The Faculty of Science and Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research are looking for an
Assistant Professor in Ligand and (Pro)Drug Development
Nowadays, bacterial infections and cancer form a large focus point for the development of drugs based on both biologics and small molecules. Within the investment programme of the faculty of Science, we aim to focus on the discovery and development of drugs and ligands to improve the efficiency of nanomedicines. Nanomedicines provide a tool to treat a variety of life-threatening illnesses and infectious diseases. However, these systems often require the development of prodrugs for side specific release or targeting moieties for cell specific uptake. Therefore, we aim to strengthen our team in the biotherapeutics division with a chemist providing such knowledge and willing to contribute to the development of nanomedicines.
With this initiative we aim to expand our research on prodrugs and targeting structures for immunomodulatory, anticancer and antibiotic drugs, with a focus on the treatment of bacterial infections. In collaboration, LACDR and IBL aim to greatly increase our potential to design novel delivery systems that enable and optimize the clinical applications of nanomedicines.
To that end, we aim to establish a faculty that focuses on the design, the application of innovative delivery systems, and mechanism of action studies to enable the development of cell- and disease-specific drugs.
Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research as a research institute works at the leading edge of drug-design and fundamental research of new drugs, improvements and optimisation of existing drugs, and new developments in personalised medicine. Within Leiden University we participate in the research profile area of 'Bioscience: the science base of health'. Read more information about LACDR on the website.
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to contribute to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.
The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,200 staff and almost 4,200 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see the website of the Faculty of Science.
Terms and conditions
We offer a full-time fixed-term position up to six years (depending on qualifications), with a possibility of a tenured position depending on funding and performance. Salary ranges from € 3746 to € 5.825 gross per month (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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.
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. There’s a language proficiency of minimum level Cl required for staff who will teach in English.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Enquiries can be made to Matthias Barz, Division of BioTherapeutics, email email@example.com.
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Only applications received no later than 28 February, 2021 can be considered.Continue reading
|Title||Assistant Professor in Ligand and (Pro)Drug Development|
|Job location||Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden|
|Published||January 21, 2021|
|Application deadline||February 28, 2021|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Biomedicine,   Nanotechnology,   Organic Chemistry,   Biochemistry,   Infectious Diseases,   Bacteriology  |