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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 located on the Pivot Park in Oss, a successful campus with more than 55 company specializing in drug discovery and development.  PPSC is a spin-out company from MSD and we use state-of-the-art robotic systems to test 100.000-1.000.000 compounds to find new starting points for medicines in a wide range of therapeutic areas. We work together with big pharma companies across Europe. In addition, we are the main participant in the European Lead Factory (ELF). This EU funded initiative is the largest public private partnership in the field of drug discovery and brings together pharma companies, universities and SME to boost drug discovery in Europe. Being the beating heart of ELF, PPSC is at the forefront of drug discovery research in Europe. We deliver starting points for future medicines.

 

We are looking for motivated students that wish to help in the field of assay development and optimize an assay for automated screening.

 

Examples of topics in this project:

  • Assay development of a biochemical or cellular assay, using a protein, enzyme or receptor of interest.
  • Optimize this assay to 384-well and 1536-well format for automated screening.
  • After this optimization process perform a screen using a subset of our compound collection.
  • Analyze the data using dedicated software.

 

Examples of techniques used in this project:

  • Perform 384-well assays on the bench using automated pipettes.
  • Perform 1536-well assays using state of the art lab automation equipment.
  • General cell culture techniques and cell culture techniques focused on screening such as the use of “frozen cells” and culturing in roller bottles.
  • The use of different read-out techniques such as luciferase, FRET, Fluorescence intensity, HTRF, Alphascreen, Membrane potential Calcium fluxes.

 

We are looking for a late-stage student that can work with us on one or more of these topics. The ideal candidate:

  • Has a basic understanding of biochemistry.
  • Is interested in life sciences applications.

 

Send us your CV and motivation letter in case you would like to apply for this internship.

Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) is a quickly growing company in drug discovery research located  on the Pivot Park in Oss, a successful  campus with more than 55 company specializing in drug discovery and development.  PPSC is  a spin-out company from MSD and we use state-of-the-art robotic systems to test 100.000-1.000.000 compounds to find new starting points for medicines in a wide range of therapeutic areas. We work together with big pharma companies across Europe. In addition, we are the main participant in the European Lead Factory (ELF). This EU funded initiative is the largest public private partnership in the field of drug discovery and brings together pharma companies, universities and SME to boost drug discovery in Europe. Being the beating heart of ELF, PPSC is at the forefront of drug discovery research in Europe. We deliver starting points for future medicines.

 

As large volumes of data are produced in High-Throughput Screening (HTS), PPSC needs sophisticated software tools to handle this efficiently. Recently new software has been implemented that supports our basic workflows. With these workflows in place, and data stored in databases, PPSC has started a project to increase quality of workflows and learn from the data by mining the results databases. We are looking for motivated students that wish to help answering our questions in the field of data sciences.

 

Examples of topics in this project:

  • Determine the occurrence of duplicate structures in compound libraries and analyse corresponding biological results to establish reproducibility of biological results in the database.
  • A special set of compounds is used to test the robustness of assays during assay development. A cross program analysis is needed to evaluate the usefulness of this approach and make recommendations for future application.
  • Some compounds in our library show up as active in many different assays. These are called “frequent hitters” and are not of interest for further investigation in a project because they are the result of artefacts in the assays. An analysis of frequent hitters is needed to investigate whether they have properties in common and how we can label them to enable more efficient handling in future.
  • Evaluate compound logistics software and implement templates & workflows
  • Investigate and apply workflow software (KNIME) to streamline data analysis

 

We are looking for a late-stage student that can work with us on one or more of these topics. The ideal candidate:

  • Is experienced with data sciences in general. Ideally you have some experience in programming and/or data processing.
  • Has a basic understanding of chemistry.
  • Is interested in life sciences applications.

 

Send us your CV and motivation letter in case you would like to apply for this internship.

DE FUNCTIE:

De Marcom Specialist is medeverantwoordelijk voor de uitvoering van de marketing- en communicatieactiviteiten. Digitale marketing en Content marketing vormen een integraal onderdeel van dit werk, evenals evenementenbeheer – van de ontwikkeling van ideeën en concepten tot en met de implementatie.

