Laboratory Manager

At S[&]T we are specialized in R&D solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house at S[&]T. 
We are currently looking for a Laboratory Manager.

Your position

As a Laboratory Manager you will be supervising laboratory activities on labs where experimental, development and manufacturing work takes place.

Your activities and responsibilities will contain:
•Sample and hardware management, such as registration and management of
o test samples used for experiments;
o hardware;
o software;
o planning and preparation of the use of hardware resources.

•Laboratory infrastructure management
o Organize and plan experimental set-up layout;
o Organize  and  plan availability  of facilities (e.g. air pressure, power, ...) and proper cabling and installation of auxiliary hardware;
o order infrastructure materials(e.g. computer racks, cable ducts, ...);
o manage and uphold safety regulations and permits;
o manage cleaning and tidying up of laboratory;
o manage  the  identified  required  investments  (now  or  future)  and  make  sure  these investments are put on the proper investment lists;
o arrange new lab when necessary.

•Access authorization management
o arranging proper authorization of people to the laboratories;
o arranging lab-training when needed.

•Lab visit management
o Planning and preparation of requested lab visits;
o Communication with project manager(s) and Scientific lead involved about lab visits.

•Support for PR-related activities.
o Prepare and schedule photoshoots for experimental setups;
o Accompany photographer during photoshoot;
o Aftercare (communication with photographer).


You  have  a BSc  or  MSc in  mechanical  engineering,  mechatronics,  electrical  engineering  or  applied physics, instrumentation, or chemistry/materials science and at least 5 years working experience in Measurements  Labs environments. Furthermore,  you  need  to  recognize  yourself  in  the  profile  as described below.
•Familiar and comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with experimental and engineering challenges;
•good communication skills;
•fluent in Dutch & English, in word and writing;
•energy, creativity and a boundless curiosity;
•convince and inspire colleagues and customers alike;
•experience in managing suppliers and contractors;
•pro-active and problem-solving attitude;
•Good sense of ownership; defend lab interests if things become difficult;
•Structured in activities; has affinity with making lists, detailed planning, etc.;
•Not afraid of confrontations;
•Self-starting; look for improvements and opportunities.

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to, or apply directly through our website!

Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days from your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, we are not always able to reject your application in person.

Apply for this job