This year’s companies


Herakles Pharma Staffing offers staffing services and training for the Life Science professionals

We are a recruiting agency for permanent and temporary positions within the Life sciences. Next to that we give training, coaching and workshops about career development.
We can assist you in finding your new job in industry. Our team exists of experienced recruiters who have worked in industry themselves. We like to support you in a personal way to find your perfect match.
We have opportunities for professionals who are starting their careers, but also for experienced candidates.



ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development

What does ZonMw do?
Progress requires research and development. By funding health-related research and stimulating application of knowledge, ZonMw contributes to the improvement of health and health care. We highlight problems, look for answers – both at home and abroad – and encourage policymakers and people working in health care and welfare services to use them. As such, ZonMw functions as an intermediary between policy, practice and research. We do so in close collaboration with our main commissioning organisations: the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

ZonMw: Something for you?
Do you want to work on the cutting edge of policy, practice and research in the health care sector? Then ZonMw is a match for you! ZonMw develops all kinds of grant programmes in support of the entire innovation cycle, from fundamental research to the implementation of new treatments, preventive interventions or improvements to the structure of health care. Because real change comes from developing, testing and applying new knowledge. This broad work field within the knowledge chain makes ZonMw a unique organisation, with diverse and passionate people willing to contribute to health and health care improvement.

Visit our workshop!

Do you want to know more about what the selection process of research projects involves? And do you want to learn about the career opportunities ZonMw has to offer? We like to tell you all about it during our workshop on the 10th of November!



Proefdiervrij: the Dutch society for the Replacement of Animal Testing

Proefdiervrij (the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing) is convinced that one day the use of laboratory animals will no longer be necessary, due to the development and implementation of research methods that do not involve animal testing. Every day we put our heart and soul in working towards a future without animal testing. We fund groundbreaking animal-free research projects and inform the public, scientists and students about animal-free innovations. We work together with science, government and businesses. Animal-free, human-oriented research methods provide results that translate better to humans; and are therefore not only better for the animal, but also for humans. Our love and respect for people and animals motivates us every day to give our all for a world without laboratory animals.




Afbeeldingsresultaat voor match2win logo

Have you recently been graduated or will you be graduating soon? And are you looking for an exciting and challenging job? Do you also want to combine your theoretical knowledge with your practical skills? Match2Win helps you find a suitable job in the healthcare industry!

Workshop: Your possible jobs after your studies! Experience of an alumni.

During this workshop Match2Win will tell you more about possible jobs after graduating. An alumni will tell you all about her experiences and her first job in the farmaceutical industry. Curious? Come to the workshop of Match2Win!

Young innovators of medicine

Young Innovators of Medicines consists of young representatives of the member companies of the Association of Innovative Medicines. The trade association that represents pharmaceutical companies involved in the development and marketing of new and innovative medicines.

Erwin Vermeulen is policy advisor Life Sciences & Health at the Association of Innovative Medicines. He works on projects in the fields of innovation, research & development, clinical research, public-private partnership and is committed to a strong business and investment climate for life sciences companies. For this he developed the proposition ‘Boston on the North Sea’ this year.

Mirna Hessels is Market Access manager at Abbvie and in this role she is a representative at YIM, the Young Innovators of Medicines. From here Mirna hopes to find and optimize cooperation between the various disciplines so that we can continue to innovate health care together and keep it accessible to everyone.


charles river

About Charles River

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.