CTA/Chemical laboratory assistant (m/f/d) for sample preparation

Permanent Employment
Full-time Part-time


At GALAB, we have an important mission: to ensure that our customers’ products are safe in order to protect end consumers. Every day, people consume organic apples from the region or coconut products from the other side of the world, while toddlers are supplied with baby food, diapers and toys. Whatever it is, we make sure that people can rely on the safety and quality of these products.

While our analytical laboratory was originally founded in Geesthacht in the year 1992, today’s headquarters is located in the city of Hamburg, Germany. As an independent and owner-managed commercial laboratory, we specialise in external quality control both nationally and internationally. This includes GALAB locations in China, Peru, Singapore and Turkey as well as representatives in the Netherlands, the Philippines and Ukraine. The product portfolio ranges from the analysis of food, food packaging, sanitary products, industrial products, and biopharmaceutical products to environmental analysis of substances and contaminants. With over 30 years in the market, performing over 1,000,000 analyses annually, and utilizing over 1,000 different analysis methods, GALAB is one of the largest service laboratories for quality control in Europe.

GALAB meets this great challenge as a strong team of almost 250 outstanding employees. From sample reception, laboratories and measurement technology to our customer service and administration, the people of GALAB are the engine for innovation, further development and ultimately our success.

We are currently looking for a

Chemical-technical assistant (CTA)/chemical laboratory assistant (m/f/d) for sample preparation (food, consumer goods, environment)

Contaminants Department | Permanent | Full-Time/Part-Time

Tasks – This is your job:

  • Careful and timely preparation of samples according to standard operating procedures
  • Preparation of mixed samples
  • Calibration of scales and pipettes
  • Operating laboratory equipment (rotary evaporator, centrifuge, SPE)
  • Data acquisition with the laboratory information system
  • Support in method development and method optimisation
  • Preparation of calibration and standard solutions

Background – What you can bring to the table

  • Successfully completed vocational training as a CTA (m/f/d) / chemical laboratory technician (m/f/d) or comparable vocational training
  • Initial experience of working with trace substances
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Confident PC handling
  • Clean, efficient and conscientious way of working
  • Quick comprehension and organisational skills round off your profile

Benefits – This is what you can expect from us:

  • Work environment: A place with flat hierarchies, short decision-making paths, and a collegial working atmosphere. You will work together with a highly motivated, open-minded, and interdisciplinary team that will support you directly.
  • Sustainable mobility: Subsidy for the Germany-Ticket (Deutschland-Ticket), charging stations for electric cars, and excellent public transport connections.
  • Work-life balance: Through flexible working hours and no shift work.
  • Get-togethers & Events: The famous “honey breakfast,” our summer and Christmas parties, team lunches, and after-work events.
  • Catering: Free coffee, tea, water dispenser, fresh fruit, snack box, and a well-equipped kitchen lounge.
  • Attractive extras: With capital-forming benefits, company pension scheme, and the opportunity to invest 10% of working time in an innovative passion project.

Does this suit you? Then we should get to know each other!

Start an employment with us in a system-relevant and future-proof company.

Please send us your complete application documents (including cover letter, possible starting date, and salary expectations) by email in a PDF file (max. 10 MB) to bewerbung@galab.de.

Your contact person is Marcus Demuth. Do you have any questions? Then feel free to contact us at +49 40368077400. We are looking forward to your application!

GALAB Laboratories GmbH
Am Schleusengraben 7 • 21029 Hamburg