The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is searching for two new faculty members in the area of experimental soft matter and biological physics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on biological and non-biological active matter (e.g. synthetic active fluids, self-propelled particles, collective cell behavior, tissues etc.) and/or with a unique approach that connect with our research lines in self-organization, mechanics and geometry.
Appointments at associate or full professor level may be consider for outstanding candidates.
Gender balance is an explicit aim of our Institute. We strongly encourage women to apply and will give preference to female candidates in case of equal qualifications.
For further information and to apply, please visit our web-page:
Only applications received no later than July 31, 2019 can be considered.
About Leiden Institute of Physics
The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is one of the oldest physics institutes in the Netherlands. Scientists like Hendrik Lorentz and Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes obtained their breakthrough results when working in Leiden. Over the decades, many eminent scientists have been and are associated to LION as staff members, alumni and guests. Continuing their tradition, we perform physics research and provide physics education on the highest level.
Research at the Leiden Institute of Physics covers a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from cosmology to the mechanics of DNA, from the physics of jamming in granular materials to quantum nano-science, from protein folding to superlubricity. All topics are covered by joined efforts in theory and experiment. Further, the development of novel world-class instrumentation is signature for LION’s experimental research effort.
Our research is largely fundamental and curiosity-driven. Typically we ask for the “how” and “why” of things around us. Our orientation towards fundamental questions and open scientific atmosphere provides a solid basis from which new ideas emerge which leads to applications, innovations, and value for society.
Exper...imental physics research covers two domains: Biological and Soft Matter, and Quantum Matter and Optics. Theoretical Physics, united within the Instituut-Lorentz, covers research in branches of physics as diverse as condensed matter, biophysics, string theory, and cosmology. It is our aim to have parallel theoretical and experimental activities in those research areas that we cover.
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. We are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.
The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,200 staff and almost 4,200 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.
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