Tenure Track Assist. Prof. Advanced In Vitro Models for Alternative Drug Testing

University of Groningen
May 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

This exciting academic position is now available within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is embedded in the research unit Pharmaceutical Analysis of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP - www.rug.nl/grip). The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary group of researchers in this research unit, stemming from the disciplines of physics, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. We are active in research focusing on lab-on-a-chip/microfluidics, organ-on-a-chip, miniaturized instrumentation, nanofluidics and -sensing, and nanomedicine development. This tenure-track position will complement these existing research lines and create new collaborative opportunities in the field of drug development and evaluation. GRIP is also a member of the Human Organ and Disease Model Technology Institute (www.hdmt.technology), a Dutch national organ-on-a-chip consortium initiative.

The use of 3D cell and tissue models are expected to improve the predictive power of in vitro drug tests, and provide a more direct translational route to drug development. More effective implementation of these models can be realized through the application of convergent approaches originating in cell biology, materials science and bioengineering. The interdisciplinary area of in vitro drug toxicological testing in particular stands to benefit from these advances. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own interdisciplinary research programme in the field of Advanced In Vitro Models for Alternative Drug Testing. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research (supported by successful publications), in addition to an established competence in her/his field(s) of study and area(s) of research. We welcome applications from candidates having backgrounds in one or more of a broad range of fields including toxicology, pharmacology, molecular biology, molecular bioengineering, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and tissue engineering.

You have:

• a PhD degree and a minimum of two years' postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience may partially compensate for a lack of research experience abroad)

• excellent research capabilities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals, presentations at renowned conferences, and a relevant international network

• teaching and organizational experience (appropriate to career stage)

• evidence of successful acquisition of external funding (appropriate to career stage)

• experience in supervision of undergraduate and graduate research students (appropriate to career stage).

You are:

• a team player with good communication skills

• willing to acquire the University Teaching Qualification

• willing to learn the Dutch language.

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