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The head of Natural Products Research group

24/01/2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Latvijas Organiskas Sintezes Instituts
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile
Leading Researcher (R4)
Country
Latvia
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Offer Starting Date
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE
Reference Number
101087181
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) – the leading drug discovery centre in Baltic countries is offering one fixed term position of principal investigator/the head of Natural Products Research group. The position is offered within the call HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-01 ERA Chair project “Natural Products Research at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis as a driver for Excellence in Innovation” (Natalion). The candidate will be responsible for the development of her/his Natural Products Research group, for which funds to cover ~5 FTEs are secured for 5 years. The candidate is expected to lead the establishment of natural products research at LIOS. The details on responsibilities, obligations, and rights of the position see at https://www.osi.lv/en/vacancies/recruitment-head-preclinical-biomateria….

Duration of the contract - 54 months with option for an extension.

Requirements

Research Field
Biological sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

We are searching for the candidate with:

  • PhD in life sciences;
  • established scientific record in natural products research related to natural product synthesis, microbiology, bioinformatics, and/or metabolomics;
  • proven leadership and management skills (>2 years).

Full set of mandatory competences, desirable competences as well as the selection methodology see https://www.osi.lv/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Recruitment_of_NPR_group_….

Women are explicitly encouraged to apply to increase their share in science and research.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information

Benefits

Basic salary EUR 64 560,- p.a. before tax

Bonus payments for articles in high impact journals, supervised PhD and MSc thesis, awarded and managed public and private competitive projects

Health insurance

Dedicated funding for

  • training and short term mobility (e.g. scientific conferences);
  • upgrade and build-up of infrastructure;
  • development of Natural Products Research group (~5 FTEs) with secured financing for 5 years.
Selection process

Applications must be in English and include:

  • motivation letter, particularly outlining experience in natural products research;
  • CV, including academic qualifications, mobility experience, management experience, teaching and supervising record (MSc and PhD thesis supervised), and fundraising experience (composition, number, and monetary volume of research projects);
  • optional – recommendation letters on leadership skills and teamwork;
  • research plan (minimum 3 pages including references) – will only have to be submitted at the second round of the selection process.
Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Country
Latvia
City
Riga
Postal Code
LV-1006
Street
Aizkraukles str. 21
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
pd@osi.lv

Contact

City
Riga
Street
Aizkraukles 21
Postal Code
LV1006
E-Mail
sinta@osi.lv
Phone
+371 67014801