- salary at the Full Professor level (H-2: €5,582 – €8,127);
- availability of and access to relevant data, including PHARMO, CPRD and WHO UMC data;
- support in terms of data management, data storage and statistical analysis;
- opportunities for relevant funding organizations as EU (Horizon 2020 IMI, ERC, ITN) and governmental agencies, such as CBG-MEB, ZIN;
- a fascinating array of high profile research and teaching activities with direct and indirect links to basic, applied and translational science related to medicine use and drug innovation;
- a warm work environment and a network of bright and ambitious minds.
The chair ‘Drug Regulatory Science’ will be based at the division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Science. There are strong relations with other chairs within the Division, especially Pharmacy and Global Health, Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods, Pharmaceutical Care, and Clinical Pharmacy. The Chair will be embedded in one of the three research centers within the division, i.e. the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation. There are close collaborations with the other two centres (Pharmacoepidemiology, Clinical Therapeutics).
Since you will be embedded in the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) you will be expected to make strong connections with all other divisions within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and add to the theme of Future medicines: advanced affordable biomolecular and cellular therapies. Interactions within UIPS can for example be fostered around biosimilars, animal free testing and ATMPs (multiple UIPS research groups). Considering UIPS as a major hub for pharmaceutical science within Utrecht Life Sciences, you will provide a unique opportunity to stimulate systems therapeutic thinking in the area of drug regulatory science, i.e. from the molecule to the patient.
The Chair will forge and maintain cross-cutting collaboration involving multidisciplinary teams, including also Innovation Science, Julius Centre Global Health, Veterinary Science (especially the Netherlands Centre for One Health) and in a broader context, the Utrecht University strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Sustainability.
Utrecht University is a friendly and ambitious university at the heart of an ancient city. We love to welcome new scientists to our city - a thriving cultural hub that is consistently rated as one of the world’s happiest cities. We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our familiar atmosphere and the can-do mentality of our people. This fundamental connection attracts Researchers, Professors and PhD candidates from all over the globe, making both the University and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international community and wonderfully diverse.
At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Within each department there are distinct institutes which focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. These institutes are further broken up into research groups.