Postdoctoral position in Comparative Computational Pharmacology (1.0 FTE)

Research / Academic


The Veterinary Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy group at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate, whose primary task will be to develop, refine and apply mathematical models of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of veterinary medicines in different animal species. Such models are playing an increasingly important role in drug development and dosage optimisation, thereby minimising the number of animals used in clinical trials, increasing the chances of successful drug development and improving treatment outcomes in patients.

The emphasis will be on physiologically based pharmacokinetic (and pharmacodynamic) modelling to identify key variables that explain intra- an interspecies differences in therapeutic response.


The ideal candidate for this position is a postdoc researcher and a team player with:

  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for mathematical reasoning
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Foundational knowledge in biology, biomedical science or veterinary medicine
  • Practical experience with software such as NONMEM, Phoenix, R or similar
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Salary Benefits:

We offer a full-time position, initially for a period of one year. The salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges from €2,640 to €4,166 (scale 10 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

Work Hours:

30 - 38 hours per week


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