Associate Product Owner

Job description

“Castor’s customer-centric products have supported medical researchers to capture over 1.2 million data points! As one of our Product Owners, at the heart of our product organization, you’ll ensure we deliver the best software solutions for the clinical trial space, contributing on our journey to improve medical research with technology.”  - Derk Arts, CEO

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest medical device companies, biopharma, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote, device enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor supports more than 250 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

What you’ll do

Joining our in-house Product and Design team, you’ll collaborate with Engineering, Customer Success, and the rest of the Product team to ensure Castor’s health tech products support faster, smarter medical research. You’ll do this by:

  • Leading requirements gathering efforts and creating user stories that fulfill the product vision and goals
  • Maintaining a clean and prioritised backlog
  • Optimizing the value of the work the engineering team delivers
  • Collaborating proactively with research, design, QA, and engineering teams throughout the product development process
  • Being the main point of contact for your customers for product-related issues
  • Overseeing product implementation for new customers
  • Supporting the sales team with product demos

What you’ll bring

As one of our Product Owners, you’ll bring innovative, analytical, and user-centric thinking in all you do. You’re a master tactician and a fan of both open communication and collaboration. You’ll also bring:

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills
  • Fluency in English and Dutch
  • A self-starter and hands-on mentality, with the adaptability to thrive in a startup environment

It would be good if you had:

  • Experience working with SaaS products
  • Hands-on experience with software product ownership (or similar)
  • Experience in the life sciences sector

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • To develop with the challenges of working in a rapidly growing and changing startup
  • To own and develop your product that helps Dutch and international hospitals manage their medical research projects
  • To support our bigger goal in making the worlds research data reusable
  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare

What you'll get

At Castor, we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team.' With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible working opportunity with fully remote a possibility
  • A competitive salary plus a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • 30 days annual leave (plus national holidays)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget!
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights, or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).