Working at Pepscan

Product Specialist Personalized Peptides

Pepscan is an all-in-one partner in peptides, building on 25 years of experience in advancing and applying peptide expertise to facilitate customers in the discovery, development and production of peptides. At its end-to-end facility in Lelystad, the Netherlands, Pepscan offers a range of patented technologies, phage display capabilities, a lead-optimization array platform and production facilities for R&D- to GMP-grade peptides, including libraries and neoantigen vaccines. Among its patents is the CLIPS™ technology, which locks peptides into active conformations.

With its epitope mapping service platform, Pepscan also supports biotech companies in developing their antibody pipelines. The underlying protein mimicry platform delivers binding insights, even in cases where other technologies, such as linear, fall short.

The Opportunity
Pepscan is rapidly building a strong position in the supply of (pools of) personalized peptides for neoantigen vaccines (cancer therapy) and aims to become a world leader in this field. The perfect match between the key success factors in this niche market – timely and reliably delivery of peptides -and Pepscan’s strengths – extensive knowledge and practical expertise, its flexible team, redundant set-up in the all-in-one facility in Lelystad – provide the foundation from which to achieve this aim.

To realize our ambition, we are looking for a Product Specialist Personalized Peptides. The Product Specialist is the first contact point with (potential) customers, and ensures that customers' clinical trials are successfully facilitated by maximally leveraging the production capabilities and expertise of Pepscan.

Proficiencies
The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, loves interactions with (potential) customers, and is thrilled by being on the frontline of breakthrough developments in cancer therapies. The candidate has an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, and has a sound understanding of the pharmaceutical development process and more specifically clinical trials. He/she is able to use this knowledge to abstract the requirements for Pepscan’s offering for customers' projects. The Product Specialist will need to leverage internal team expertise (operations, project management, regulatory, science & technology, etc.) to come to a project offering that can indeed drive the success of the customers' trials.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure Pepscan’s capabilities are known and recognized throughout the niche market for personalized peptides – and build rapport with contacts of potential key customers
  • Bring business opportunities to fruition and develop long-term relationships by focusing on the unique key success factors of each customer
  • Develop customer-specific project proposals that maximally leverage Pepscan’s capabilities and expertise in aiding customers' projects
  • Remain engaged in ongoing projects to help ensure that customer expectations are fully met at all times
  • Gather and communicate relevant market information to management team
  • Ensure that project proposals and meeting updates are submitted in a timely manner

Your education/experience

  • Higher level of education (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in a relevant discipline such as chemistry or biochemistry
  • Experience with(in) the pharmaceutical industry is a prerequisite
  • Experience in a commercial environment is an advantage
  • Successful track record in selling (including negotiation and deal closure skills)
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships on trust, engagement and long-term commitment

Your profile

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Commercial drive
  • Willing to make trips abroad to visit customers (estimated at once every two months – mainly US/EU) and in possession of a driver's license
  • Knowledge of peptide synthesis is an advantage
  • Project management skills are an advantage

What we offer
The position offers an opportunity to work within a team (35 FTE) of entrepreneurial, science-loving colleagues, all of whom are committed to improving the lives of patients through the potential of peptides.

Pepscan offers an informal working environment, with a great deal of room for personal development and room to shape your role. We offer a market conform salary and a good pension plan. The right candidate will be welcomed enthusiastically.

Interested? Please send us your CV and motivation letter.
Recruiters should not contact us.


 

Business Development Manager Biopharma

Pepscan is an all-in-one partner in peptides, building on 25 years of experience in advancing and applying peptide expertise to facilitate customers in the discovery, development and production of peptides. At its end-to-end facility in Lelystad, the Netherlands, Pepscan offers a range of patented technologies, phage display capabilities, a lead-optimization array platform and production facilities for R&D- to GMP-grade peptides, including libraries and neoantigen vaccines. Among its patents is the CLIPS™ technology, which locks peptides into active conformations.

With its epitope mapping service platform, Pepscan also supports biotech companies in developing their antibody pipelines. The underlying protein mimicry platform delivers binding insights, even in cases where other technologies, such as linear, fall short.

The opportunity
Pepscan has set up in-house peptide discovery capabilities and has enhanced its peptide production to meet GMP standards (for clinical phase I/II).

Its phage display platform is unique thanks to the large variety of very specific peptide structures in its CLIPS™ technology-based libraries. The first commercial projects have proven the power of the technology. The platform has been developed within Pepscan's all-in-one facility, which includes a platform for lead optimization and clinical production as well. The latter is the result of combining the solid track-record in reliable production of – preferably complex - R&D peptides and a newly set-up simple, effective and compliant quality system.

