Chemical Analyst – Small Molecule Drugs – Eurofins Netherlands BioPharma Product Testing – Leiden

  • Leiden

Eurofins Netherlands BioPharma Product Testing

Job Description

Have you graduated in Analytical Chemistry at HLO or University level and are you looking for a challenging laboratory position in a growing company? Then Eurofins PROXY Laboratories has an interesting vacancy for you as a Chemical Analyst within the Small Molecule Drugs team. In this team we mainly analyze finished products such as painkiller tablets, but sometimes also hormones and anti-parasitic veterinary medicines.

As a Chemical Analyst within the PROXY QC laboratory, your main responsibilities are:

  • Independently carrying out and reporting results of chemical analyzes of semi-finished and end products;
  • Applying various analysis techniques with a focus on HPLC, dissolution, Karl Fischer and atomic absorption spectroscopy;
  • Using working methods in accordance with international guidelines such as GMP, EP and USP;
  • Following (internal) training courses to keep your theoretical and practical knowledge up to date.

Good cooperation is very important within the Eurofins PROXY team and an informal working atmosphere is maintained. A BBQ, team outing, lab outing and other activities outside working hours are organized annually.


You aspire to a position as a Chemical Analyst in a QC environment. You are someone who works accurately and takes responsibility for carrying out daily work. You also meet the following requirements:

  • You have a diploma at HBO (practical university) or University level in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry / Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a comparable course that makes you familiar with chemical analyses;
  • You are a starter or junior with 0-3 years of work experience;
  • Experience with the mentioned techniques is a plus (HPLC, dissolution, Karl Fischer and atomic absorption spectroscopy);
  • You are motivated and eager to learn and can quickly master new techniques;
  • You have preferably gained experience with instrumental analysis techniques during your internships or your first job, such as titrations, Karl Fischer, disintegration and other wet chemical techniques;
  • 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. Dutch is an advantage;
  • 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.

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;
  • Each month, you accumulate a choice budget balance of 8.25% of your gross salary. This includes, among other things, holiday pay and a year-end bonus. You can choose to have this amount paid out, or you can use it to buy extra days off, for example. You choose what suits you best;
  • 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 2023, Eurofins generated 6.515 billion Euro proforma turnover in 900 laboratories across 62 countries, employing about 62.000 staff.

Would you like to know more?

For questions regarding the position, please follow the link below ‘I’m interested’ in order to contact the hiring manager.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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