Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS)

The head of Natural Products Research group

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS)

Riga, Latvia

Outline

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, which will be the driver for the development of LIOS Innovation hub. 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 https://www.osi.lv/en/vacancies/recruitment-head-preclinical-biomaterial-evaluation-group/.

Provisional start date

June/July 2023

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.

Duration

60 months with option for an extension

Eligibility

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_leader.pdf.

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

Application documents

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.

Apply with CV and Cover Letter

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Position

The head of Natural Products Research group