Chemical Analyst (MLO/HLO)

Job description

Are you a chemical analyst with working experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory? Do you have affinity with a fast growing environment, animal welfare and technology? Then the position of chemical analyst at In Ovo might be of interest to you.

Who are we?

Over the past 10 years, In Ovo has been developing and implementing our high-tech Ella machine, which can determine the gender of eggs. This prevents the culling of millions of chicks per machine and has a massive impact on animal welfare and efficiency, saves resources, and creates a more ethically acceptable egg production channel. With new legislation and interest from retailers coming up in multiple countries, we see more and more hatcheries requesting the In Ovo solution to support their business. We will grow considerably as a company, continue to improve our machines and will put many machines in the market, in order to end the culling of chicks completely. This way, we will make a significant, positive impact on animal welfare and sustainability in the global poultry sector over the coming years.

You will be joining a young and ambitious team that likes to have fun. The entire team works ambitiously to realize the success of the company and our solutions. This creates many challenges and therefore also many victories, and successes are there to be celebrated. In short: a pleasant and informal atmosphere! Catching up with colleagues is extremely valuable to us to maintain our connection.

What will you do? 

Our high-tech Ella machine is based on chemical analysis using mass spectrometry. As a chemical analyst, you are responsible for keeping this analysis running. This means that you will perform analytical chemical work such as routine maintenance of lab equipment, prepare eluents and stock solutions and take care of inventory management. In addition, you will support the R&D team by preparing and performing analyses. You regularly do production shifts and support our service engineers with the installation of equipment where necessary. Writing service manuals and protocols is also part of your job. Knowledge of and experience with mass spectrometry is an advantage.

Job requirements

What we are looking for

  • You have a completed relevant MLO / HLO education
  • You manage the Dutch language at least at A2 level. 
  • You are fluent in English, spoken and written
  • You are in possession of a driver's license (B)
  • You are structured and have an innovative way of working
  • You have good communicative skills 

What we offer
Working at a scale-up company, with the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting innovations with a global impact on the welfare of billions of animals

  • Collaboration with a very diverse team, full of colleagues from different disciplines
  • Lots of responsibilities and opportunities for creative input
  • Salary based on knowledge and experience
  • Flexible working to ensure a balance between family and working life
  • A pension plan

At In Ovo, we embrace diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. We firmly believe that a variety of backgrounds & perspectives make our team stronger.


Please respond with your resume and a cover letter. If you want more information, please contact Annemarie Burgers, HR Manager via +31 6 18537180 or

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.