The Netherlands Cancer Institute is looking for an Analist / Technician. The Netherlands Cancer Institute, the research laboratory of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (NKI-AVL) is a world-class institute for cancer research and cancer care based in Amsterdam
Specifications - (explanation)
|Location||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Function types||Technical, Laboratory positions, Research, Development, Innovation|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences, Health|
|Hours||36.0 hours per week|
|Salary||€ 2089 - € 3200|
|Job number||AT 300|
|About employer||The Netherlands Cancer Institute|
The Netherlands Cancer Institute, the research laboratory of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (NKI-AVL) is a world-class institute for cancer research and cancer care based in Amsterdam. The research covers all major areas of molecular and cellular biology, with special emphasis on mouse tumor models, functional screens, cancer cell biology and translational cancer research. The Institute has a large mouse facility (on average 25,000 mice) with a dedicated staff that takes care of the mice. There are special units for transgenesis, cryopreservation, pathology and histology. The mouse facility also contains a mouse cancer clinic for intervention and imaging studies. Scientist at the Institute together with transgensis unit have generated many mouse models for different types of cancer. Recently, the transgenesis unit has expanded its activities and is now looking for two enthusiastic colleagues.
Two positions are available with overlapping activities, but different emphasis.
Position 1: Tissue Culture/Molecular Biology/Microinjection research technician
The successful candidate will construct targeting vectors, perform tissue culture manipulation of embryonic stem (ES) cells and carry out genetic screening of ES clones and mouse strains using PCR and Southern blot methods. The person will be responsible for several lab management tasks in the ES cell culture lab, including stock keeping. In addition the person will assist in a range of techniques such as embryo isolation and ES cell derivation, microinjection of ES cells and embryo transfer. For these latter techniques experience in some or all of these areas is desirable, but full training will be given to the right candidate.
Position 2: Embryological/Mouse handling/Microinjection research technician
The successful candidate will perform microinjection of ES cells, embryo isolation and transfer, ES cell derivation, cryopreservation of mouse embryos and gametes and perform in vitro fertilization. The person will also be responsible for maintenance of breeding colonies, genetic screening of mouse strains, health monitoring, in vivo imaging, harvesting tissues and maintaining records in a computer database. Basic tissue culture experience is desirable.
For both positions the candidate requires a B.ASc or B.Sc degree in biology or animal sciences; must be willing to work with animals; thrive in team environment; is flexible; eager to learn; have strong organizational skills; good written and oral communication skills; good record keeping; and basic computer skills.
Conditions of employment
We offer a stimulating and interactive research environment, state of the art facilities, training, a competitive salary and housing facilities in the vicinity of the Institute. The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital is located close to the city centre of Amsterdam and international airport, Schiphol.
We offer a fixed-term position of 1 year with the possibility for an extension up to 5 years. The salary will reflect the relevant background and experience and will be from €2.089 to €3200 according to the FWG-function group 45 or 50. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO-Ziekenhuizen.
Contract type: Temporary, 1 year with the possibility for an extension up to 5 years
The Netherlands Cancer Institute, the research laboratory of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (NKI-AVL), is a world-class institute for cancer research and cancer care based in Amsterdam. Its mission is to combat cancer through excellence in patient care and scientific research. In comparison with large universities, NKI-AVL is a relatively small and highly focussed organisation. Within a flat management structure, over 2,100 dedicated scientists, physicians and staff members work in a specialised clinical care unit with 180 beds (AVL) and a closely associated research institute (NKI). Together they treat close to 30,000 patients, produce over 400 scientific publications and support the granting of 30 PhD degrees per year.