Pepscan is a biotech company with two decades of expert experience in its proprietary CLIPS technology and in providing peptides and peptide services to its customers, who are pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as universities.

We are serving our customers with finding solutions for their research challenge and for that raising our quality system from ISO 9001:2015 to GMP, to provide the highest quality for the clinical trials of our customers.


We are seeking for a highly talented and motivated senior scientist to lead our epitope mapping team that runs the commercial epitope mapping platform service that we offer to external clients.

The candidate will initiate, manage and supervise projects with external clients on epitope mapping in general and will supervise a small team of technicians and research scientists that are running our projects on a daily basis.

Experience and scientific background in protein-protein interaction/protein design and high throughput microarray-screening is desired. An important part of the work involves antibody – antigen binding studies as well as epitope mapping experiments. It includes the design and data analysis of large complex structured peptide libraries. The position also requires structural knowledge of protein structure and skills in bioinformatics to analyze the binding activity of peptides to a given antibody and translate that into the location of the complex epitope on the native protein structure.

Skills & Experience
The candidate should have a PhD-degree in a relevant discipline ((bio)chemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics) ideally with at least 2-4 years of post-doctoral experience. Moreover, the candidate should have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and vaccinology, as well as a proven track record in data-analysis and be able to show evidence of productive, independent contributions in science, preferably demonstrated by a strong publication record. Experience in a biotech/ pharmaceutical company environment is considered advantageous. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the candidate should be able to manage and run research projects independently. Candidate must be a team player with strong analytical skills and has strong oral and written communication skills with pro-active behavior. The ability to present the company on meetings and conferences is also expected.

As the service of epitope mapping is a commercial service that is offered to external clients, the candidate is supposed to show a business-driven and customer-oriented working attitude, with the ability to communicate and discuss results with external clients by phone or via e-mail.

More information
For further information about this position and/or your written application with CV, please send an email to Sylvia Boelens (HR manager) /
More information about Pepscan and an overview of Products & Services that Pepscan offers can be found at our website

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