Pepscan wants to accelerate the awareness and acceptance of its discovery platform and its clinical production capabilities in the market – to unlock the potential of regular and in particular CLIPS™ peptides to boost customers' R&D pipeline success. Pepscan is looking for a Business Development Manager to drive this process. The new position of Business Development Manager should be able to share the CLIPS™ technology potential with new customers.

Proficiencies
The Business Development Manager is responsible for proactively selling the Pepscan portfolio towards (bio)pharmaceutical companies. The offering consists of both R&D collaboration projects consisting of peptide discovery and lead optimization as well as supply projects for (clinical) production. The geographic scope is global, but with a clear focus on the US and EU markets. The successful candidate should therefore already have a network of potential customers and a network within the industry (mid-sized and big pharma in the EU and US) as well as experience with commercially contracting early R&D collaborations and/or clinical production.

Candidates must be able to both drive short-term revenue and establish long-term mutually beneficial relationships with customers. The candidate should have experience in and understand the requirements and challenges of drug discovery and development.

In this key position the Business Development Manager will have experience selling within the drug development pathway (including API) and has competent knowledge of discovery science – preferably combined with knowledge of both preclinical and clinical development.

The Business Development Manager will also need to leverage internal team expertise (operations, project management, regulatory, science & technology, etc.) to resolve problems and add value to Pepscan’s offerings.

Your responsibilities and duties

  • Secure and retain business through professional, consultative, proactive sales activities directed at decision-makers and decision influencers within new customers
  • Bring business opportunities to fruition and develop long-term relationships
  • Broaden awareness of Pepscan’s capabilities among relevant audiences – such as groups responsible for new modalities within larger pharma companies – and build rapport with these potential key customer contacts
  • Develop value propositions consistent with Pepscan’s capabilities to increase the project portfolio/pipeline – with focus on specific niches in the market
  • Remain engaged in ongoing projects to help ensure that deliverables, timelines, quality standards and, most importantly, customer expectations are met
  • Gather and communicate relevant market information to management team
  • Ensure that quotes and meeting updates are submitted in a timely manner
  • Establish and cultivate customer relationships to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Build individual account plans where appropriate and as directed by management

Your education/experience

  • Higher level of education (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in a relevant discipline such as chemistry, (bio)chemistry or biotechnology
  • 3-5 years of experience in business development within a CRO/CMO or pharma company – resulting in a demonstrable understanding of the drug discovery and development process
  • Practical experience in contracting R&D collaborations and/or clinical production – from either supplier or customer side
  • Successful track record in selling (including negotiation and deal closure skills)
  • Superior and demonstrated account management based on building relationships on trust, engagement and long-term commitment

Your profile

  • Commercial mindset
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter (ability to work independently and manage one’s time)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record in exceeding sales targets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Results driven
  • Stress resistant – able to work under pressure (workload peaks) and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Willing to make frequent trips abroad (up to 40% – mainly US/EU) and in possession of a driver's license
  • Knowledge of peptide synthesis is an advantage
  • Project management skills are an advantage

What we offer
The position offers an opportunity to work within a team (35 FTE) of entrepreneurial, science-loving colleagues, all of whom are committed to improving the lives of patients through the potential of peptides.

Pepscan offers an informal working environment, with a great deal of room for personal development and room to shape your role. We offer a market conform salary and a good pension plan. The right candidate will be welcomed enthusiastically.

Interested? Please send us your CV and motivation letter.
Recruiters should not contact us.


 

Peptide Sales Representative

Pepscan is een internationaal opererend biofarmaceutisch bedrijf gevestigd in Lelystad met meer dan 35 medewerkers. De productie van peptides voor onderzoekers in biotech, biopharma en academia is een stevige pijler binnen het bedrijf. De afgelopen jaren is deze verder uitgebouwd door de productiecapaciteiten tot GMP niveau te brengen, waarmee onder andere peptides voor vaccins voor klinisch onderzoek worden geproduceerd.

Naast de productie, verwerkt Pepscan als CRO een snelgroeiende positie in het ontdekken en ontwikkelen van therapeutische peptiden met het eigen phage display platform voor een diverse klantengroep variërend van large pharma tot academische spin-outs. De oorsprong van het bedrijf, de epitope-mapping service waarmee binding sites van antibodies worden bepaald met behulp van peptide-arrays, levert nog altijd dagelijks waardevolle inzichten aan antibody ontwikkelaars wereldwijd.

