Postdoc Pharmacometrics for anti-infective pharmacology and pandemic preparedness – Universiteit Leiden – Leiden

  • Leiden

Universiteit Leiden

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct original research in the area of translational pharmacology of anti-infectives in the context of pandemic preparedness;
  • Develop and implement mechanism-based and population PK/PD based mathematical models for anti-infectives to support translation between preclinical and clinical data of anti-infective agents;
  • Develop a user-friendly web-applications (R/Shiny) which implement the developed models;
  • Engage in collaborative research within the project;
  • Publish scientific articles at international peer-review journals;
  • Presentation of results internally and at (inter-) national conferences;
  • Possible support of education activities in the bachelor and master programs of biopharmaceutical sciences.
  • Selection Criteria

  • PhD degree in the area of quantitative pharmacology, pharmacometrics or systems pharmacology, or a related (quantitative) discipline;
  • Strong experience with modelling approaches in pharmacometrics and/or systems pharmacology applied to clinical and/or preclinical data;
  • Experience in R programming and modelling software tools such as NONMEM, Monolix, or nlmixr;
  • Experience with viral dynamic modelling is desirable;
  • Knowledge of anti-infectives and infectious diseases;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • Full proficiency in English;
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, and independent thinker.
  • Terms and conditions
    We offer a full-time position for the duration of 15 months, with the intent for an extension based on performance. You will be appointed in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary ranges from € 3.226 – € 5.090 gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 10, see table on website).
    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.

    Diversity
    Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. LACDR is a highly diverse institute, in culture, background, and gender. We stand for excellence in a caring Institute. We wish to reflect society in all aspects, as we believe that this improves the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. We believe that doing good science is fun, and goes hand in hand with a friendly culture.

    Applications
    To apply for this vacancy, please submit your application online via the blue button below. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents (in pdf format) quoting the vacancy number:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter (maximum one page), explaining how your experience and interests match with this postdoc position
  • Contact information of at least two potential references
  • Only applications received by July 16 will be considered.

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