Practical support officer BSc Pharmacy (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in the top 100 of several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science disciplines, from traditional disciplines such as physics and biology to interdisciplinary disciplines such as artificial intelligence and industrial engineering and management. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

This position will be embedded in FSE’s School of Science and Engineering, which offers 14 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 7,000 students. In particular, you will become part of the team that takes care of the Pharmacy programmes.

Job description

We are looking for a Practical support officer who can strengthen our degree programme in Pharmacy for the running of practical courses. Practical courses form a substantial part of the BSc Pharmacy programme. They help students to reinforce theoretical knowledge and convert it into skills, and thus academically shape future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

The tasks of the practical support officer will include:
• the organization of practical courses as well as supervision of students in the lab
• reviewing reports (feedback, debriefing, grading)
• involvement in the first-year course, Pharmaceutical Analysis, and the second-year courses, Instrumental Analysis, Bioanalysis, Biostatistics, Pharmacokinetics, and Metabolism & Toxicology
• working in a team of practical teachers, lecturers and student teaching assistants.


We encourage you to apply if you have:

• at least a MSc degree (vocational or academic) in the life sciences or a degree of the University of Applied Sciences with relevant experience
• excellent basic lab skills and computational skills
• experience with relevant analytical techniques such as titration, UV-vis spectrometry, fluorimetry, chromatography, electrochemical analysis, PCR, and bioanalysis
• experience in biostatistical methods
• experience and affinity with teaching
• excellent organisational skills
• team player with a proactive and flexible attitude
• good knowledge of written and spoken English cross-cultural sensitivity and strong communication skills.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on work experience, with a minimum of € 2,790 up to a maximum of € 4,402 gross per month (salary scale 10) for a full-time position
• an appointment for one year that will be extended by two years if you perform well
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
• a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.

Preferred start date: 1 September, in any case not later than 1 November

Consider our website for more information about the conditions of employment at the University of Groningen:

Job Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

• a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
• a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience.

You can submit your application until 13 June 11:59pm / before 14 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The interviews will take place in the weeks of 21- 25 June or 28 June - 2 July.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP),

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr H.J. Woerdenbag (for information about the position)

Prof. Marc van der Maarel (for other information)

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221340

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