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Automation Specialist RUN


Are you university (WO/HBO) graduated? Do you have demonstrable experience and affinity with analysis methodology in combination with automation? Do you have the ambition to develop yourself as a (Senior) Technical Specialist in an international biotechnology company?

Years of Experience Req.:
>1 year
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Education Level Req.:
Msc degree


DPS is a leading Project Management and Engineering Company serving industry around the world for 40 years. Our reputation is based on forming successful partnerships with our clients, providing them with innovative designs and cost effective solutions in the context of sound judgment, strong management and technical excellence.
We provide Full Service Engineering for our clients including Project and Programme Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Health and Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification and Start-up on numerous projects across a range of market sectors. Our Main market sectors are; Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Oil & Gas, Advanced Technology, Science & Education, Food & Beverage, and Energy.

Job Description

This job at the One Lab Laboratories at DPS Group Global will give you a wonderful opportunity!
The One Lab Laboratories is a combined lab existing out of several test labs.
The specified test labs are divided based on specific techniques and/or expertise.
All test labs are supported by a Lab Service team. The Lab Service team consists out of specializ162917.692695ed sub teams: Automation, Equipment Life Cycle Management and Sample Management.


Two Automation Specialists needs to be recruited

  • 1 candidate will specifically focus on planning and overseeing the implementation of Windows 10 on equipment, for which Project Management & Planning skills are required.
  • 1 candidate is focusing on Validation of systems for which Analytical thinking skills are required.
  • The need of automation support on Lab Systems is growing. The quality of data management, systems processes and standards (leverage on existing and implement new technologies) need to be supported and need to be improved continually.
  • Lab systems variate from (standalone) analytical equipment to complex global platform projects like LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems), SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) and future new paperless opportunities.
  • Data Integrity is very important, therefore user requirements of (current and new) systems need to be translated into technical specifications and systems need to follow the set DI standards. Next to that (standard) data definitions still need to be developed to establish quality and data integrity expectations. Compliance to those expectations need to be ensured.
  • The Lab Services Automation Specialist will work on implementation of automation related to new products in a highly flexible environment and takes part of Lab Systems initiatives and projects, all in cooperation with the global organiz162917.692695ation and in alignment with the business needs.


Qualifications and Competences:

  • Master’s degree / HBO in Life Sciences or Computer Sciences
  • Background in software development and programming Experience; Laboratory Experience is considered as a plus
  • Project management skills and interpersonal skills, engaged in contact with personnel at all levels within the organiz162917.692695ation.
  • Written and oral communication skills in English. Dutch is desirable.
  • Planning skills, ability to prioritiz162917.692695e multiple commitments.
  • Analytical thinking and (technical) problem solving. Lean/Six Sigma experience is desirable.
  • Pro Active, works independently, takes actions in the absence of specific instruction, and can write protocols/reports, business correspondence and procedures



  • 40 hours preferred, 32-36 hours discussable.
  • We are happy to receive responses from candidates with lab background and IT (programming) affinity; we're also happy to see profiles with programming background and lab affinity.
  • English required (although more emphasis on reading&writing than speaking), Dutch is a plus (as the current team is Dutch speaking).


Available and interested?

If you’re interested in this role and if you want to be part of growing organisation within engineering projects in the pharma industry or if you would like to discuss this vacancy further and to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Ralf Huisman on +31 6 11408791 or send your CV to ralf.huisman@dpsgroupglobal.com

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