Job Offer: Lab Technician Biomaterials/3D-printing

With the support of the IOF (Industrieel OnderzoeksFonds) we have a position available for a Lab Technican in the research group PBM (Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials) at Ghent University. At PBM the development of functional polymers for biomedical and bio-photonic applications are core expertise.
We offer an exciting full time position for two years, with plenty of possibilities for growth within a young entrepreneurial research team that has the ambition to create a new spin-off company within the next two years.

Job description
The Lab Technician will be a central person to support the researchers:
In this role you will: • Optimize and upscale the synthesis of a range of polymers. • Produce, purify and characterize the obtained polymers (in multi-gram to kgscale) • Evaluate and optimize the 3D-printing and crosslinking of the obtained polymers • Characterize the obtained materials and write specification sheets • Write SOPs, reports and keep batch records • Analyze and interpret experimental results and propose recommendations to better standardize the methods. • Monitor all deadlines and coordinate your work towards the agreed deadlines • Contact suppliers and partners to follow up op project results • Report to the supervising post-doc researcher, when required present results to the project team including professor and business developer.

Profile and Competencies
• A (professional) bachelor or master diploma in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Polymer Chemistry / Organic Chemistry and/or Process Technology • Knowledge and experience with polymer/organic chemistry and scientific principles related to the operation of standard laboratory, analytical and/or processing equipment. • Experience in an industrial setting is an asset, particularly in the specialty polymers/chemistry field. • Good communication and writing skills (English and preferably also Dutch) • Being able to work accurate, independently as well as in team is essential. • Dynamic and sense of initiative.
Start: October 2019
For more information you can contact Jasper.VanHoorick@UGent.be.

Please apply (motivational letter and CV) asap by e-mail to Jasper.VanHoorick@UGent.be or send to : MSc. Jasper Van Hoorick Faculteit Wetenschappen, Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Research Group Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Krijgslaan 281 – S4 9000 Gent