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PhD position at Leiden University

From: Coen van Hasselt <coenvanhasselt>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:25:49 -0400

Dear NMusers,

We have a position available for a PhD candidate at the Leiden Academic
Centre for Drug Research, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Please see
below, or visit:

Please consider sharing this opportunity with potentially
interested individuals.

Best wishes,

*PhD candidate Quantitative Systems Pharmacology of Antibiotics (1.0
fte) Vacancy number: 16-253*

Key responsibilities

With the rise of antibiotic resistance, development of novel treatment
strategies for bacterial infections is becoming increasingly important.
This project aims to develop novel pharmacometric and computational systems
pharmacology models to inform the selection of optimal antibiotic treatment
strategies, with a focus on antibiotic efficacy and resistance development.
For this purpose, clinical pharmacokinetic and biomarker data from
patients, and experimental data characterizing antibiotic efficacy and
resistance, will be analyzed. Potentially, the work will include some
experimental work to support the development of the computational models.
The project will be performed at the Division of Pharmacology, at the
Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Netherlands. There is a
possibility of working at a research institute in New York, United States
in the first year.
Selection Criteria

   - Highly motivated researcher with an interest in drug research;
   - Degree in (bio-) pharmaceutical, biomedical or bioengineering
   sciences, or comparable training;
   - Strong affinity with quantitative approaches (i.e. modeling and
   simulation, data analysis, programming, biostatistics) is essential;
   - Experience with dynamical modeling in computational biology or
   pharmacology is desirable;
   - Basic experience with cell culture and cell biology techniques is an
   - Able to work and communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary team;
   - Willingness to spend 6 to 9 months in the United States in the period
   between December 2016-November 2017 is a plus.

Research at our faculty

Our Faculty’s expertise spans the entire spectrum of science, rangi=
ng from
Mathematics and Statistical science, Computer science and Data science,
Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical science to Biology and
Environmental sciences. We are committed to provide meaningful, rigorous
and quality academic experiences in an personalized environment with a
cutting edge research infrastructure. Students can expand their academic
horizons while deepening their expertise and knowledge in an array of
disciplines. Our faculty members are inspired by a fascination with the
unknown and the urge to enlarge our fundamental knowledge. At the same time
they want to contribute to solutions for the big societal issues of
tomorrow. For more information, see and For information on the Leiden Academic Centre
for Drug research, please see
Terms and conditions

We offer a full-time one year term position with the possibility of renewal
based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 2.191,-=
 to €
2.801,- gross per month (pay scale P, 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.

All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School
of Science Our graduate school offers
several PhD training courses at three levels: professional courses, skills
training and personal effectiveness. In addition, advanced courses to
deepen scientific knowledge are offered by the research school.


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

Enquiries can be made to Coen van Hasselt, (
procedure, please contact Mrs. M. Hofman, secretary Pharmacology Department
LACDR, telephone: +31 71 527 6211.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Mrs. M. Hofman,
additional documents quoting the vacancy number 16-253:
• A letter with your motivation for this position;
• Curriculum Vitae;
• Name and contact information of 3 references.

Only applications received *no later than September 11, 2016* can be

Received on Wed Aug 10 2016 - 11:25:49 EDT

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