Do you have the DNA that we are looking for?

The more we uncover about the microbiome and microbial world, the more we realise there’s much more to discover. We are on the verge of truly understanding the role of the microbiome in health, disease, nutrition, and even in solutions for greener agriculture. BaseClear is actively cooperating with other experts in the field looking for ways to characterise the microbiome for a wide range of applications. As a part of our mission in accelerating the understanding and use of microorganisms for a more sustainable, safer and healthier future, one of our goals at BaseClear is to become a leading partner in microbiome research.

Over the last three decades we have built up experience and increasingly strong expertise in microbial genomics. BaseClear offers a complete range of microbial genomics services including: metagenomics, microbiome analysis and microbial strain characterisation for regulatory approval. We are the preferred partner for many leading brands in various industries such as pharma, cosmetics, food industry and animal health in The Netherlands, in Europe and beyond. We currently have approximately 65 employees and are proudly located in the heart of the Leiden Bio Science Park, the leading biomedical hotspot in Europe.

For our growing product development department we are looking for candidates for the position of:

Technical Developer
(1.0 FTE)


For the department Product development we are looking for an additional Technical developer who will be responsible for process & product optimizations and co-development of new microbial genomics products and services to accelerate the further growth of the company. Also you will assist in drafting project plans and reports. You will work as part of a highly motivated team of technical developers and product managers. Together we ensure BaseClear’s product portfolio is state-of-the-art and attractive also in the years to come.

The Technical developer is supervised by the Director Product development and works closely with other departments within BaseClear to achieve the above goals. In the BaseClear organisation, you will function on a level between Product managers (PhD) and Technicians (HLO/MLO).


We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and creative candidate with a “can-do” mentality who has the ability to work accurately and result-oriented under pressure of deadlines. You like to work in a project-based, dynamic environment. You have experience with process optimizations and/or product development and can work effectively and professionally with scientists and are able to navigate priorities and complete projects within defined deadlines. You have a good knowledge of microbiology and genomics technologies.

Specifically we are searching for a candidate with the following experience and characteristics

  • Educated to HBO or MSc. degree level in a bioscience, biotechnology or microbiology or related discipline with good knowledge of genomics & DNA sequencing technologies.
  • A proven track record (min 4 years) in a molecular biology laboratory, preferably with experience in DNA/RNA techniques, microbiology, validations and/or troubleshooting.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • The ability to work well independently as well as in a team.
  • Preferably experience with lean six sigma or comparable process improvement methods.
  • Can-do-mentality, focused, flexible and innovative thinking.

Our offer

We offer a challenging full-time (40-hour) position in a growing high-tech company, where you would work in a team and with a high degree of independence. The appointment is for a definitive period (12 months), with the possibility to extend into an indefinite period if the results are desirable. Salary is based on age and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.

For further information about the above position please contact Dr. Walter Pirovano (Director Product Development).


Please send your motivation and curriculum vitae, quoting vacancy number 2020-TD01, to

Closing date: 23-oct-2020

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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