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Scientific Quality Assurance Specialist

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist, preferably with experience in the Life Science area supporting the development of chemical knowledge on data platforms.

Location: Frankfurt or Amsterdam

Our client is developing R&D solutions in the Chemistry domain and we are currently looking for someone with knowledge in software testing and scientific background in the Life Science (chemical /biomedical/pharmacological/ medical) domain. 

The team is seeking more support in the transformation of data, in particular, an end-to-end view to functionalities and processes with a strong customer focus and knowledge representations on data platforms. You will be working closely with the development team and subject matter experts in an agile manner, and in strong collaboration with other groups in the Content Transformation team.


  • Quality assurance of new developments and improvements for solutions, such as data platforms in the Life Science domain related to Reaxys, Reaxys MedChem databases;
  • Define/support the business rules for data transformation and test the rules;
  • Participate in defining quality standards, prepare QA plans, develop test cases and prepare test data;
  • Preparation of test reports, statistics and analyses concerning QA tests;
  • Looking into new processes and optimize existing processes resulting in a more efficient QA including automation of processes;
  • Documenting processes;

Knowledge and skills requirements:

  • Education: Degree (Master’s; PhD preferred) in Chemistry/ChemInformatics/Biology/Bio-informatics/Pharmacology or similar qualification in Life Sciences;
  • Knowledge in software testing (Web-based applications, client-server systems, and databases);
  • Understanding of quality assurance and testing procedures;
  • Familiar with basic functionality of automated software testing;
  • Programming/scripting skills (e.g. Perl, Java);
  • Certifications like ISTQB Certified Test Manager are a plus;
  • Good communication and documentation skills (English) working in a truly international team;
  • Comfortable to work in an agile environment and a multi-disciplinary team;

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please send an email to or give us a call at +31(0)85 4010197.

Posted on maandag 18 november 2019
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