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Assistant professor Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Tenure Track

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22 oktober 2019
15 december 2019

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Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR) of the Faculty of Science is looking for an

Assistant professor Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Tenure Track

Project description
The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) and the Division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology at Leiden University are seeking a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP). The Division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology is currently focused on developing new concepts approaches in computational statistical, PK-PD and QSP modelling, metabolomics, organ-on-chip technology and biophysics. These approaches are applied in various therapeutic areas including CNS diseases, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases and special patient populations.

For this position we are seeking a candidate interested in developing new computational/modeling approaches in QSP, which complement and strengthen currently ongoing research at our division and at LACDR with respect to approaches and/or therapeutic areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Establishing an independent, internationally recognized research line in quantitative systems pharmacology;
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in pharmacology and drug research;
  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students in their thesis work;
  • Contribution to the inclusive atmosphere, management and organization of the institute.

Selection criteria

  • PhD degree and several years of experience at the postdoctoral level in quantitative pharmacology, computational biology, biomedical engineering, systems biology, biomedical data science or a related field;
  • A clear view on a distinctive innovative research program with a strong track record in the use of computational modelling and/or experimental approaches relevant for and/or applied to quantitative (systems) pharmacology;
  • Complementary experience and/or research interests to other research conducted at the division;
  • Application of research focus to immunology and/or oncology is of particular interest, although other disease areas are also an option;
  • Demonstrated strong interest in an academic career through activities and publication record;
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Strong commitment to teaching and willingness to further develop teaching skills;
  • An inspiring team motivator, dedicated supervisor and experienced in working with multi-disciplinary research teams;
  • Proven ability or likely success to attract external research funding from funding agencies and industry.

Our organisation
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 committed 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 of Science ranges from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,200 staff and almost 4,200 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 Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is a center of excellence for multidisciplinary research on drug discovery and development. At LACDR, we develop innovative scientific concepts in fundamental and translational research underlying the discovery and optimization of drugs, and personalized medicines. We aim to optimize the route to novel drugs that are both efficacious and safe, and therefore our research focuses on drug and target discovery, bio-therapeutics and systems pharmacology. State-of-the-art expertise and infrastructures ensure that we are strategically positioned in (inter)national collaborations, thus further strengthening the development of novel concepts and their application in a clinical and industry environment. Our research is formed into three research divisions: Drug & Target Discovery, BioTherapeutics, and Systems Pharmacology. LACDR is also involved in the Pharmacy Master Program. We have established close collaborations within the Faculty of Science (Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Biology Leiden), the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR).

Our Tenure track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor and grow into the role of a full professor. With our Tenure track we offer you a clear and inviting career path to support you in the development of your personal and professional talents. It has a strong focus on coaching and training. A special mentor program is offered with fellow Tenure Trackers in a peer group, in order to develop your academic leadership skills. You can read more about our Tenure Track on the website.             

Terms and conditions
The track consists of a temporary appointment for a period of six years maximum. Salary range from €3,637.- to € 5,656.- gross per month based on a full-time position (pay scale 11/12 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.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already  possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years. Within two years there’s a language proficiency of a minimum at level B2 Dutch required.

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

Enquiries can be made to Hubertus Irth, Scientific Director LACDR, email: h.irth@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl, telephone: +31 71 527 4341. 

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Hubertus Irth, h.irth@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • Curriculum Vitae and list of publications;
  • Motivational letter;
  • Letters from at least two references.

Only applications received no later than 15 December 2019 can be considered. 

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated

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