People Operations Manager

Job description

As Castor grows, so does our team - which is why we need someone like you! As our new Castorian you’ll be the go-to person for all people operations related stuff and our think-tank for improvement, automation and mind-blowing initiatives like implementing a 1-page employment contract. Some more good news here - you’ve finally found a company with a true purpose: smarter, faster medical research.


The main challenges

We want to give you a realistic idea of what to expect at Castor. You won’t walk into a company that has everything sorted out for you already. You need to bring an entrepreneurial mindset, pull your sleeves up, and blow us away. Your title might state "manager" but you will also do the ground work. Your main challenges:

  • Keeping the daily people admin up and running in an international, scaling and changing environment;

  • Ensuring smooth processes and procedures without bureaucracy;

  • Creating spot on documentation, contracts, letters and playbooks;

  • Implementing international payroll plus compensation and benefits;

  • Automating as much as possible;

  • Driving initiatives to maintain a healthy and happy team

  • Keeping up with HR compliance.

Daily responsibilities:

  • Be: Hands-on as the first person our people go to with their questions from absence and commuting till visa and benefits;

  • Create: employment contracts, addenda, employee letters and a lot of other shizzle;

  • Implement: processes and procedures;

  • Amaze: by running a spotless payroll and HR admin;

  • Build: Rock-solid automated and compliant admin;

  • Drive: initiatives to maintain a healthy team.


To be successful in this role, you have:

  • About 5+ years of people operations experience; you’ve fully experienced the people admin cycle from welcoming onboarding till heart-warming offboarding;

  • Worked in an international environment before;

  • Fluent English and Dutch with hands-on knowledge of Dutch labor law;

  • Previously helped with automating as much HR admin as possible;

  • Defined concise and super clear processes and procedures;

  • Delivered on people intelligence insights and analytics;

  • A close to obsessive drive for accuracy, you are the type that truly hates making mistakes.

 What does working at Castor include?

  • The opportunity to help improve medical research and healthcare;

  • A strong growth path in a scale-up with a budget to encourage personal development;

  • A good benefit package, including team bonus, pension, travel expenses, and fun outings;

  • 30 vacation days per year, on top of Dutch public holidays (6);

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, and Friday afternoon drinks.

Start: Asap

Availability: 28 - 40 hours per week.

Contact: Taru


About us

Delivering the best possible healthcare to patients worldwide requires an efficient research process that drives innovation in healthcare. Currently, 85% of resources spent on medical research do not contribute to patient health. At Castor we are creating user-friendly technology that solves these issues. Founded by an MD PhD, we understand that researchers want technology to work for them, not against them.


Our goal is to ensure the world’s research data becomes reusable and machine-readable so that we can leverage the power of AI to help us solve the biggest healthcare challenges. To be successful, we need to continuously improve and grow our product. We believe we can accomplish this with a healthy, happy, world-class team that is looking to make an impact.