Postdoc Organic Chemist

Postdoc Organic Chemist

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30 May 30 Jun Leiden

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We are looking for a skilled and motivated Postdoc who can help us develop and manufacture innovative drugs for clinical research. Within the research theme Academic Pharma, our department translates innovative therapeutic peptides, as well as fluorescent and radioisotope-labeled imaging agents from the lab towards use in clinical trials. The LUMC has an unique position within the academic hospital world with regard to the development of new treatment methods for various disorders. Does this peak your interest? Then you are the new colleague we are looking for!

Job description

We manufacture fluorescent labels and radioligands, coupled to synthetic peptides and/or antibodies according to ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’. We expect for you to help in the design and synthesis of these products. You will also help to maintain and improve our quality system.

In short

·       You will be working at the department of Clinical Pharmacy and Toxicology, more specifically at the Interdivisional GMP-facility of the LUMC (IGFL)

·       You will help develop, synthesize and manufacture innovative drugs for clinical research

·       You are an enthusiastic colleague experienced in organic/medicinal chemistry with affinity for drug development and development of new methods


Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)


We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a PhD in organic/medicinal chemistry or a similar field. You have a keen interest in, or experience with, separation- and analytical techniques, such as HPLC and/or mass spectrometry. Affinity and experience with peptide synthesis, GMP production or radiopharmaceuticals is a big plus. You are creative, professional and accurate and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

You will be employed on the basis of 32 - 36 hours per week. Appointment is for one year. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of  € 4,707  gross per month for a full time position (scale 10 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).



At the Leiden University Medical Center, we continuously work on improving patient care. We invest in groundbreaking, international research and work with the latest equipment. Together with our team of doctors, medical specialists, teachers, academic researchers and supporting staff, we aim for the best quality in health care, education and international research. And we need you to realize our goals!


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • 32—36 hours per week
  • max. €4707 per month
  • University graduate
  • D.22.NR.RD.09


Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

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