Principal Scientist HT Screening & Lab Automation
Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands
16 uur geleden

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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all.

DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large.

DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity.

DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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  • DSM is changing to better reflect how our customers are organized by establishing three Business Groups : Food & Beverage (F&B);
  • Health Nutrition & Care (HNC); and Animal Nutrition & Health (ANH). This means we bring together teams that serve common customers.

    Our long-term success in serving these markets require innovations that are customer-focused, value-adding and differentiating and, at the same time, grounded in market insights as well as best-in-class launch execution capabilities.

    Because of this new approach, a Biosciences and Process Innovation (BPI) unit and a Biodata & Translation (BD&T) unit have been created.

    The BD&T has a purpose to accelerate research and development by the operationalization of Data and Translational Science.

    This is achieved by best in class Digital, Analytical and High-Throughput Automation capabilities complemented by IP and toxicology.

    These are then translated into novel product, process and solution concepts.

    Our team is made up of creative thinkers, who thrive in fast-paced environments and continually come up with innovative solutions to meet the changing needs of our Internal customers.

    Through collaborating with people in different fields and not being afraid to try new things, we innovate exciting new products, processes and solutions for the benefit of our society.

    Within the global BD&T group we are looking to fill the position of :

    Principal Scientist HT Screening & Lab Automation

    Location : Delft, The Netherlands or Kaiseraugst, Switzerland

    The Challenge

    As a Principal Scientist, you have the responsibility for developing and implementing the vision for the Lab 4.0 and Automation group from a science and technology perspective.

    Your key responsibilities

  • Partner with DSM Business groups to understand their needs and support their R&D and Innovation strategy with relevant laboratory and screening solutions.
  • Together with a team of 20+ lab automation experts develop and apply high-throughput (HT) screening and automated strain engineering
  • Ensure that your team develops the right workflows including data management to deliver on agreed project objectives.
  • Set out a mid- and long-term strategy for the Group together with the R&D Manager.
  • Be a member of the Extended Management Team for the Center for Digital Innovation, collaborating with R&D Managers, as well as key scientists in analytics, data science, bio-informatics and modeling
  • The Ideal

  • A PhD with a minimum of 10+ years of relevant work experience in screening and automation for biotech and / or food applications.
  • A track record of utilizing screening and automation to address problems within strain development / synthetic biology / automated strain engineering (ASE) in industrial biotechnology, food and beverages and / or bioprocess industry.
  • A flexible, agile and solution-oriented mindset
  • A highly innovative mindset
  • Brilliant collaborative skills
  • Flexibility for travel between our R&D Centers in Europe and the US (
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English
  • Procedure & Contact

    Interested in this role? Apply for this position by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English on the DSM career website (www. / careers) ASASP. The procedure will generally be in line with the DSM application process outlined on the DSM career website.

    For further information on the content of the job, please contact : Reece Freeman, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (Reece.Freeman

    Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.

    Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees.

    The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http : / / or connect on

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