Functional Application Manager Laboratory Informatics

About Synthon

Synthon Biopharmaceuticals focuses on development of innovative medicines, including antibody-drug conjugates, in two key therapeutic areas: oncology and autoimmune diseases. In the
coming years, we aim to deliver on our promise to introduce new medicines for diseases with high unmet medical need.

We are inquisitive, entrepreneurial and independent. We make creative choices, and are building a promising portfolio of next-generation medicines.

Synthon Biopharmaceuticals is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where over 250 staff work at our state-of-the art biotech campus.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

As functional application manager you will work in the IT department of Synthon Biopharmaceuticals. The department is responsible for the proper functioning of all business applications of our organization. Within the department you will be responsible for the applications in the Laboratory Informatics domain. These are LIMS, ELN, CDS and other systems to support processes in the Research and Development departments.

You will serve as the linking pin between the internal customer, the supplier and the IT department. This means that you are responsible for change and renewal of the Laboratory Informatics applications according to the specifications of system/process owners. In addition, you advise the system and process owners, process experts and key users as well as implement configuration changes using a controlled and structured approach. Furthermore, your tasks will include training, guidance and support of key users (e.g. when testing changes) and you will act as second-line support for troubleshooting. You will report to the head of Information Technology.

Your profile

Your motivation letter and CV should show that you have:

  • A bachelor’s (hbo) degree in (Applied) Computer Science, Business Management, or Life Sciences (hlo)
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in application management, functional support or other relevant experience
  • Knowledge of laboratory management systems (preferably Labware, Empower, E-Notebook or similar systems)
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Experience with computer system validation is a strong advantage
  • Experience in managing complex projects via methods like Prince2

In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that you have adequate analytical, communication and problem-solving skills. You are able to look at things from a process perspective and can easily translate customer requirements into effective solutions. You are also results oriented, eager to learn and able to work and coordinate activities independently. In addition, you are able to quickly build and maintain relationships with your IT colleagues and your internal customers.


Contract hours: fulltime, 40 hours.
Salary: depending on experience.
Home base will be Nijmegen.



For further information, you can contact Bram de Kruijff, Site director at tel. +31 (0)24 - 372 77 00.
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