cycling and/or fitness scheme to promote vitality;
  • Professional training and opportunities for training and development;
  • Training options via the online learning platform Good Habitz.
  • Working at Eurofins PROXY offers you the flexibility and personal touch of working in a medium sized and dynamic company, whilst also allowing you to benefit from having Eurofins as a parent company. Our ambitious growth plans provide ample opportunities for our employees:

  • Diverse developmental opportunities within the organization;
  • A large client portfolio ensures a lot of diversity in your work.
  • More about Eurofins Scientific

    Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

    In 2022, Eurofins generated 6.72 billion Euro proforma turnover in 900 laboratories across 61 countries, employing about 62.000 staff.

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