Je draagt er mede zorg voor dat Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) de kans krijgt haar groei te versnellen. De focus ligt hierbij op communicatie-activiteiten gericht op innovatieve geneesmiddelen-ontwikkeling, maar ook het selecteren en inzetten van de juiste communicatie-tools om nieuwe klanten aan te trekken voor PPSC.

De Marcom Specialist geeft administratieve, operationele en coördinerende ondersteuning aan de Marketing & Communication Manager.

BELANGRIJKSTE VERANTWOORDELIJKHEDEN:

 

 1. Content Management

Doel: Maximaliseren van de zichtbaarheid van Pivot Park Screening Centre.

Kerntaken:

  • Beheer van de Pivot Park Screening Centre website, zodat de inhoud altijd up-to-date en relevant is.
  • Coördineren en beheren van content, bijv. interviews, editorial copy, nieuws, blog, enz. te gebruiken in verschillende communicatie kanalen.
  • Creëren van inhoud voor de redactiekalender van sociale media.
  • Creatie corporate collateral zoals animatie / movie, brochure, advertorial, etc.
  • Proactief meedenken met de Marketing Communication Manager om tools verder te ontwikkelen ter ondersteuning van de stakeholderstrategie.
 

2. Event Management

Doel: Organiseren van online en offsite activiteiten die meerwaarde creëren voor Pivot Park Screening Centre.
Kerntaken:

  • Je maakt een programmering van activiteiten in de vorm van een jaarkalender met beursdeelnames, webinars en hybride events voor klanten, arbeidsmarkt beurzen, etc. Voor deze programmering werk je in samenspraak met business development en de Marketing & Communication Manager.
  • Je organiseert en implementeert alle events / activiteiten. Je doet dit a.d.h.v. een projectfile en budget. Je maakt gebruik van de diverse promotie kanalen en conference faciliteiten.
  • Je coördineert bezoekersgroepen / rondleidingen in het PPSC.
  • Je bent in nauw contact met partners van PPSC om te weten wat er speelt en om verhalen op te halen gezamenlijke activiteiten te ontplooien
 

3. General Marketing Communication

 Doel: Succesvolle implementatie van het Marcom plan, door middel van het ondersteunen en / of uitvoeren van algemene marketingcommunicatie campagnes en initiatieven.

Kerntaken:

  • Webinarbeheer: Host Webinar tool (Webinargeek).
  • Je monitort en coördineert een Google Ads / SEA Campagne samen met Online Marketing bureau.
  • Je bewaakt en coördineert PPSC huisstijl (templates, logos, fotografie, etc.)
  • Activeert en communiceert met social media brand ambassadors via LinkedIn en Twitter.
  • Projecten opzetten.
  • Financiële tracking: volg MarCom-uitgaven in het prognosebestand.
  • Jaarlijkse (budget) PR planning maken en aanleveren content.
 

4. Support Business Development

Doel: Ondersteunen van Business Development in acquisitietrajecten.

Kerntaken:

  • Ondersteunen van Business Development door middel van de inzet van de juiste marketing content en tools.
  • Support de implementatie van een nieuw CRM tool en effectief inzetten voor marketing communicatie doeleinden.
 

KWALIFICATIES

  • Bachelor of hoger in bedrijfskunde of communicatie.
  • Minimaal 5 jaar werkervaring in een vergelijkbare functie.
  • Uitstekende communicatieve vaardigheden
  • Ervaring met projectmatig werken
  • Een bewezen vaardigheid om creatief te werken en georganiseerd te zijn.
  • Affiniteit digitale marketing
  • Vloeiend in het Engels en Nederlands (gesproken en geschreven).
  • Maakt gebruik van de meest gebruikte software, waaronder Microsoft Office; WordPress; Mailchimp (Sharepoint is een pluspunt).
  • Positief, enthousiast en flexibel teamlid dat veelzijdig is en verandering omarmt.
  • Ervaring in het geneesmiddelenontwikkelingsproces en / of kennis over de farma industrie zijn een pluspunt.
 

Ben je geïnteresseerd? Ga dan naar de site van PS: masters @ work om je CV en motivatie in te sturen.

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

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