Our business is growing at a high pace and we are continuously looking for motivated and scientifically-minded talent to strengthen our team.

Is analytics running through your veins?
Can’t get enough of the latest and greatest state-of-the art tech?
Then you should definitely check out our vacancies below!

Hi there! 

Are you ready to dive into a world where science is not just a passion, but a driving force for innovation? 

Join us at RIC, a family-owned European center of excellence in the field of analytical laboratory solutions. For over 35 years we have been supporting our customers in various industries with our scientific know-how and technical expertise. 

We are a happy bunch of technology geeks and lab rats. Science has a special place in our heart and R&D runs through our veins. Every day we are proud of the results we deliver to our customers and the impact we have in the field. As our business continues to grow our R&D team in Kortrijk is currently on the lookout for a Science lover with impact (full-time)!


  • #yeswecan #winningteam #brilliantmind #educator #innovator #applicator 
  • Talented science lover with a passion for analytical chemistry  
  • Big fan of A.J.P. Martin, M. Golay, F. McLafferty, and other gas chromatography and mass spectrometry rock stars 
  • In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of GC covering various application domains (food, cosmetics, environmental, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, etc) 
  • Proven GC method development skills using different injection modes (split, splitless, cool on column and PTV) 
  • Experienced in sample preparation for volatiles based on headspace extraction (including static, dynamic, solid phase microextraction with stir bar sorptive extraction as a plus) and nonvolatile molecules (liquid extraction, SPE, derivatization, thermal desorption and pyrolysis) 
  • Knowledge of heart-cutting and comprehensive GC 
  • First-hand experience with detection techniques including FID, NPD, FPD and mass spectrometry (SQ, QQQ and TOF) 
  • Acquainted with GC data processing (targeted and non-targeted) using vendor or other software packages  
  • Demonstrated innovative attitude and out-of-the box thinking 
  • Master of new techniques and developments 
  • Critical mindset and good sense for initiative and attention to quality and detail 
  • Team player, customer-minded, problem-solving mindset and flexible attitude 
  • Great communicator with excellent writing/reporting skills 
  • Able to multitask and tackle complex scientific questions in an independent manner 
  • Comfortable interacting with customers (discussing requests, negotiating scope, presenting results) 
  • Fluent in English (written & oral), Dutch and French is a plus 
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or equivalent qualification due to experience 
  • For Senior Scientist, a minimum of 8 years expertise in the field 
  • For Principal Scientist, a minimum of 15 years expertise and a well-known name in the international GC scene 



  • You develop and apply innovative GC methodologies for the identification and quantification of a broad range of molecules (from very volatile to nonvolatile compounds) in various complex matrices (food and beverages, air, water, soil, polymers, biological fluids and tissues, etc) 
  • You handle complex and scientifically challenging projects for our industrial (chemistry, environmental, food, pharma, etc.) and academic partners 
  • You organize and plan resources and equipment within self-determined timelines  
  • You design and plan experiments, process experimental data, capture findings in reports and communicate with customers (both orally and written) 
  • You provide regular updates to customers on project processes and the way forward
  • You write high-level reports and papers  
  • You drive project continuation and trigger subsequent projects  
  • You coach team members and help them with experimental setups and ensure adequate reporting to the high company standard 
  • You interact with other scientists and team members to ensure proper project planning and execution 
  • You align with our management and our commercial team on strategic choices 
  • You ensure close collaboration with equipment vendors in order to influence product development 
  • You keep up to date with current developments in the field of gas chromatography in general, identify trends and help shape the future of GC 
  • In line with our mission, you educate the future generation of GC enthusiasts 
  • You report to the Group Leader 



  • You will be part of a privately-owned and ambitious laboratory organization at the forefront of scientific evolutions. 
  • You will join a dynamic team in an international environment. 
  • You will receive an attractive salary in line with your responsibilities and experience. 


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