The development, regulation, and usage of medicines has become a critical area of scientific reflection and research. Over the last decades, pharmaceutical development and regulation have become increasingly responsive to medical needs, clinical practice, patient voices, and society in general. There is a great need for scientific underpinning of drug regulatory interventions and how these interventions affect patient outcomes, public health and innovation.
This chair will especially lead assessing the performance of the regulatory system itself, including the assessment and evaluation of intended and unintended effects. You will address research questions in the field of new complex therapeutic interventions, which besides biopharmaceuticals entail advanced therapy medicinal products and other precision treatments. Because of their complexity, the ‘regulatory density’ increases for such therapeutic interventions leading to new and understudied regulatory challenges. These challenges encompass among others adaptive pathways, the role of HTA in bringing these products in a more sustained way to the clinic, biomarkers for targeted therapies, and platforms for real world evidence.
As a full professor Drug Regulatory Science at one of the most renowned drug regulatory research centers globally, you will be strengthening and further developing the internationally recognized line of research in Drug Regulatory Science at Utrecht University in connection with the other 2 centers in the division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Science.
As a team leader, you will be a fundamental connection between the groups of the research institute, the department, and the faculty. Your energy and passion for this research field will strengthen the division’s impact and reputation - both within the Netherlands and internationally.
As a passionate educator, you will play a key role in contributing to the master Drug Innovation programme and in the Bachelor's and Master's Pharmacy programmes, the College for Pharmaceutical Sciences, and other relevant programmes at the Utrecht University.
You will train and coach (international) PhD candidates and early career scientists - people who in time will occupy important roles in pharmaceutical science related fields.