Parkinson’s disease: Servier and Oncodesign announce the selection of a preclinical candidate
Initiated in March 2019, this Research and Development partnership is focused on the identification of LRRK2 kinase inhibitors derived from Oncodesign’s proprietary Nanocyclix® platform and their potential to act as therapeutic agents against Parkinson’s disease, drawing on Servier and Oncodesign’s complementary expertise in the field of neurodegenerative disease and kinase inhibitors.
An HR policy that serves our mission and respects our values
Since its creation, and particularly over the last four years as our workforce doubled in size, our company’s development and economic growth have enabled us to continuously increase our impact and value creation in the precision medicine sector. All our decisions serve our mission: Discover new innovative therapies effective against cancers and serious diseases without known treatment.
Above all, the goal is to be proactive; an entrepreneurial spirit is one of the first qualities needed to integrate well into Oncodesign teams. At Oncodesign, every employee contributes to the success of the company’s mission through their commitment, their adherence to the company’s values, the quality of their work and their professionalism – all with vitality and a cool head, qualities required in any professional environment in which innovation and the experimental approach prevail.
Could Oncodesign succeed in its mission without the constant commitment of its teams and employees? The answer is no. Nevertheless, life circumstances lead each employee to balance their own professional and personal lives. Oncodesign implements a working time planning policy and tools that can balance individual requirements.
Oncodesign employees and technicians work on a weekly basis of 37 and a half hours, including 2 and a half hours of paid overtime. They can also choose to work on a weekly basis of 39 hours with 9 days of time off . Given the specificities of our activities and depending on needs, laboratory technicians may be required to work outside of usual days.
Oncodesign engineers and managers work on a fixed annual basis of 218 days and get 9 daysof time off . As part of their activities and business travels, they may also be required to work outside of normal working days.
Since 2018, our Remote Work Charter has defined our rules and practices in this area.
A time savings account is set up and used in the company.
In addition to the collective contractual or regulatory rights to work part-time and to benefit from special leave for family events, Oncodesign develops Quality of Life measures at Work: relocation leave, leave for sick children, donation of days off between employees, etc.
While our success is collective, it is nevertheless based on the results of the work of each Oncodesign employee, performed individually or as part of their team. Oncodesign rewards individual performance through its HR compensationand career development policies. Each year, employees discuss and assess their performance over ther year with their direct manager both in terms of job performance and the achievement of annual objectives.
It is difficult to answer this question, because the answers are so varied: company subsidies for meals at the company restaurant or in the form of meal vouchers, the possibility to give one day of leave to colleagues in need, reserved spots in childcare facilities, a dynamic Social and Economic Committee, bonuses in exceptional situations, the recognition of the right to make mistakes, etc.