Automation Team Leader (QC Lab Services)

Location: Leiden, Zuid-Holland  |  Sector: Pharmaceuticals  |  Start Date: 10/24/2023  |  Job ref: 51700

About Our Client:
Our client in Leiden, Netherlands, is a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to preventing and combating infectious diseases.

Our client is currently seeking a qualified Automation Supervisor to join their Quality Control (QC) department in Leiden, Netherlands. In this pivotal role, you will play a vital part in supporting the testing teams by maintaining and implementing essential automation tools, laboratory systems, and equipment.


  • Lead and manage the automation team, ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations.
  • Oversee automation projects, including system installation, validation, and maintenance.
  • Collaborate with various departments for process improvement and system integration.
  • Foster a team of automation experts.
  • Manage communication during system implementation.
  • Drive automation improvement initiatives.


  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences/Chemistry/Biotechnology or relevant experience.
  • Strong planning skills.
  • 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience with GMP and automation.
  • Project/people management experience.
  • Laboratory experience is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills in English; Dutch is a plus.
  • Proactive and independent.

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