Lab Technician – Student Internship – Next Generation Sensors B.V. – Maastricht

Next Generation Sensors B.V.

Are you a student that wants to gain a bit more experience on the side? Do you prefer to work with a bit more freedom and variety? Always wondered how it is to work in an innovative start-up? Then this is your unique chance.

Bringing the lab to the sample!

To be certain whether food is safe to sell in the supermarket or whether there someone is carrying dangerous substances in the airport, samples are taken to the lab for verification. These tests normally require much time, effort, and money in order to take measurements in the lab.

Next Generation Sensors aims to bring the lab to the sample instead, by developing the Handheld Molecular Contaminant Screener (HMCS). A mass spectrometer is portable and takes samples within minutes on the spot. With its user-friendly interface, the HMCS will be usable for everyone without prior training. The HMCS can be applied to tackle many of today’s global issues, including food safety, airport security, and combating drug trade. We work in a small, yet growing team of various nationalities and disciplines.

We are looking for a Lab Technician Intern. For this internship, you will mainly conduct studies on new parameters from our system. This will be mainly done by taking multiple experiments and measurements in our own lab with different techniques. In addition, will you be assisting the lab team all around in a variety of projects we currently work on. This internship is very practical-oriented, providing you with that extra experience besides your study.


– Peforming measurements with our devices

– Testing the devices for further improvement

– Potentially joining local and international pilot studies


  • Student in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or similar
  • Availability of 2-3 days per week.
  • Knowledge of MS and IR. Practical experience is a plus.
  • Practical knowledge of sample preparation techniques.
  • Can work independently and analytical thinking skills.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English


  • An innovative and challenging work environment.
  • Enough flexibility to combine the internship with exams and studies.
  • A dynamic work and learning experience.
  • Meaningful work, that gets translated into real solutions.
  • A workplace within a close, diverse team

Next Generation Sensors B.V works to it’s aims to make mass spectrometry easily available anywhere with the Handheld Molecular Contaminant Screener (HMCS). The portable mass spectrometer measures samples within minutes on the spot. We work in a small, yet growing team of various nationalities and disciplines. After being selected by EIC-Accelerator Funding, we are planning to accelerate very soon.

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