LEaDing Fellows

LEaDing Fellows

The ‘LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme’ is a Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme  and will provide 90 researchers from all over the world who recently obtained a PhD, with the opportunity to gain two years of work experience. These positions are available in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Center and Delft University of Technology. 

Leading Fellows

The aim is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility, by offering open recruitment and attractive working conditions. Three calls with fixed deadlines will be opened, accommodating first 20, then 40 and finally 30 fellows. 

Applicants can propose a project of their own choice, including a research proposal, career development plan, motivation letter, CV and support statement of his/her proposed supervisor in one of the universities or university medical centers of the program.
A selection of LUMC research groups that are interested to host a LEading Fellows postdoc are presented below. In addition, this website provides information for applicants about LUMC training and courses, strategic research collaborations and the 7 medical research profiles of LUMC. 

For more details about the LEaDing Fellows Postdocs Programme (including the call), please visit the LEaDing Fellows website.


LEaDing Fellows local contact point at LUMC: Pieter de Koning (Directorate of Research Policy)

A selection of LUMC research groups that are interested to host a LEaDing Fellows postdoc:

Uncovering dynamic small ubiquitin-like modifier signalling networks
Immunogenetics and cellular immunology of bacterial infectious diseases
Population epigenomics and integrative genomics of ageing and cardiovascular disease
Stem cells and gene therapy
Signal transduction and chemical biology; identifying new targets and developing new therapeutics
Genome editing of human somatic cells
Chemical biology of Ub and Ubl conjugation and deconjugation
Non-invasive biochemistry of brown adipose tissue
Nano-delivery systems and molecular imaging of pain
Induced pluripotent stem cell-based mapping of collaborating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) pathways
Tumor-stroma interactions in gastrointestinal cancers
Clinical metabolomics and lipidomics
Fundamental aspects of Clostridium difficile biology
The evolutionary adaptation of blood coagulation proteins
Structural biology of DNA replication
Neuroimaging of migraine and cluster headache - unravelling disease mechanisms
Next-generation immunotherapies for colorectal cancer patients
Neuronal guidance cues for healthy blood vessels
Molecular and cellular characterization of a new selective tumour cell inhibitor