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    leiden, Netherlands

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    Automation Engineer

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The Company 
Our client is one of the global leader in healthcare and pharmaceutical products.They are dedicated to bring life-saving innovation to global health. 
Different teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of vaccines to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases. As the leading R&D group within the Dutch pharmaceutical industry they have a great position to commercialize several vaccines in the near future. Giving chances for excellent personal development opportunities.

Role Description 
This position is in a department that is a combined laboratory existing out of several test labs. 
All laboratories are divided based on specific techniques and/or expertise.
All the test laboratories are supported by a Service Team consisting out of specialized sub teams: Automation, Equipment Life Cycle Management and Sample Management.

As an Automation Specialist you will focus on Validation of systems for which Analytical thinking skills are required.


  • Implementation of automation related to new products in a highly flexible environment
  • Taking part of Laboratory Systems initiatives and projects
  • Support and improvement of Quality of data management, system processes and standards 
  • Working with laboratory systems such as LIMS, SDMS and future new paperless opportunities
  • Data Integrity, current and new systems translated into technical specifications 
  • Data definitions needing to be developed, establishing quality and data integrity expectations
  • Compliance to expectations need to be ensured


  • Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences or Computer Sciences
  • Background in software development and programming experience, experience in a laboratory is a plus
  • Project Management skills and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a plus
  • Planning skills and the ability to prioritize multiple commitments
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience is a plus

Other Information 
Are you the pro-active, independent candidate that this company is looking for?
Please upload your CV via the 'apply' button below.

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Staten Bolwerk 1
2011 MK Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 658 9800


Keizersgracht 440A
1016 GD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 658 9804