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Senior Lab Technician Microbiology

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Datum: 19-aug-2021

Plaats: Bergschenhoek, Nederland, NL

Bedrijf: Bayer AG


Bij Bayer zijn we visionairs, gedreven om 's wereld moeilijkste uitdagingen op te lossen en te streven naar een wereld waarin ‘Health for all, hunger for none’ niet langer een droom is maar een reële ambitie. Wij doen dit met energie, nieuwsgierigheid en sterke toewijding. Hierbij leren wij constant van unieke perspectieven die anderen ons bieden, verbreden we ons denken, vergroten we onze mogelijkheden en herdefiniëren we ‘onmogelijk’. Er zijn zoveel redenen om bij ons te komen werken. Als je een gevarieerde en betekenisvolle carrière ambieert samen met briljante en veelzijdige collega’s, om echt een verschil te maken, dan is er maar één keuze.


Senior Lab Technician Microbiology 


As a Senior Lab Technician Microbiology Quality Testing, you will be performing quality testing activities in our laboratory in Bergschenhoek. The overall responsibility is managing day to day activities and securing our data defensibility. You will also be supporting continuous improvement projects and ensuring implementation of test changes through Management of Change procedures. You will work in close collaboration with the other Lab Technicians and your Lab Coordinator. You will report the lab performance to your direct management and propose improvement opportunities.


Your Team is passionate for Quality and feels the need for optimization and empowerment. We will be looking for an optimal team composition to ensure customer satisfaction and future developments. The great thing is that you will work in a diverse team, get a lot of freedom in your job and will be interacting with the Global Bayer community.


  • Perform laboratory activities and service assignments together with corresponding administrative work based on short to medium term planning. 
  • Perform continuous improvement projects and ensure correct administration. 
  • The employee is responsible for compliance with regulation regarding quality- and phytosanitary policies.
  • Carrying out various tasks to maintain the quality of equipment and quality certification. 
  • Proactive approach towards process improvement. 
  • Supporting and/or supervising co-laboratory workers during execution of activities. 
  • Train co-laboratory workers when a Management Of Change has occurred. 
  • Secure a safe, compliant and positive work environment which is compliant with all HSE, Business Conduct and HR.


Creating value to, on and beyond the farm by offering tailored solutions, that’s what we do. At Bayer Vegetable Seeds, we are dedicated to developing new vegetable seed varieties that growers around the world can cultivate. By combining our passion and in-depth knowledge, we strive for crop optimization and innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet. From glasshouses to open fields, we join our forces with science and mother nature to advance health and nutrition. Do you want to join this team as well?  


You are ambitious and have a customer-minded attitude. You can keep your head cool, define your priorities and keep track of all ongoing matters. Special attention goes to the soft skills, you are comfortable in situations where you need to take the lead and make decisions. You will follow up on your tasks and are able to bring structure where needed. 
HBO (Higher Profession Education and Training) knowledge and intellectual capacity and/or MBO Level 4 (Senior Secondary Vocational Education) with proven experience.
Domain knowledge: 

  • Quality organization and processes. 
  • Customer centric mindset. 
  • Demonstrates care and concern for stakeholders and team.
  • Leading in continuous improvement. 
  • Agile to work in cross functional environment and cooperatively with others. Results oriented and cost conscious

QMS and HSE:

  • Apply approved Standard Operation Procedure. 
  • Apply NAL/ISO, Phytosanitary and Safety rules to all sample flows in the lab. 
  • Provide the right results at first time. 
  • Ensure result availability in SAP on time. 

Soft skills:

  • Excellent relationship and networking skills.
  • Ability to work in a Team based environment. 
  • Excellent communication in Dutch and English, written and verbal. 
  • Strong feeling of responsibility, flexible attitude and mentality to finalize work. 
  • Take ownership of your tasks and will inform the senior level in case something goes wrong

Technical skills:

  • Quality Testing knowledge and mastery in sample management tools. 
  • Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Subject Matter Expert in Microbiological testing activities. 
  • Point of contact for test technical issues. 

Your Key working relations

  • Lab Technician Quality Testing. 
  • Lab Coordinator Quality Testing.
  • Support & Compliance. 
  • Planning & Reporting. 
  • OnePSS


As a modern employer, we take care of our employees and help them find a balance between career development opportunities and personal life planning. We offer our employees a wide range of career prospects, a modern working environment and competitive compensation. Bayer employees benefit from great employment conditions, such as:  

  • An excellent competitive salary based on 38 hours. 
  • An additional 8,33% holiday allowance and a bonus (based on company results). 
  • 25 days of leave, with the option of buying maximum 10 additional days.
  • A solid retirement plan.
  • An inspiring working environment with professional and committed colleagues.
  • A successful innovative organization with international career possibilities.
  • Challenges and possibilities to learn and to develop.


Be innovative, be Bayer. We shape the future of everyday health, patient care and agriculture. Together, we can advance health and nutrition for all. Guided by our purpose ‘science for a better life’, rooted in our LIFE-values and steered by the organization’s strategy, we reach for our ambitious vision. Help bring this vision to life: Health for all, hunger for none. 


Apply online by sending us your resume and cover letter. Do you have a questions or do you want to learn more about the position? You can always contact Paul Klompen (Lab Coordinator Microbiology) via or you can reach out to Suzan Felix (Talent Acquisition Specialist) via  

What can you expect? The application process consists of a phone screening, a personality questionnaire and reasoning test and an interview with the recruiter and hiring manager.


Do you want to know more about what our people do at Bayer? Check our social wall via and follow us via #TeamBayerBenelux


We do not accept any unsolicited applications and agencies.  



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