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International PhD Position in Molecular Pharmacology, Netherlands

Intending to encourage and support the education of students in the Netherlands, the University of Groningen is offering the International PhD Position in Molecular Pharmacology. The study award is open for the academic session 2024/2025.

The educational program is available to students from all over the world who wish to pursue a PhD degree at the University of Groningen.

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The University of Groningen is a public research university of more than 30,000 students in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The university’s core mission revolves around fostering collaboration among students, academics, and professionals to address economic and business challenges at regional, national, and international levels. Through its commitment to excellence in education and research, Groningen University aims to cultivate a dynamic environment where knowledge and innovation thrive.

Application Deadline: 20 February 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Groningen
  • Department: Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP), Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary and research funding
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: Domestic and International students
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in the field of Molecular Pharmacology, focusing on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) research.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  1. Hold a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related area.
  2. Have affinity with advanced techniques in cell biology and organoid technology.
  3. Possess previous experience in in vitro cell culture, molecular and cell biology, and cellular imaging (preferred).
  4. Demonstrate excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
  5. Exhibit enthusiasm for pharmaceutical research in an interdisciplinary setting.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents by the deadline:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) including personal information, academic qualifications with transcripts, research experience, educational and employment history, etc.
  2. Motivation letter detailing the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant qualifications.
  3. Name and (e-mail) address of two academic references.

Applications should be submitted via the university’s online application form before 19 February 11:59pm Dutch local time (CET).


The successful candidate will receive the following benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • Starting salary of € 2,770 gross per month in the first year, increasing to a maximum of € 3,539 gross per month in the fourth and final year.
  • 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-the-year bonus.
  • The position is for a period of 4 years, with the possibility of extension based on performance evaluation.

For more information, contact Prof. dr. R. Gosens at [email protected]. Please do not use this email address for applications.

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