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Tenure track assistant Professor Pharmacotherapy

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

The candidate is expected to develop his/her own interdisciplinary research programme in the field of tailoring pharmacotherapy to the individual patient accounting for chronic diseases, comorbidities, polypharmacy and patient preferences.


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career-development paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage more than 30,000 students and researchers to realize their own potentials. The University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge, and belongs to the most prestigious research universities in Europe and the top 100 universities worldwide (see our ranking).

Job description

This exciting academic position is now available within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is embedded in the research unit PharmacoTherapy, -Epidemiology & -Economics of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP). The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary group of researchers in this research unit, stemming from the disciplines of pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, clinical pharmacology, clinical pharmacy, clinical pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics. We are active in research focusing on studies using “real world” health care data. We have access to various databases and recently started a collaboration with the Lifelines cohort study, genetic department and our in-house prescription database called Pharmlines Initiative. This tenure-track position will complement the existing research lines in the unit PTEE ( and create new collaborative opportunities.

The candidate is expected to have a passion for teaching and engaging with students at all levels and contribute significantly to the pharmacotherapy education of the MSc Pharmacy (professional education for pharmacists in The Netherlands).


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 pharmaceutical or medical sciences.

You have:

  • a master degree in Pharmacy, PharmD or MD
  • experience in pharmaceutical practice
  • a PhD degree and a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral experience abroad (professional or 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.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly salary dependent on qualifications and work experience from € 3.545 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5.513 (salary scale 12) for a full-time position. After 5 years there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to associate professor with tenure. There will be another assessment at the end of a further 4-7 -year period for the promotion to full professor. The successful candidate will participate in the career track of the Faculty of Science and Engineering known as Career Paths in Science. In addition to the primary salary, the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The appointment will be initially for a maximum of 7 years at the level of tenure track assistant professor.

The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Female candidates are thus especially encouraged to apply.


You may apply for this position until 17 October 23:59h / before 18 October 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including:

  • a letter of motivation
  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’
  • a statement about teaching goals and experience, as well as a description of scientific interest and plans
  • the names of three references complete with title and contact information.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

Prof. B. Wilffert, Head of the unit PTEE, +31 50 3637576,

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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