Automation Specialist - LIMS

Location Leiden
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Aimee Brenner

Contact email:
Job ref: 12060
Published: 8 days ago

For one of our leading Biotech clients in Leiden I am imminently looking for an Automation Specialist, preferably with a background in TECAN or robotics. This is a 6-month contract with a high chance of extension.


  • Responsible for the technical implementation of new systems within the organization in collaboration with other teams.
  • Lab systems vary from (standalone) analytical equipment to complex global platform projects which connect to LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems).
  • Responsible for documenting administrator procedures, technical installation procedures and maintenance procedures.
  • Responsible for data integrity, including backup and (disaster) recovery
  • Provide support in case of (computerized) problems.
  • Implementation of equipment from a 21CFR Part 11 compliance perspective
  • Takes part in Lab Systems initiatives and projects, in cooperation with the global organization and in alignment with business needs.


  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (HBO) in Life Sciences or Computer Sciences
  • Background in software development and programming; Laboratory Experience is considered as a plus.
  • Experience with robotics, in particular TECAN is a plus
  • Experience with (Computer) System Validation in a GxP environment. Experience with GAMP and 21CF Part 11 is desirable
  • Experience with the following software is considered as a plus: Empower, Softmax pro, SDMS, Deskman, eLIMS, 32Karat, Trackwise, Compliancewire.
  • Project management skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to engage with personnel at all levels within the organization, to build and maintain fruitful relationships
  • Written and oral communication skills in English. Dutch is desirable
  • Analytical thinking and (technical) problem solving. Lean/Six Sigma experience is desirable

Project start date

  • 01/05/2021
  • This is an onsite role, you should live within a 1 hour max travelling distance.

Project duration

  • 6 months


If you’re interested in the above description, please apply with your CV.

PS: Did you also know that we offer a generous referral scheme, because great people know other great people, right?

For further information, please contact Aimee Brenner at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at