Analytical Development Specialist

Permanent contract



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Operations — Engineering/production

Business industry

Life sciences

Minimum level of education required

Master Degree

Minimum level of experience required

1 to 3 years




Flanders, Belgium

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Job description


AKKA is an international engineering consulting and R&D services company. As an innovation accelerator for its clients, AKKA supports leading industry players in the automotive, aerospace, rail, space, defense, energy and life sciences sectors throughout the life cycle of their products with cutting edge digital technologies

With more than 22.000 experts in over 25 countries, AKKA is one of the leaders in its field. In Belgium, we have close to 1000 experts active in different technical fields.


Job description:

In this position the focus is on the analytical methods used during quality control, during product characterization and/or in additional research.


From a thorough scientific and technical specialization, you ensure the development and implementation of high-performance analytical technologies in support of existing and new production processes by:

- Support designing/developing/improving/validating existing analytical methods

- Independently set up experiments and develop and carry out studies

- Provide documentation through generation of scientific/technical study protocols and reports

- Maintain, adjust and communicate documentation and knowledge.

- Data trending and monitoring of ongoing methods, experiments and analyzes to ensure reliability, as well as have an accurate understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of the methods.

The position is performed in a non-GMP environment with regular check-in in the cGMP environment and must at least comply with all quality and safety requirements and industry standards applicable by the official auditing authorities. This concerns, among other things, legal expectations for production facilities, analytical methods, product safety, qualification of personnel, procedures & documentation.



You obtained (preferably) a PhD in Life Sciences or are equivalent through experience
You have a very good knowledge of English and Dutch, both written and oral
specific experience with chromatography data analysis techniques, HPLC/UPLC, MS, ion exchange, ect.
You are open to performing lab work, you have excellent problem-solving skills and you can handle multiple (practical) tasks at the same time
You have good technical writing skills and are able to prepare protocols and reports
You are accurate, result-oriented and able to critically analyze data and draw scientifically sound conclusions and formulate them correctly
You have an excellent knowledge of cGMP and can convert legal requirements regarding analytical methods into effective action plans
You are a team player and have good communication skills
You are flexible, stress resistant, open to change & innovation and are used to working with deadlines



As an AKKA consultant, you will be:

  • In charge of diverse transversal and empowering projects
  • Supported in your career by your AKKA Manager
  • Actor of your training plan and your personal and professional development
  • Member of a dynamic and collaborative community of engineers
  • Benefiting from a permanent contract
  • Benefiting from a competitive salary packages including several extra-legal benefits.
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