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Postdoctoral researcher in the field of Chemical Biology for the research project “KineTic”

The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Institute of Chemistry are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of Chemical Biology for the research project “KineTic”

28 dagen geleden

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Synthetic long peptide-based cancer vaccines are promising clinical candidates for the targeted treatment of cancer and viral disease. However, their handling and processing by the immune system is not well understood and therefore difficult to improve upon. Dr. Sander van Kasteren was recently awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to unravel this process using chemical biology. He is therefore currently looking for a postdoctoral worker that can develop the immunological assays to develop the in vitro and in vivo kinetics of T-cell activation by relevant immune subsets. This research project is embedded within the research group ‘Bioorganic Synthesis’.

Functie-eisen

  • PhD degree in Chemical Biology or equivalent;
  • Good to excellent proficiency in English;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Required experience: organic synthesis of small molecules and their characterization;
  • Required experience with the synthesis of click chemistry reagents;
  • Experience with Confocal, Super-resolution Microscopy, FACS and/or Electron Microscopy is beneficial.

Conditions

We offer a full-time position for initially one year, with possible extension for three years after positive evaluation of the progress of the research. Salary range from € 2.709,- to € 4.274,- 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.

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

Additional information

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

Information
Enquiries can be made to Sander van Kasterenemail s.i.van.kasteren@chem.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact secretary Jessica van Krimpen-Kraaijenoordemail j.e.van.krimpen@lic.leidenuniv.nl), telephone: 071 527 5782.

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