People Operations and Onboarding Specialist

Job description

"At Castor, we’re proud of our employee net promoter score (+46) and know it’s possible to achieve anything with a happy and healthy team. Having recently secured a $12million Series A, we’re continuing to build our international team of Castorians working across our hubs in Amsterdam and the United States, as well as remotely. We need a true believer of our people mantra, helping us continue to deliver tip-top employee and manager support whilst ensuring everyone is set for success from day one, no matter their working location.”  - Edwin Schreuder, People and Culture Manager

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading healthtech startup. We provide a cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest medical device companies, biopharmas and renowned academic institutes. How? By simplifying the clinical trial process with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission? To bring medical research into the digital age. You can take a look at our work to support COVID-19 on our blog.

Meet the People team!

Our People team is one diverse bunch. That’s right, as a team of 7 they hail from all corners of the globe including Australia, Chile, Ukraine, the U.K, Finland, and The Netherlands!

What do we love about this? Firstly, it speaks volumes in supporting the 26+ international cultures in our colony of Castorians. It also creates a rewarding, collaborative, and engaging environment where ideas can be fostered and everybody contributes directly to our People projects and company mission. 

What you’ll do

As our go-to onboarding expert, you’ll be creating ‘best in class’ in-person and digital experiences. Take a look below👇. This is how new joiners reflected on their first day in Q2 and Q3 2020. It’ll be your role to ensure every new Castorian reflects on this question as ‘Awesome!’.

You’ll also be the first point of contact for our Castorians, ensuring the best manager and employee experiences by supporting with a bunch of hands-on questions and topics including:

  • Own all end-end people operations including payrolling, contracting, immigration and 30% ruling
  • Ensure accurate HR data in all our People systems with responsibility for data and reports
  • Supporting with the development and roll-out of different people projects

What you’ll bring

With a personal, positive and people-focused approach, you’ll be truly energized to support a diverse team in a dynamic, flat-structured, startup environment. You’ll also bring:

  • Progressive experience across the breadth of People Operations
  • A relevant understanding of Dutch and other international labor laws
  • Experience supporting a variety of stakeholders at different levels, including senior managers
  • Experience working on People projects and a passion for innovative HR
  • A good aptitude and ability to work with, analyze and advise on People data

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:

  • You’ll develop your skills to support and scale international and remote-working people processes
  • Working in a dynamic, collaborative and fast-paced start-up to develop your broader abilities
  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare worldwide

What you’ll get

At Castor we truly live 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 and partly-remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and 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!
  • We love good food! So, we provide lunch and healthy snacks in the office
  • 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!