UX/UI Designer

Full-Time Position


As a UI/UX designer, you’ll have a significant impact on the software design and user experience. Working on both the overarching interface as well as the intricate details and interactions, you’ll be sure to leave your mark. Together with product management and design, you’ll translate strategy into intuitive and engaging user interfaces and experiences in line with our brand identity. You’ll be designing cross-platform desktop applications that control high-tech instruments and analyze data, with the design standards of consumer-grade software.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • With our growing portfolio of products, you are motivated to take ownership of one of our software packages and can take responsibility for its success. You’ll keep track of progress, planning, and ensure you can fulfill the needs of your role successfully.
  • You’ll host sessions with our internal application scientists and workflow teams to capture user needs and wishes for upcoming projects and features, and prototype solutions and workflows for them to understand exactly what the best solution is.
  • Create engaging user interfaces and experiences in line with our brand identity.
  • Designing cross-platform desktop applications that control high-tech instruments and analyze data, with the design standards of consumer-grade software.
  • Working together with our software development team with a dedicated UI/UX developer, you ensure that your designs are handed over with all the information needed, and see to it that they are implemented correctly.
  • In a highly dynamic and small team with big ambitions, you are ready to sometimes go the extra mile to make things happen under tight deadlines.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • A degree in a user-centered design-related field (or can show relevant work), and 3-5 years of experience working in a UI/UX-related role.
  • A portfolio showcasing your work and demonstrating your process.
  • Having worked in an Agile team environment with close communication to software teams.
  • Experienced in developing highly refined interfaces from start to finish.
  • Experience with user research, testing, and facilitating working sessions with various user and stakeholder groups.
  • Having had ownership of projects including planning and project management.
  • Experience with working on software for physical products.
  • Experience with modern designs tools such as Sketch (preferred), Figma, XD as well as design processes and prototyping methods.


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

Our technologies: 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 leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

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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