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Assistant Professor (BioPharmaceutical Sciences)

The Faculty of Science, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research is looking for an Assistant Professor (0.8-1.0 FTE).

11 maanden geleden


Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


You will join the Division of Drug Discovery and Safety in the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR). You will play an active role in the coordination, design, and implementation of teaching modules of this division within the BioPharmaceutical Sciences (BPS) teaching program. BPS consists of a 3 year Dutch Bachelor's program that aims to train students in all basic aspects of drug research, which is followed by a 2 year English Master’s program aimed at training for a scientific career in drug research and development. Your focus will be on teaching modules in biochemistry and cell biology. In addition to your role in teaching, you will participate in the scientific research of the Division of Drug Discovery and Safety, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/drug-research/drug-discovery--safety/research.
You will be involved in ongoing research in the area of cancer drug target discovery and develop your own niche in this context.


  • PhD degree in a relevant area of research;
  • Proficient in Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience in teaching, possessing didactical quality, and in possession of – or willing to obtain within two years - the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);
  • Experience with cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microscopy;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills (proven experience in writing research proposals is a pre);
  • Team spirit but able to work independently, motivated, critical, and results-oriented.


We offer a one year contract, with the possibility of renewal for three years based on performance. Salary range based on education and work experience from €3,475 to €4,757, gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on a full-time appointment.

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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at www.workingat.leiden.edu/.

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

Additional information

For more information, please contact Dr. Erik Danen, email e.danen@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl.
If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact Ms. Anneke Poels, secretary, email secretariaattox@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 5 December 2017 an email to Ms. Anneke Poels at secretariaattox@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl.
Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A CV;
  • Two letters of reference.


Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.

Faculty of Science

The Leiden 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 of Science is diverse, ranging 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 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 LACDR is a leading institute dedicated to world-class research and education in drug discovery and development. LACDR comprises a diverse and international team of approximately 150 researchers and is ideally located at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life science cluster in The Netherlands. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/drug-research.