Full Professor of Biotherapeutics delivery

Research / Academic

Project description

The research on biotherapeutics in the division of BioTherapeutics builds on knowledge of drug delivery combined with translational research into the treatment of autoimmune disorders. The lines of the present principal investigators in our division aim to translate fundamental research into clinical applications.

We focus on advancing innovative (bio)pharmaceutical concepts to intervene in inflammatory and auto-immune-like disorders into a clinical application. We concentrate on identifying druggable immune checkpoints and aim for new ways to selectively manipulate these checkpoints, using biologics such as vaccines and therapeutic proteins (e.g., monoclonal antibodies). To identify new targets in immune-based diseases such as atherosclerosis, we apply systems immunology, immunotherapy and therapeutic vaccines. We design technologies to administer these biologics using various delivery routes, and aim to target the site of disease and maximize the desired therapeutic effect.


To strengthen the research in the division of BioTherapeutics we are seeking a full Professor of Biotherapeutics delevery, who:

  • Has a strong and established research line in the delivery of biotherapeutics (such as therapeutic proteins, antigens, oligonucleotides, advanced therapy medicinal products) and a vision complementary to existing research lines of the division of BioTherapeutics;
  • Has a proven ability to attract external research funding from funding agencies and industry;
  • Has a well-established international network and research profile with a number of relevant high-quality publications;
  • Has the ability to build a strong team with our partners from the Medical Centre to establish a preeminent international position in the field of Pharmacy;
  • Is an inspirational academic teacher, supervisor and group leader.

Salary Benefits:

We offer a full-time temporary appointment for a period of 5 years with a view to a permanent contract depending on good performance and funding.  Salary range from € 5.582,- to € 8.127,- gross per month (pay scale H2 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 (8.3 %) bonuses, training, career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.  

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).  If the successful applicant does not already  possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years/.

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

Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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