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Natural Product Analist

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09 juli 2019
15 augustus 2019

Nog 23 dagen om te solliciteren

The Faculty of Science and Institute of Biology are looking for a

Natural Product Analist

Key responsibilities
The analist will be involved in a project to find bioactive metabolites (e.g. antibacterial and antifungal) from several plant sources. The analist will perform various analyses in a quantitative and preparative way using separation techniques such as column chromatography, HPLC and GC. As an analist your key tasks include:

  • Extraction of plant samples;
  • Fractionation of extracts;
  • Separation of target metabolites;
  • Partly involved in structure elucidation.

Selection criteria

  • A BSc or MSc degree related to pharmacy, analytical chemistry or biochemistry;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English and have good communication skills;
  • A team player, but also able to work independently;
  • You take initiative and have a strong interest in academic research.

Research at our Faculty
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

The Institute of Biology (IBL) is positioned in the Faculty of Sciences. The core business of IBL is to perform top quality innovative fundamental and strategic research that will lead to scientific progress, contribute to solutions for societal challenges, and generate industrial opportunities. The Institute is organised in three multidisciplinary clusters: Animal Sciences & Health, Plant Sciences & Natural Products and Microbial Biotechnology & Health. Presently, over 120 fte (including postdocs and PhDs) are employed at IBL.

Terms and conditions
We offer a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. The salary range is from € 1.858 to € 2.644 gross per month (pay scale 5 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

For more information about the IBL, please visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/biology. Enquiries can be made to Young Hae Choi, associate professor, telephone +31 71 527 4510, email y.h.choi@biology.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to sylvius@biology.leidenuniv.nl with a motivation letter, cv and the names and phone numbers of two referees, no later than August 15th 2019.

Interviews will take place during the first week of September. You are kindly requested to be available during this time.

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