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Assistant professor Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Tenure Track

Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR) of the Faculty of Science is looking for an Assistant professor Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Tenure Track

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Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 38 uur


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.


  • 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.


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.

Additional information

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.