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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.

Vacancies

Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) is a quickly growing company in drug discovery research with a main focus on ultra-High Throughput Screening. Using their state-of-the-art robotic systems they work together with customers ranging from big pharma companies to small & medium biotech companies and universities. They 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 they are also expanding in areas like Hit-to-Lead profiling and precision medicine. To support this growth they are looking for an experienced PhD level group leader for their HTS group.
If you are interested and want to find out more, please check out the function and requirements at the Thema Group website (https://www.themagroup.nl/vacatures/vacature-group-leader-high-throughput-screening-705434-11.html)

or contact:

Marjo Lucker | Recruitment Consultant
+31 – 6 – 13 56 19 88 | lucker@themagroup.nl

Marije Hoogendoorn | Sr. Recruitment Specialist
+31 – 6 – 23 13 51 18 | hoogendoorn@themagroup.nl

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 Hanny Faro (HR Business Partner), by telephone: +31 629037162 or via e-mail: hanny.faro@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 (PPSC) is een snelgroeiend, high-tech bedrijf op het Pivot Park in Oss.
De hoofdtaak van het Screening Centre is het bieden van diensten op het vlak van High Throughput Screening (HTS) en het testen van grote aantallen stoffen, om nieuwe aanknopingspunten te vinden voor de ontwikkeling van (kandidaat-) geneesmiddelen. De screeningfaciliteit bestaat uit state-of-the-art robotfaciliteiten en een uitgebreide collectie van 200.000 drug-like compounds.
PPSC werkt samen met klanten variërend van grote farmaceutische bedrijven tot kleine en middelgrote biotechbedrijven en universiteiten.
Daarnaast is PPSC aangewezen als het Europese screening centrum van de European Lead Factory, een belangrijk internationaal project gefinancierd door de Europese Unie.

Wij zijn op zoek naar een helpende hand op het laboratorium die ervoor zorgt dat alles soepel verloopt, nauwkeurig genoteerd wordt en alles op orde is.

 

Beschrijving vacature
Je zorgt er voor dat alle randzaken goed op orde zijn, zodat het team op volle stoom door kan werken.
Het betreft een functie in de dagdienst voor 4 uur per dag, van maandag tot en met vrijdag. Onze voorkeur gaat uit naar een pool van medewerkers waarbij de planning van de uren onderling wordt verdeeld.

 

De belangrijkste werkzaamheden zijn:
• Het lab netjes houden door gebruikte materialen op te ruimen.
• Het bestellen en opbergen van algemene producten in het magazijn.
• Het opruimen van de keuken- en koffieruimte, het spoelen van glaswerk in het lab.
• Het maken van oplossingen volgens, in overeenstemming met werkinstructie.
• Het beantwoorden van de telefoon en het aannemen van pakketten.
De vereisten voor deze vacature
• HLO opleiding.
• Je hebt bij voorkeur eerder op een lab gewerkt of stage gelopen.
• Je bent een behulpzame collega.
• Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse taal in woord en geschrift.
• Je bent voor minimaal 10 uur per week beschikbaar.

 

Jouw vaardigheden
• Zelfstandig
• Verantwoordelijkheidsgevoel
• Goede communicatieve vaardigheden
• Hulpvaardig
• Flexibel
• Accuraat

 

Wij bieden jou
• Een afwisselende functie binnen een fijne werksfeer.
• Prima arbeidsvoorwaarden.

 

Meer info en solliciteren

Ben je geïnteresseerd in de vacature of wil je meer informatie neem dan contact op met Hanny Faro (HR Business Partner) op telefoonnummer 06-29037162 of via e-mail hanny.faro@pivotpark.com