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Leiden University

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has
seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague.
The motto of the University is ’Praesidium Libertatis’ - Bastion of Freedom.
One of Europe’s leading international research universities
As far back as 1575, Leiden University researchers have been leaving their mark on the world. We conduct ground-breaking research, provide medical breakthroughs, write trailblazing books and have been awarded 16 Nobel Prizes and 21 Spinoza Prizes for our pioneering work. Leiden University is a fertile environment for top talent.
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Nobel Prizes
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Living and working in Leiden and The Hague
We have locations in both Leiden and The Hague. Both are vibrant cities with numerous shopping and cultural offerings where history is tangible everywhere you go. Leiden and The Hague are centrally located and near other major cities, close to Schiphol Airport and in the vicinity of beaches and dunes. They are wonderful places to live and work.
Diversity and inclusion
In 2014, we were the first university in the Netherlands to appoint a Diversity Officer. We have since then operated an active diversity policy for a number of years, focused on appointing more women in senior scientific positions. The result is something we are proud of! Leiden University has the highest percentage of female professors of all the Dutch Universities: 29%.
Meet some of our researchers
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Life Under the Microscope

Joost Willemse is one of the facility managers for the Institute of Biology Leiden's Microscopy Unit. He says, “When I come in in the morning, I know where I'm going to start, but I never know where I'm going to end up.

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ownership
Nanoparticle Robots: No Assembly Required

Associate professor Daniela Kraft studies self-assembly in biological and soft matter systems at the Leiden Institute of Physics. Her lab creates simplified nano models to investigate how complex biological structures are formed.

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renewal
Hubble Trouble in Our Expanding Universe

Our universe is expanding faster than physics predicts it should. Associate professor Alessandra Silvestri of the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics is trying to find out why.


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Will you become our newest colleague?
If you have the ambition to continuously develop and grow in your work, then Leiden University is an attractive employer for you. We provide our employees ample space to achieve their full potential and gladly invests in them.

Courses and programmes

There is a broad range of training courses for personal, specialised and strategic development.

 

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Career guidance

We have our own career counsellors. They are happy to help you with the next step in your career.

 

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Vacancy number 21-412 Function type Academic staff, Non-academic staff Hours (in fte) 0.6 External/ internal Internal, External Location Leiden Placed on 3 August 2021 Closing date 17 August 2021  The section Cognitive Psychology of the institute...
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Assistant professor in Polymers for Nanomedicine
Vacancy number 21-407 Function type Academic staff Hours (in fte) 1.0 External/ internal External Location Leiden Placed on 3 August 2021 Closing date 15 September 2021 The Faculty of Science and Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research is looking for...
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Post-doctoral researcher
Vacancy number 21-408 Function type Academic staff Hours (in fte) 1.0 External/ internal External Location Leiden Placed on 3 August 2021 Closing date 12 September 2021 The Faculty of Science Leiden and the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science...
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PhD-candidate
Vacancy number 21-398 Function type Academic staff, PhD positions Hours (in fte) 1.0 External/ internal External Location Leiden Placed on 27 July 2021 Closing date 24 September 2021 The Faculty of Science and the Institute of Biology Leiden is looking for...
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Postdoc Physarum nuclear social evolution
Vacancy number 21-397 Function type Academic staff Hours (in fte) 1.0 External/ internal External Location Leiden Placed on 27 July 2021 Closing date 27 August 2021 The Faculty of Science / the Institute for Biology is looking for a Postdoc Physarum...