Phd In Drug Regulatory Science (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
May 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541
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PhD in Drug Regulatory Science (1.0 FTE)

Job description

This PhD position is part of research project NANOSPRESSO-NL (funded by the Dutch Research Council NWA-ORC). This project aims to research, develop, and implement a technology for decentralized and small-scale production of high- quality and affordable nucleic acid nanomedicines to improve the quality of care for patients with (ultra)orphan diseases. These diseases affect many Europeans, despite the fact that the number of people suffering from any individual rare disease is small. The vast majority of orphan diseases are genetic, and their cause can be addressed by compensating for the defective gene.

  • To map the development and regulatory landscape of nucleic acid therapies in Europe.
  • To analyse the dynamic interaction between innovation and regulation of nucleic acid therapies in Europe.
  • To identify facilitators and barriers for approval of nucleic acid therapies in Europe.
  • Methods applied to study these questions include comparative document analyses, quantitative descriptive and association studies and complex systems analyses.This is a full-time research position for 4 years. Besides that, you will also be involved in teaching activities within the division (approximately 10% of your time).You will work closely with a post- doctoral researcher for whom we are simultaneously recruiting. For more information on this position, please visit our website.


    Are you excited to be part of this promising research project? Then join us. As this position requires collaboration with colleagues from different academic and cultural backgrounds, it is important that you can work in multidisciplinary teams.

  • a MSc in pharmaceutical or (bio)medical sciences, innovation studies, public health, or another relevant field;
  • the ability and enthusiasm to learn quantitative and qualitative methods within Drug Regulatory Science;
  • an interest in cross-disciplinary work within Drug Regulatory Science;
  • good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
  • the ability to work independently and be self-reflective.
  • We consider it a plus if you:

  • quickly understand complex systems (i.e. international health policies);
  • have practical experience with data analyses, qualitative (e.g. NVivo) or quantitative (e.g. R, SAS, or SPSS)
  • are able to work with different types of stakeholders such as drug developers, healthcare decision-makers from public institutes or governments;
  • like to work in a dynamic environment on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • take initiative and responsibility for your projects;
  • like to teach graduate students and supervise bachelor and master research projects within the pharmaceutical policy domain.
  • Offer

    We offer:

  • A full-time position for 4 years;
  • A full-time gross salary starting at €2,541 and increasing to €3,247 (scale P Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities);
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • A pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities;
  • The research group will provide you with the necessary support on all aspects of the project.
  • In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact professor Marieke de Bruin via [email protected].

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of your MSc certificate, or a letter from your university stating when your graduation will take place;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.
  • Interviews are planned on June 7 & 8 (first round) and June 15 (second round).If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.Some connections are fundamental – Be one of them

    The application deadline is 28/05/2023

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