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Postdoc Unlocking Nature’s Pharmacy from Bogland Species

The Faculty of Science and the Institute of Biology Leiden is looking for a Postdoc Unlocking Nature’s Pharmacy from Bogland Species

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Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in the research program of Unlocking Nature’s Pharmacy from Bogland Species: Vertical farming, a revolution in plant production collaborated with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (TCS). The research program aims at chemical profiling and identification of bioactive metabolties from the bogland species in Ireland. The research consortium of the research program included a multitude of research groups including Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands) and several groups of with Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), all of which contribute to the research program with their own expertise. In this research consortium, the postdoctoral researcher will perform the metabolomics investigation of the bogland species, for which NMR, LC (UHPLC)-MS and GC-MS as well as isolation and identification of target compounds, aiming at uncovering bioactive metabolites.


  • PhD in life sciences (analytical chemistry and phytochemistry are preferable);
  • Knowledge of plant metabolism, phytochemistry including both primary and secondary metabolites;
  • Knowledge of basic statistics and multivariate data analysis;
  • Work experience of NMR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry;
  • Work experience of isolation and identification of natural products;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Strong ability to work in a team.


We offer a full-time, 3 year term position. Salary range from € 2.790,- to € 4.402,- gross per month (pay scale 10 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

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

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Associate Professor, Young Hae Choi, email y.h.choi@biology.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the IBL office, email jobs@biology.leidenuniv.nl.