The candidate will work as a scientific manager in the context of the EU-ToxRisk project supported through the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission. The EU-ToxRisk project is a 30 MEuro pan-European project with 39 partners from academia, research organizations, governments and small to major industries throughout Europe that started in 2016. The EU-ToxRisk project focuses on the implementation of insights on the molecular mechanisms of adversity and toxicity in advanced alternative testing strategies for human chemical safety assessment and ultimately provide solutions for future chemical risk assessment. It involves various in vitro tools and methods from stem cell-derived human cells to organ-on-a-chip models; from biological read-outs to high throughput microscopy; from toxicokinetics to toxicogenomics; from QSAR to systems biology; and from in vitro 3D cultures to human biobanks. To learn more about the EU-ToxRisk project, see www.eu-toxrisk.eu/.
The role of the scientific manager is to closely work with the coordinator of the project as well as the project management office in France to monitor and steer the overall scientific progress of the project. This involves meetings with and at different EU-ToxRisk partners; reporting on steering team meetings; writing and editing scientific progress reports; publish vision documents in international journals; linking the EU-ToxRisk project to relevant stakeholders outside the project; promoting the project at international scientific conferences. When ‘at home’ the candidate will also contribute to the EU-ToxRisk scientific work at the LACDR.
- enthusiastic, ambitious and independent;
- a PhD and/or postdoc in (mechanistic) toxicology;
- proven excellence in writing;
- seniority as a peoples manager;
- preferred experience with scientific project management;
- strong overall scientific interest;
- strong social and organizational skills;
- willing to frequently travel within Europe;
- good written and verbal English communication skills;
We offer a 1 year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 2.5 years based on performance. Salary range from €2,588 to €4,757 gross per month (pay scale 10 or 11, depending on experience), 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. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Enquiries can be made to professor Bob van de Water, coordinator of EU-ToxRisk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +31 71 527 6223.
If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the secretariat of the Drug Discovery & Safety Department, Anneke Poels at email email@example.com, or telephone +31 71 527 6270.
To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 18 May 2018 an email to Anneke Poels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:
- A letter of motivation;
- PhD thesis in PDF format;
- Preferably 2 reference letters.