DNA Analyst in MPS, The Hague, T2 (subject to funding)

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th September, 2019

Job Description

Organization profile

Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. This is a complex global challenge that can be tackled effectively through cross-cutting programs that address a variety of difficult, interconnected issues.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons. It works with governments and other stakeholders, including families of the missing, to help them develop and maintain successful missing persons processes. To learn more about ICMP click here.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the DNA Validation and Development Coordinator, the DNA Analyst duties and responsibilities will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following:

Maintain laboratory competencies or skills, in one or more of the following (75%):

  • Library preparationTarget enrichment
  • Purification
  • Quantification
  • Amplification
  • Sequencing
  • Analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures and assistance with the support of ICMP’s quality management system; (15%);
  • Other related duties as assigned. (10%).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or similar field of science. Graduate degree preferred;
  • Previous experience with massively parallel sequencing an asset;
  • Previous experience in PCR and bead-based techniques an asset.

Additional requirements:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Effective organizational skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.


This is a full time position with a competitive base salary at the T2 level on the ICMP The Hague-Techical Staff salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.

ICMP is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. ICMP believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff are critical to our success as a global organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals from a thoroughly diverse range of candidates. ICMP is proud to be part of the International Gender Champions network.

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