Program Manager – Dynamic single-molecule

Full-time position


As our Program Manager for Dynamic Single Molecule (DSM) business unit you will join an amazing company that is changing the way the world understands the true nature of biological mechanisms.

In your role, you will orchestrate projects, realize multidisciplinary deliverables and as such own and drive the execution of the LUMICKS DSM roadmap. You are the go-to-person for all ins and outs of the DSM program and will work closely together with product management, development & engineering, and many other stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.

As Program Manager, you will lead and coach a team of project leaders and lead key projects yourself as well. You will fulfil a key role in the BU leadership team and help achieve the BU’s ambitious growth targets.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

· You are responsible for the execution of the DSM roadmap and manage all projects in the product generation funnel

· These projects are often complex, cross-functional and are in various phases of development, ranging from initiation, to introduction, to end-of-life

· You manage the projects on Quality, Timing and Costs

· You will be leading, managing, coaching, and motivating a team of project leaders, while also leading key projects yourself

· You will align and collaborate with all relevant stakeholders within and outside LUMICKS to execute the roadmap, ranging from operations and customer service to marketing and sales, to suppliers and customers

· Key words: planning, scoping, escalation handling, risk management, quality, resources., budgeting, reporting

· You will play a key role in the leadership team of the DSM business unit and directly report to the GM

· As part of the leadership team, you will be involved in all aspects of running a Business Unit, including strategic planning and execution

What about my skills & competencies?

· You have the ability to gets things done

· You can drive individuals and teams to results

· You are curious and like high-tech innovation

· You can show proven success in running complex projects in a high-end setting (opto-mechanics, fluidics, software, UI/UX, electronics)

· As we are a scale-up, you feel comfortable with some level of uncertainty, and you can deal with (continuous) change.

· You have the natural drive to continuously look for product and process improvements

· You can build good project teams and coach project leaders

· You are a good communicator – ability to effectively connect with stakeholders.

· You are customer-oriented, and you have experience in dealing with suppliers

· You have a solid technology background

· Good understanding of product development processes (although you understand that getting things done is more important than simply following a process)

· You have experience of 10 years as project leader / program manager in a high-tech setting

· Experience with biochemistry related applications is a nice-to-have


LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our high-performance instruments are optimal to investigate the fundamental causes of disease and facilitate drug optimization. With our tools, researchers can visualize and quantify the interactions between proteins and DNA in real-time and perform high-throughput screening of molecular and cell-cell interactions using sound waves.

We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With the ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, and Imperial College London, LUMICKS is expanding its team.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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