Research technician mass spectrometry (MS)

Job description

Are you a technical expert, do you have knowledge of and experience with mass spectrometry and do you enjoy setting up experiments to speed up and improve the output of high-tech machinery? Do you have affinity with a fast-growing environment, animal welfare and technology? Then the position of research technician mass spectrometry (MS) at In Ovo is 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?

As the research technician mass spectrometry (MS) you are responsible for mass spectrometry-related work on our machines. You have a solid understanding of mass spectrometry and are able to further develop, improve and optimize the functioning of high-tech equipment. You do this by testing the MS system and making adjustments wherever necessary. You excel in analyzing data and drawing the right conclusions.

To ensure optimization, you regularly run production shifts, perform regular maintenance and support the service engineers with the installation of parts when necessary. Writing a service manual and the required protocols are of course also part of your job description.

You will work closely with R&D and the MS colleagues to optimize our machinery. You identify and communicate about all possible mass spectrometric matters that will ensure a smooth production process. In a natural communicative way, you are able to include stakeholders in what needs to be done. You motivate and inspire your In Ovo colleagues and other stakeholders in the various projects.

Job requirements

Who we are looking for

As a Research technician mass spectrometry: 

  • You have a completed relevant MLO / HLO education
  • You have at least 5 years of work experience with mass spectrometry and MS maintenance
  • 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
  • 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 smart colleagues in a diverse team
  • 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.