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Vacancy: Lab Operator


Join us and be a key player in our exciting high-tech company.


Full-time (≥36 h/w)

Starting date:



Enschede, The Netherlands


Vacancy: Lab operator

Your goal


It is your goal to organize and maintain our R&D labs, including cleaning, inventory management, safety, and equipment maintenance. Furthermore, you will assist our scientists and product developers in their daily work, for example, by performing standardized experiments and analyses for cosmetic, nutrition, and pharma projects. You will also co-develop new standard procedures and quality-controlled maintenance cycles. Through a continuous improvement strategy, you will play a key role in guarding and advancing the efficiency and reliability of our labs.

Your responsibilities

  • Conduct standardized experiments for running projects, including liquid preparation, formulation, (micro) encapsulation, and analytical activities;
  • Set up and execute technical and administrational lab organization activities including (chemical) inventory, cleaning, and equipment maintenance;
  • Master, maintain, and operate lab equipment, including several in-air microfluidics setups;
  • Optimization and execution of lab duties, lab safety, and quality procedures;
  • Provide standardized trainings and demonstrations to new lab members;
  • Technical purchasing, organizing, and restocking labs and storage rooms;

About you


  • You have at least 3 years of working experience as lab operator or technician in an industrial wet lab, preferably under a ISO and/or GMP quality system;
  • You finished MLO,HLO, or BSc;
  • You are hands-on and result-driven, as well as having an entrepreneurial and flexible mindset striving for further growth and professionalization of our company;
  • You have good communication skills and are comfortable to instruct colleagues and discuss with external suppliers;
  • You are meticulous, well-organized, yet comfortable with multi-tasking.

What we offer


IamFluidics is a fast growing high-tech company that was founded in 2018 as a spin-off of the University of Twente. IamFluidics was elected as Best Academic Startup of 2020 by the Association of Universities in The Netherlands (VSNU). Currently we are expanding our team and gearing up for commercial production.

Please join us and get the chance to:

  • Make big company impact while working at fast pace high-tech environment and dynamic site;
  • Be part of a highly skilled and passionate multidisciplinary team and work on disruptive technical innovations;
  • Receive attractive compensation with the possibility to participate in IamFluidics’ success;
  • Develop your personal and professional skills within emerging application fields;
  • Enjoy a flexible and all-inclusive workplace.

Our mission


Microparticles are everywhere! For example, in food, textiles, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. However, current microparticle production methods are inefficient and not sustainable (e.g., causing microplastics). It is IamFluidics’ mission to revolutionize microparticle production for a healthier planet by developing the next generation of sustainable, scalable, and superb microencapsulation technologies. To this end, we have invented a disruptive and sustainable technology to create high-quality microparticles. Now, we are ready to start production and conquer the market with our sustainable, scalable, and superb microencapsulation solutions!

To keep our projects up to speed, our R&D facilities in shape, and nurture continuous innovation, we are looking for an experienced lab operator with affinity for experimental formulation work (i.e., wet lab experimentation).

Apply now

We really look forward to your response. Please send your application including motivation letter and CV to our CTO, Tom Kamperman (


IamFluidics BV

De Veldmaat 17
7522 NM Enschede
The Netherlands

Tel. +31 (0)532 340 044

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