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Do you want to contribute to drug discovery?

Our colleagues, together with other business partners and knowledge institutes, work towards discovering new medicines in order to achieve a healthier society.

Do you want to progress in the field of drug discovery?

We specialise in scientific research and provide highly regarded screening assignments and research programmes. Our long-standing experience in early drug discovery and our state-of-the-art ultra-High-Throughput Screening infrastructure provides us and our partners with the best confirmed leads.

Do you want to expand your knowledge and experience?

We are always keen to meet potential new scientist colleagues, and if you’re interested we will show you around our campus with great pride and enthusiasm. You’re welcome to visit and enjoy a cup of coffee with us. Or just share your CV and a letter which tells us what you are looking for. Please, send us an e-mail.


Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) is a quickly growing company in drug discovery research with a main focus on ultra-high throughput screening. Using our state-of-the-art robotic systems we work together with customers ranging from big pharma companies to small & medium biotech companies and universities. We offer services in early drug discovery in the field of assay development, compound screening and biological profiling during hit to lead phase. PPSC is also actively involved in the European Lead Factory (ELF; IMI initiative) as the beating heart of the European Screening Centre.  Besides strengthening the PPSC core business we are also expanding in areas like Hit-to-Lead profiling and precision medicine. To expand our capacity, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated bachelor level scientist.

Job Description

You and your colleagues from the assay development team are responsible for setting up, optimizing, miniaturizing and transferring assays to the automated screening facilities. The actual screening is performed in close collaboration with lab automation experts who have the in-depth knowledge and ownership over the lab automation infrastructure. Assays are set up to identify compounds giving a positive response (actives) against the assay targets. These assays are provided by external partners like pharmaceutical companies, universities and SME’s. The scientist assay development is involved in a variety of tasks: the handover of assays from the target owner/customer, optimization of the assay, actual screening, active selection and retesting (active confirmation), data processing and reporting. The scientist assay development is participating in international programme teams (target owners and ELF partners).

Our job requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biology or life sciences;
  • Experience with assay development, biochemical and cell based assays;
  • Affinity for lab automation and knowledge of general IT;
  • Good communication skills, in Dutch and English and willing to collaborate with colleagues and customers.

Your competencies:

  • Team player;
  • Accurate;
  • Eye for details;
  • Commercial mind-set;
  • Good social skills;

Plusses when you have experience with:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Cell culture;
  • Assay development for 384- and/or 1536-wells assay technologies;
  • Laboratory automation and HTS (High Throughput Screening) using robotic systems;
  • Various assay technologies such as: fluorescence polarization, luciferase, alpha screen, beta-lactamase, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, LC-MS, SPR, MST, flow cytometry, HCA.

Job application an information:

If you are interested in this position and you would like to apply or you would like to have more information, please contact our HR department via e-mail: humanresources@pivotpark.com

Applications* must include all of the following:

  • a personal motivation letter.
  • a Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of some references.

*Only complete applications will be considered. Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.

Pivot Park Screening Centre, is an organization specialized in the scientific research. We provide highly regarded screening assessments and research programs. Our long-standing experience in an early drug discovery and state-of-art High-Troughput Screening infrastructure provides our partners with the best confirmed leads. The High-Troughput Screening (HTS) is a widely applied approach to find starting points for the development of new medicines. We are continuously expending our knowledge and experiences, which benefit both the scientific community as well as our partners. PPSC is growing fast and to reach our future goals, we are searching for someone who can utilize the international opportunities within Asia and the United States.

We offer
  • Challenging international business management position
  • Ability to explore the market and seize the opportunities
  • International traveling required
  • Member of the Management Team 


The purpose of this position is to develop and implement an international growth strategy for the organisation. Based on facts, data, and analyses, you formulate a strategic plan in which you are not only responsible for the drafting, but also for implementation. As Global Business Development Director you will segment the market and focus in particular on the opportunities offered by Asia (Japan) and United States. Furthermore, you will become responsible for sales and marketing and will also conduct a competitive analysis to identify the (EU, Asia, and U.S.) market and therefore the opportunities. In this position you have a close cooperation with the Business Development Manager who will focus on Europe. The aim is to add and acquire new customers who will use the services of Pivot Park Screening Centre.
In this position you will be expected, apart from the Covid-19 measurements, to be mostly abroad to engage in a dialogue with the target group (40% -60% traveling). The ideal candidate enjoys and is experienced in entering and developing relationships abroad. You will become commercial sparring partner for the client and its own organisation and also strong in terms of content. Keeping in touch with the Pivot Park Screening Centre and involving its Project Managers in your plans and results are crucial. Together you will come to a planning, objectives are formulated, and a budget plan is drawn up.

  • University degree or higher with a preference for a Phd, Pharmacy, Biology or chemical background
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience within an international sales position
  • Knowledge off, affinity with, and understanding of the pharmaceutical R&D field
  • A network in the Asian or American pharmaceutical market is recommended
  • Demonstratable acquisition results, excellent negotiation skills, data-driven and market-oriented
  • Strong conceptual capacity to translate organizational developments into commercial results


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to WS/21-052-DD, to Tim van Loon : info@derksenderks.nl.

For further information, please call Tim van Loon at number +31 (0)33 472 80 87.

An individual assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

PPSC has chosen Derks & Derks B.V. as recruitment agency for this assignment. We request therefore to send any application or other response to Derks & Derks.