Vrije Postdoc position in Molecular Pharmacology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

The Netherlands

Postdoc position is available in Molecular Pharmacology at Division of Medicinal Chemistry, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam the Netherlands

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General Info

Position: PostDoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 2,790 to 4,402 Euro/Month

Faculty of Science
Division of Medicinal Chemistry
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Qualification Details

  • PhD in Molecular Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related  Life Science discipline
  • Strong background in developing in vitro assays for drug discovery and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of and/or skills in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology or protein chemistry of GPCRs can be a strong plus
  • Strong communication, organizational and social skills. Able to stimulate and motivate students and co-workers with various backgrounds (e.g. organic and computational chemists).
  • Team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Taking responsibility for lab organization and lab safety
  • Fluent in speaking and writing English

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Develop in vitro models for the prediction of GPCR activity of newly synthesized chemical entities
  • Develop selected in vitro models for ADMET screening of new GPCR ligands (e.g. hERG channel, metabolic stability)
  • Implement and integrate models and tools into workflows for efficient drug discovery
  • Contribute to data integration to push our academic drug discovery efforts in close collaboration with synthetic and computational chemists
  • Publish scientific articles and present research results at conferences
  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Collaborate within the interdisciplinary team of Medicinal Chemistry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and with other national and international researchers

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until October 15, 2021

About the Department

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

The Medicinal Chemistry Division combines research in molecular pharmacology, biochemistry, computer-aided drug design and chemical synthesis to acquire detailed insight into molecular interactions between proteins and biological active molecules (chemical compounds and nanobodies). Moreover, we are interested in modulation of cellular signaling by these biological active molecules. The division is performing research in various areas, including anti-cancer and anti-inflammation. The section is also involved in education within Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Medical Natural Sciences and Biomolecular Sciences.

About the Employer: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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What we offer 

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,790 (scale 10) and a maximum €4,402 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: Onderzoeker 4 is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave
  • child daycare facilities available on campus

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Contact details

Name: Prof. R. Leurs or Dr. H. Vischer
E-mail: r.leurs@vu.nl / h.f.vischer@vu.nl


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