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Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Biotherapeutics

Utrecht University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Biotherapeutics

Protein and nucleic acid-based therapeutics, a.k.a. biologics or biotherapeutics (BT), constitute a rapidly growing class of drugs characterized by exquisite target specificity for the treatment of a large variety of diseases. Despite their success, the full potential of BT cannot yet be exploited, as the use and production of BT faces several big challenges. First, most BT have difficulties passing cell membranes which severely limit their target space. Finding ways to deliver BT into the cell or into specific organelles would greatly expand the druggable target space in addition to efficiency of current treatments. Second, most therapeutic proteins need frequent injections in order to sustain effective blood concentrations, which is requiring costly medical care and inconvenient for patients. Strategies that could overcome frequent parental administrations would increase patient compliance. Third, currently applied biosynthesis methods are dependent on the use of living cells, making the production process expensive, cumbersome and yielding products with relatively high heterogeneity. Synthetic, or semi-synthetic production methods of complex BT could improve batch-to-batch variability, enable reproducible low-tech and small-scale production of BT at will and improve robustness of the industrial production methods.

Deadline: 15 July

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor position on Innovative Biomaterials

Utrecht University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position on Innovative Biomaterials 

Regenerative medicine (RM) is a rapidly evolving field aimed at restoring the integrity and functionality of damaged tissues. In order to regenerate these tissues, a multidisciplinary approach is required using knowledge from biological, chemical and physical aspects of the complicated organization of natural tissues. Biomaterials, engineering techniques and (stem) cells are essential components to create regenerative scaffolds. The specific design of engineered scaffolds plays an important role in the function of encapsulated or seeded cells. Mechanical properties, adhesion sites and shapes of scaffolds determine their success for engineering artificial tissues and organs. Molecular interactions between synthetic or natural polymers should be designed such that the final scaffolds meet the requirements to obtain optimal cell performance and tissue formation. Besides scaffold design, controlled delivery of active compounds that e.g. promote regeneration or prevent bacterial growth are gaining interest towards successful clinical applications. Finally, biocompatibility and clinical feasibility of implantation should be considered early in the overall design process, in dialogue with clinical and biomedical partners in the regenerative research field.

Deadline: 15 July

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Hoogleraar Boeddhisme

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Hoogleraar Boeddhisme (0,5 fte)

Als hoogleraar houdt u zich bezig met de studie van het Boeddhisme en profileert u zich als gezichtsbepalend voor zowel het Nederlands als internationaal Boeddhisme. Als zodanig bent u een autoriteit op het vlak van boeddhisme, met name van klassiek Aziatische - als ook van mondiale modernistische vormen. U bent in deze functie bovendien hoofd van de ambtsopleiding voor boeddhistische geestelijke verzorging en u werkt daartoe samen met de te benoemen Universitair Docent. De hoogleraar heeft een academische rol die gericht is op onderzoek dat relevant is voor de (door)ontwikkeling en institutionalisering van het boeddhisme in het westen en in het bijzonder voor Nederland. U draagt tevens bij aan de nadere profilering van de afdeling Texts and Traditions binnen de Faculteit Religie en Theologie, alsmede aan het geheel van de facultaire gemeenschap.

Deadline: 26 juli 2020

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5 Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in AI

TU Eindhoven

TU Eindhoven are recruiting for 5 Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in AI

TU/e seek to hire five open-rank faculty members to expand our academic staff in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). A minimum of two of these positions are eligible for the Irène Curie Fellowship. Applications will start to be screened immediately.

Deadline: 30 July, 2020

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Dean Faculty of Spatial Sciences

University of Groningen

University of Groningen are recruiting for a Dean Faculty of Spatial Sciences

The successful candidate is an inspiring and collaborative leader with a strong standing and network in one of the fields of Geography, Planning or Demography, or related subject areas. She or he has a general awareness of interdisciplinary issues and societal impact opportunities.

Deadline: 13 August, 2020

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Precision Drug Therapy

University of Groningen

University of Groningen are recruiting for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Precision Drug Therapy

The Tenure Track position of Assistant Professor Precision Drug Therapy (Precisie Farmacotherapie) is opened within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and will be embedded in the department PharmacoTherapy, -Epidemiology & -Economics (PTEE) of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy.

Deadline: 13 August, 2020

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