PhD Position in Chemistry, Biology, Life Sciences 888 views

  1. The central topic of the PhD’s research is the catalytic versatility of beta-glucosidases and glycolites (glycosylated metabolites).
  2. Attention is focused to the transglucosylation by glycosidase that generates novel metabolites.
  3. The role of glycolites in manifestation of symptoms during acquired and inherited disturbance of glycolipid metabolism is in investigated
  4. By close combination of biochemistry and organic chemistry, novel tools are designed and applied to identify and quantify glycolites.
  5. The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment.
  6. It is a faculty where personal and academic development is top priorities.
  7. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future


  1. After a positive evaluation of the progress of the thesis, personal capabilities and compatibility, the appointment will be extended by a further three years.
  2. The Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave.
  3. All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science.
  4. Our graduate school offers several PhD training courses at three levels: professional courses, skills training and personal effectiveness.
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Life Sciences;
  • Excellent proficiency in English;
  • Strong knowledge and skills in biochemistry, organic chemistry and molecular biology;
  • Keen interest in carrying out research with creative ideas and be able to work independently;
  • PhD research needs to start ultimately October 2


To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 15 August an email to the secretary of the Medical Biochemistry group, Astrid Vrieling, email ensure that you quote the vacancy number and include the following additional documents in your application:

Quick Overview———
Organization University of Leiden
Type of poisition PhD Poisition
Country Netherlands
Subject areas Chemistry, Biology, Life Sciences
Deadline August 15, 2020


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