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Postdoctoral fellowship SLC transport proteins

Vacancy number
Academic staff
Internal, External
Publication date
12 November 2019
Closing date
15 December 2019

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Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Division Drug Discovery and Safety of the Faculty of Science are looking for a

Postdoctoral fellowship SLC transport proteins

Project description
The position is placed within an European IMI consortium to study solute carriers (SLCs) and develop assays for this intriguing and understudied class of transport proteins. The candidate should have a strong background and expertise in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology. The fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to perform collaborative research in an extremely knowledgeable community of academic and industrial partners.

Key responsibilities

  • Analysis and study of solute carriers in a variety of approaches;
  • Development of solute carrier assays, also in medium-to-high throughput;
  • Reporting of results at project meetings and conferences;
  • Publication of results in high-quality peer-reviewed journals;
  • Supervision of BSc and MSc thesis projects and teaching assistance during courses;
  • Contribution to ongoing projects of PhD students.

Selection criteria

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline, typically biochemistry/molecular pharmacology/cell physiology;
  • Proven track record of scientific writing and presenting;
  • Knowledgeable in chemistry;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • Team player who is pro-active, well-organized and knows how to manage time.

Our organisation
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 make a contribution 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 bachelors’ and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2.200 staff and over 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. 

The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is a leading institute dedicated to world-class research and education in drug discovery and development. LACDR comprises a diverse and international team of approximately 150 researchers.

Terms and conditions
We offer a postdoc position of 0.8 – 1.0 FTE, for initially one year, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance. Salary ranges 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.

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

Enquiries about the position can be made to Adriaan Ijzerman, Professor of Pharmacochemistry, email: ijzerman@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl, or Laura Heitman, Associate professor, email: l.h.heitman@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an e-mail to Lia Hinne, secretary, email: l.e.hinne@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • PhD thesis in PDF format;
  • The names and contact information of three potential references.

Only applications received no later than 15 December 2019 can be considered.

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