Academic Assistant in Medicinal Chemistry
University of Antwerp Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences

Academic Assistant in Medicinal Chemistry

Department : Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Regime : Full-time

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for an

Academic assistant in the area of medicinal chemistry

Job description

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the area in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • You assist with and you manage practical courses and theoretical exercises for Pharmaceutical Sciences, more specifically in the following courses: Organic Chemistry (Ba1, 30 hours), Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Ba2, 88 hours), Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development (Ba3, 12 hours). In addition, you support the Master course in Medicinal Chemistry, and mentor/follow-up students during internships and master thesis research.
  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in one of the Medicinal Chemistry group’s research topics and you are competing in this connection to obtain externally funded research grants.
  • You are willing to represent the Department at internal and external events and you are willing to further elaborate the activities of the Department in a broad sense.

 Profile and requirements

  • You hold a Master degree in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master in Drug Development or Master in Pharmaceutical Care), a Master degree in Sciences: Chemistry or a Master degree in Engineering Sciences: Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Master students in their final year may also run as a candidate.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

 We offer

  • an appointment as an academic assistant for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal twice for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the date of appointment will be 1 September 2020;
  • a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 3.404,90 - € 5.762,14;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

 Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until July 5th 2020. Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following document(s): . (1) a motivation letter, (2) your CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: Thursday July 23rd from 9 – 12u. (interview).
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. Koen Augustyns (, prof. Pieter Van der Veken ( or prof. Hans De Winter ( 

 The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

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