“PPSC crossed my path and I didn’t want to let this opportunity pass me by.” Recently Cindy Oppers started as an assay developer at the Pivot Park Screening Centre. “After my study biochemistry at the HLO in Nijmegen, I have been working at Organon for almost twelve and a half year. After the reorganization in 2011, I found a new challenging job at the Preclinical Department of Synthon, a pharmaceutical company in Nijmegen. After seven years commuting up and down to Nijmegen by bike I thought it was time to search for a job closer to home again.”

Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC) provides drug discovery services in the field of assay development, lab automation, (ultra) High Throughput Screening ((u)HTS)) and hit-2-lead testing to find novel leads for drug development. “As an assay developer I hope to contribute to the further development of PPSC. My first impression of PPSC is very good. The colleagues are very nice and my work is varied. I am currently working on the development of an assay for a client. The first experiments will start soon and cooperation with other companies at the Pivot Park will be necessary. That way, I immediately experience the benefits of the Pivot Park ecosystem.”

Cindy is a passionate cyclist. “I put a lot of hours in this hobby by training for, and finally completing, extreme challenges such as all the stages of the Tour de France (2015) and the Giro d’ Italia (2017) a day ahead the professional cyclists. I’m sure I can apply this perseverance and goal orientation at PPSC also!”