Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology (1,0 fte)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

18 dagen geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 4815 - € 6438 per maand


The position involves 30% teaching, 70% research (of which 20% in a clinical research environment). The core tasks will include:

  • coordinating and teaching clinical pharmacology related courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences;
  • carrying out and supervising research (PhD and MSc) within the scope of the research programme;
  • contributing to the acquisition of substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research programme;
  • strongly contributing to (maintaining) cooperation with (inter)national partners in the field of Clinical Pharmacology.


We are looking for an inspiring and connecting researcher and future leader of the Centre for Clinical Therapeutics of the division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences who:

  • holds a PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Science or other relevant (Bio)Medical research field;
  • has a strong research track record in mechanistic, clinical pharmacological research (testing, explaining, and predicting drug effects in humans based on mechanistic, molecular, and pathophysiological knowledge and biomarker measurements),
  • is preferably a registered clinical pharmacologist;
  • has experience in coordinating research projects and/or international research collaborations;
  • has scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in (international) peer-reviewed journals;
  • has proven the ability to acquire research funding (e.g. VENI);
  • has experience in teaching and/or co-coordinating academic courses;
  • has experience in supervising MSc and PhD students;
  • holds a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is willing to acquire this qualification in the near future;
  • is fluent in English;
  • is effective and efficient, able to work within international/multidisciplinary teams and think conceptually;
  • has good communication and social skills.

Women are especially encouraged to apply as the university is striving for a more even gender balance in its employees.


The candidate is offered a full-time position for 5 years. Salary ranges between €4,815 and €6,438 (scale 13/14 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities ) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). The research group will provide the candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project. More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

Additionele informatie

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr Rob Heerdink, PhD or Prof Toine Egberts (, + 31 30 25 373 24).

As part of the selection procedure, the candidate may be asked to give an outline of his/her research plans on building a research line in Clinical Pharmacology based on previous research experience and in alignment with the focus of UIPS and the Centre in a written report and/or an oral presentation.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5600 students and nearly 1500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society.

The Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) is the research institute of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Utrecht University. UIPS focuses on processes around discovery, development, and use of drugs and medical nutrition using molecular and technological principles from the Natural and Life Sciences. This research is ideally positioned in the Faculty of Science to work on basic scientific problems and to translate new findings into potential solutions to urgent societal medical needs, which are addressed in the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Every year around 400 peer-reviewed articles are published and around 30 PhD candidates defend their thesis. UIPS is partner in several open source innovation networks.

As an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology you will be employed at the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology consists of a multidisciplinary team of young and internationally oriented researchers. The research programme is directed at several epidemiological, therapeutic, and policy aspects of chronic drug use with a focus on advanced affordable biomolecular and cellular therapies.

The Centre for Clinical Therapeutics is embedded in the Division. The Centre focuses on research aimed at improving the outcomes of medicines use in clinical practice. Patients are at the heart of our research interests and we are studying the interactions between molecules and patients, and between patients and the broader context of the healthcare system. Research at the Centre for Clinical Therapeutics is driven by questions from clinical practice. Molecular/mechanistic aspects of treatments are linked to pharmacoepidemiological outcome studies. Systems pharmacy research offers insight in the contribution of context related aspects. Variability in drug response may also be explained by variation in the actual use of the medication (adherence, prescribing patterns) and the health care system. It is actually most likely that all these aspects jointly influence both intended and unintended drug effects.

In the Centre of Clinical Therapeutics, pharmacologists with clinical/mechanistic expertise, pharmacoepidemiologists with a strong methodological background and practice researchers rooted in clinical care join forces to study, explain and improve pharmacotherapy in clinical practice. There are strong links with the UMC Utrecht, NKI/AVL, psychiatric institutions, other hospitals and community pharmacies.


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