Seed lab analyst | FIELD vzw

The function in brief

Do you want to contribute to a Flanders where delicious and honest and healthy food is produced, food that meets all quality and safety requirements? Would you like to contribute to a high quality of the starting material for our food?
Then you are the candidate we are looking for!

As a seed laboratory analyst, you perform sampling, record seed samples from agricultural crops and vegetable crops, plan seed analyzes and perform precise analyzes to determine seed quality. You prepare an activity report.
You also take steps to keep up to date with technical developments in the field.

You will be part of a small team responsible for correctly performing seed analyzes and issuing the International Orange ISTA certificates (=International Seed Testing Association).
You also take steps to keep up to date with technical developments in the field.

Our organization offers an introductory period where you can ask your questions to colleagues and to a mentor who will teach you the tricks of the trade. Training opportunities and the well-being of our employees are paramount in our organisation.

Who are we looking for?

You have a bachelor’s degree in laboratory assistant, preferably in microbiology
OR

You have a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical and biological laboratory technology
OR

You have a bachelor’s degree in Agro- and Biotechnology
OR

You have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry

What do we offer?

  • You get a time-limited contract of 1 year.

  • You will end up in an open and agile organization that decisively anticipates the development and needs of society, and together with all stakeholders you will contribute to a sustainable service based on trust and in the general interest.

  • You will have ample opportunity for education, further training and support with modern ICT resources.

  • Your workload may be high, but a serious effort is made to optimally combine work with your private situation: We offer you, for example, 35 days of holiday per year, and you also take a holiday between Christmas and New Year. During the school holidays, there is professional care for children between the ages of 3 and 14 in the main offices (Brussels, Antwerp, Mechelen, Hasselt, Leuven, Ghent, Aalst and Bruges).

  • Not a fan of traffic jams? With the Flemish government, you can count on free public transport to and from work or a bicycle allowance for your commute.

  • You can join the hospitalization insurance offered by the employer free of charge. The members of your family can also join at a favorable price.

  • You are entitled to a supplementary pension, also known as the ‘second pillar’, which is fully paid by the employer. So you don’t have to contribute anything yourself.

  • You will receive food vouchers of 7 euros per working day. EUR 5.91 is paid by the employer, EUR 1.09 by the employee via a monthly deduction from the net salary.

  • You will be paid in the salary scale linked to the expert degree (grade B1, salary scale B111 (with 0 years seniority) Relevant work experience in the private sector or as self-employed can be recognized by the supervisor based on the job requirements Your starting salary is a minimum of EUR 2619.46 (gross monthly salary, adjusted to the current index), excluding statutory supplements. www.werkenvoorvlaanderen.be/salarysimulator((opens in new window)) you can calculate your net salary, adapted to your individual situation.

  • Your first 4 months are a familiarization period.

The workplace

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Merelbeke 9820 BEL

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How to apply?

Is this position made for you? Don’t wait any longer and apply today! You can apply until 26 August 2022.

In the selection regulations you will find more information about the position, the conditions for participation and the selection procedure. Please read this carefully before applying. Also keep a copy of the selection regulations yourself; in this way, you always have all relevant information at hand during the further course of the procedure.

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