Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Technician – Radio-immunotherapy


Your function within the department

The Division of Tumor Biology and Immunology of the NKI seeks a:

Research technician (HLO, University)

Project information:
The technician will join research on cancer immunotherapy. In this type of cancer treatment, the patient’s immune system is stimulated to recognize and kill cancer cells. We have shown that immunotherapy can become more efficient when combined with localized radiotherapy. In this project, funded by Alpe d’Huzes / KWF, we will test and improve this novel combined approach, called radio-immunotherapy, using mouse models of human melanoma and breast cancer, as well as patient samples. Our aim is to translate radio-immunotherapy to application in cancer patients. Techniques include: in vivo work, flow cytometry, functional analysis of immune cells, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry and deep sequencing.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic technician with a strong interest to translate research discoveries to the clinic. The candidate should have a bachelor (BSc) or master (MSc) degree in biology, biomedical sciences or biochemistry at HLO or University level. A proven track record, or affinity, with mouse studies is required and ‘Article 12’ or ‘Article 9’ competence is advantageous.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

The technician will be employed in the research group of prof. Jannie Borst and will work under direct supervision of dr. Inge Verbrugge. We offer a contract for 2 years, with the possibility for extension, which – depending on ambition and performance - may include transfer into a PhD program. The gross salary per month will range from € 2.144,- to € 3.072,- according to FWG-function group 45, depending on education and previous experience (July 2018). The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

Amsterdam is a very livable city with many cultural amenities. The institute is located within a 20 minute tram or bicycle ride from the center of Amsterdam and within 20 minutes from Schiphol airport by car, bus or bicycle.

Want more information?
For further information about the position, please contact dr. Inge Verbrugge, division of Tumor Biology and Immunology, tel. +31 20 512 7479,

Your application letter and resume can be attached before May 1st to the application form (link) on our website Click on the vacancy you wish to apply for, below you will find the application button that will lead you to the application form. After dispatch of the form, you will receive a reaction as soon as possible.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.


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