Technician/ Software Developer (parttime/ 24 hr pr week)

GenomeScan B.V. - Leiden

32-40 uur


Job opportunity: Technician/Software Developer (parttime/ 24 hrs/wk)

GenomeScan provides innovative DNA analyses for patient diagnostics and genetic laboratory research. Our diagnostic tests detect the genetic cause(s) behind disease, and can help tailor the treatment to individual patients.

We provide a complete portfolio of cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing techniques to analyze hereditary traits in all organisms, including Exome sequencing, Inherited Disease Panel Sequencing, DNA Sequencing, Transcriptomics, Methylation - Epigenetics and Bio Informatics.

We are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited since 2011, an international standard for laboratory excellence.


Job description

This job is a combination of a Technician with Software Developer skills. You are responsible for

laboratory-based tasks, execute experiments which include sample handling, recording and analyzing results whilst adhering to relevant procedures and health and safety guidelines all according to company quality standards. You are contributing and improving, reviewing and developing our LIMS in collaboration with our Senior Software Developer.

Reports to

The Technician/Software Developer reports to the Lab Manager.


  • Prepare and execute experiments including documentation to produce reliable and accurate data

  • Prepare reagents, work with and handle (diagnostic) samples

  • Participate in- and execute general laboratory tasks

  • Analyze experiments and prepare data reports under the supervision of Project Managers

  • Ensure the lab is well stocked and resourced

  • To develop, write and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and related documents, in cooperation with Project Managers

  • Keeping up to date with technical developments

  • Take care of all related administrative tasks where necessary

  • < >ake software improvements and implement new ideas into software code< >resent ideas, plans, and results regarding software improvement

    Maintain and act as back-up for our LIMS system (in collaboration with our senior Software Developer).


  • Minimal Bachelor Degree in life science or molecular biology and preferably 2 years working experience

  • Good knowledge of two service platforms and fair knowledge of a third platform such as Gene Expression, DNA sequencing or Next Generation Sequencing

  • Good knowledge of HTML, PHP, JavaScript and preferably a good understanding of two other languages such as C++, Python, Bash, or Java

  • Knowledge and experience with Linux and Windows

  • Language skills: excellent knowledge of Dutch and English both in word and writing



Accurate and quality aware, analytical, flexible, team player, pro-active, able to work under pressure

Application procedure

Are you the Technician/Software Developer we are looking for?

Please send your resume and motivation to Ms. F. Broekhuizen – Klik op de solliciteer-button om te solliciteren – or call +31(0) 71-5681050.

GenomeScan B.V.

Plesmanlaan 1d 

2333 BZ Leiden 

The Netherlands

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