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Job ID:  31903
Job function:  Research & Development
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Food Specialties

(Senior) Technician Genetics

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™


Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.  More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


DSM Food Specialties develops, produces, markets ingredients and processing aids for the Dairy, Baking, Beverage, Cultures, Test & Preservation, Savoury and Nutritional Markets.


The Business Group consists of the Business Units Enzymes Solutions, Cultures, Food and Crop Protection, Savory Ingredients and Hydrocolloids, the DSM Biotechnology Center and a number of staff departments and excellence centers.


DSM Biotechnology Center (DBC) is the center for biotechnological Research and Development (R&D) within the innovation driven company DSM. DBC is focused on the creation of new and improved products and processes for the internal business units of DSM like DSM Food Specialties (DFS), DSM Nutritional Products (DNP), DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (DSPN), Emerging Business Areas for DSM such as DSM Biobased products and Services (DBPS), DSM Biomedical or Specialty Packaging.


Within the Center of Genetics we are looking for an  


(Senior) Technician Genetics

Full time


The Challenge


In your role as technician genetics you will perform and contribute to research projects to guarantee the best results at the lowest costs. By using (HT) screening techniques, you independently prepare and perform experimental work in a safe and effective way in the framework of strain development and screening.


You are able to interpret, analyse and report the results of these experiments and you take care of the laboratory equipment that you use. Being a professional you keep up with developments in your field of expertise and contribute to the professional know-how of the department. You will also fulfil different team roles.


The Ideal


You are a professional through education in the area of microbiology, molecular biology / genetics or biotechnology at a bachelors level. You have at least two years of experience with microbiological screening, preferably with fungi, yeast and bacteria. Experience with laboratory automation and data-management is an advantage, as well as your knowledge of molecular biology. We are looking for people with plenty of initiative and who like to learn and work in multidisciplinary teams in an innovative laboratory environment. You combine through problem analysis with practical judgment and creativity. Your personality can be described as result oriented and flexible. You are a real team player, a good communicator, fluent in the Dutch as well in in the English language.


Terms of conditions: 

Contract for 1 year


The Reward


We offer a challenging job with many opportunities for personal input; plenty of room for discussions with fellow professionals and open and pleasant atmosphere. Terms and conditions of employment as well as fringe benefits are up to market standards. Salary depends on your education and experience. The job is indicated at level C37-C38


The Procedure & Contact


Please apply on-line by uploading your CV & motivation letter in English via the career portal. For additional questions you can contact, Evelien Vlap / Talent Acquisition Business Partner (evelien.vlap@dsm.com). Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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