The project: The project is the development of an ocular drug delivery device that is to be subjected to a human comfort trial and preclinical animal efficacy trial.  The position: Your main focus is to further develop a proprietary technology to fabricate a drug eluting device that is loaded with drug loaded microspheres.  This will involve out sourcing certain aspects of the device as well as internal developments where you will be required to develop a method with which to fill the device with microspheres.

The mechanism of filling has to be reproducible and be performed in accordance with various quality and regulatory requirements.  Once the filling method has been developed appropriate testing upon sterilisation and packaging will involve drug elution studies.
The position is an opportunity to contribute to drug delivery system as we move from R&D through clinical studies, global submission, and manufacturing to commercialisation. The delivery systems and primary packaging solutions can either be developed from scratch or by sourcing of existing technology but often with the use of external partners.
Your main responsibilities will be:

Representing the project consortium in relation to external suppliers and development partners.

Job requirements

Profile: The ideal candidate:

Information and application

Information: More information about this vacancy can be obtained with prof. dr. ir. Remco Tuinier (e-mail: or dr. A. Dias (e-mail: More information about job conditions and application can be obtained with mrs. Arianne Boekema (email:

Application: The application should consist of the following parts:

  • a brief letter explaining/motivating your interest in the position;
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications;
  • one-page summary of the PhD thesis;
  • contact details of two referees;
  • proof of English language skills (if applicable);
  • any other relevant information.

Please send us your application before September 1st 2015, by using the ‘apply now’-button on top of this page. Review of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.