Peptide sales representative (verkoop binnendienst)

Functiebeschrijving

De functie betreft een verkoop binnendienst rol, waarbij je de opvolging van orderaanvragen verzorgt (telefoon en email) welke direct of via de website binnenkomen. Dit betreft het opstellen van een offerte, waarin de specs van het product zijn bepaald, en rekening is gehouden met de synthese- en zuiveringsstrategie (in samenwerking met productie). Het grote aantal vaste klanten vraagt om het opbouwen van goede klantrelaties. Belangrijk onderdeel hiervan is het goed geïnformeerd houden van klanten ten aanzien van de status van orders en levering.

De ideale kandidaat heeft een aantoonbare ervaring in sales, bij voorkeur in de life sciences. Je hebt een commerciële mindset en uitstekende communicatieve vaardigheden – zowel in Nederlands als Engels. Je combineert klantgerichtheid met resultaatgerichtheid: je bent gedreven om de (research)projecten van klanten tot een succes te maken.

Wat vragen we van je?

  • Afgeronde relevante opleiding
  • MBO+ werk- en denkniveau
  • Aantoonbare ervaring in een salesomgeving
  • Je bent een teamplayer binnen het eigen sales team – maar nog meer richting productie
  • Je hebt ervaring met de gebruikelijke computersoftware zoals Microsoft Office. Ervaring met CRM systemen is een pré.

Wat bieden wij?

Je wordt met enthousiasme welkom geheten. Er heerst binnen Pepscan een informele bedrijfscultuur, er is ruimte voor persoonlijke ontwikkeling en eigen initiatief wordt zeer gewaardeerd. Wij bieden een marktconform salaris en een goede pensioenregeling. Aanstelling vindt plaats op basis van een jaarcontract, welke bij goed functioneren na een jaar wordt omgezet naar een contract voor onbepaalde tijd.

Indien Pepscan jouw interesse heeft gewekt, aarzel dan niet en stuur een korte motivatie met CV naar:

Sylvia Boelens, afd. HR

s.boelens@pepscan.com

Deadline insturen sollicitatie: 15 februari 2019


 

Scientist Peptide Chemistry

Company introduction

Pepscan is an all-in-one partner in peptides, building on 25 years of experience in advancing and applying peptide expertise to facilitate customers in the discovery, development and production of peptides. At its end-to-end facility in Lelystad, the Netherlands, Pepscan offers a range of patented technologies, phage display capabilities, a lead-optimization array platform, and production facilities for R&D- to GMP-grade peptides, including libraries and neoantigen vaccines. Among its patents is the CLIPS™ technology, which locks peptides into active conformations.

With its epitope mapping service platform, Pepscan also supports biotech companies in developing their antibody pipelines. The underlying protein mimicry platform delivers binding insights, even in cases where other technologies, such as linear, fall short. Pepscan CRO and CMO businesses are built on profound scientific roots that are further developed by our Manufacturing Science & Technology team. An opportunity to join this team exists in the function of Scientist.

The opportunity
The position of scientist is within the Manufacturing, Science and Technology team led by our CSO Prof. Dr. Peter Timmerman. The team consists of entrepreneurial scientists that love to combine science, the laboratory and customer interactions. The 5-personteam is at the heart of Pepscan as it supports manufacturing of customers' most challenging peptide chemistry projects and is responsible for quality control. Next to the scientific / technological support role, the team drives the newest peptide chemistry developments by working on projects that either focus on development of new technologies (IP) or enhancement of existing platforms (epitope mapping/lead optimization/peptide discovery). In some cases, you will participate in research projects with (international) partners.

Your education/experience

  • Higher level of education (Master/Ph.D.) in (bio) chemistry and/or peptide chemistry
  • Experience with working in an R&D environment is a prerequisite
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment with GMP is a prerequisite

Your profile

  • Entrepreneurial scientist
  • Combines hands-on lab experience with newest scientific insights
  • Proven track record in (peptide) chemistry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Able to work under pressure (workload peaks) and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Project management skills are an advantage

What we offer

The position offers an opportunity to work within a small company (35 FTE) of entrepreneurial, science-loving colleagues, all of whom are committed to improving the lives of patients through the potential of peptides.

Pepscan offers an informal working environment, with a great deal of room for personal development and room to shape your role. We offer a market conform salary and a good pension plan. The right candidate will be welcomed enthusiastically. The job offer is based on a one-year contract which, upon satisfactory performance, will be converted into an indefinite contract.

If you are interested in this challenging position, do not hesitate to apply and send a short motivation letter with CV to:
Sylvia Boelens, afd. HR
s.boelens@pepscan.com
Deadline application: February 29, 2020