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 can be used to lock peptides into their active, binding 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


  • fulltime
  • Master / PhD

The opportunity
The position of QC lead is within the Manufacturing, Science and Technology team led by our CSO Peter Timmerman (PhD). The team consists of entrepreneurial scientists that love to combine science, the laboratory and customer interactions. The 4-person team 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 new peptide chemical advances by working on projects that either focus on the development of new technologies (IP) or enhancing existing platforms (epitope mapping, lead optimization, peptide discovery).

Due to strong growth in our GMP manufacturing projects – both for the supply of therapeutic peptides as well as personalized peptides for neoantigen (cancer) vaccines – we are looking for a QC lead that will take responsibility to ensure our peptide products meet the highest quality standards to maximize patient benefit. We are at the frontlines of developments towards personalized medicines, which requires a combination of an innovative mindset with a strong, responsible QC character.

Your education/experience

  • Experience in quality control role(s)
  • Higher level of education (Master/Ph.D.) in (bio)chemistry and/or peptide chemistry
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment conforming to GMP standards is an advantage

Your profile

  • QC character with an innovative/creative mindset
  • Entrepreneurial scientist
  • Solid background in (bio)chemistry, preferably peptide chemistry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Able to work under pressure (workload peaks) and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude

What we offer
The position offers an opportunity to work at a small company (37 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 to shape your own role. We offer a competitive salary and a good retirement plan. The right candidate will be welcomed enthusiastically. The job offer is based on a one-year contract which, upon satisfactory performance, will be renewed as a permanent contract.

Your application
If you are interested in this challenging position, do not hesitate to apply and send a short motivation letter with CV to Sylvia Boelens, email: Application deadline: August 31, 2020

More information
More information about Pepscan and an overview of all products and services can be found at If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Boelens (Executive assistant / HR manager) at +31 320 225 300 /

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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