Post-doc translational research and liquid biopsy

Post-doc translational research and liquid biopsy

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8 Dec 5 Feb Amsterdam

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Postdoc translational research and liquid biopsies: department of laboratory medicine the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Job description

Our research group is part of the clinical department of laboratory medicine of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Our aim is to develop, evaluate and implement (fluid-based) biomarkers to improve our care for patients with cancer. Recent years our group has been working on liquid biopsies to develop and implement circulating tumor DNA analysis for different applications such as molecular profiling, monitoring, minimal residual disease and cancer detection. In addition, the group has an interest in the integration of different diagnostic modalities and biomarkers. We have initiated a lung cancer biomarker research project building on the 4ITLR population screening study, creating a platform for biomarker evaluation and integration. Our group is actively collaborating with researchers within the NKI, the department of pathology, diagnostic companies and research groups in and outside the Netherlands. 


The Netherlands Cancer Institute


We are looking for a candidate interested in liquid biopsies both from a developmental and implementation perspective. You will be responsible for designing and supervising research projects, for example based on existing biobank collections, collaborations with diagnostic companies or based on clinically relevant questions. You will develop new biomarkers or data solutions for clinical questions and initiate your own projects and funding opportunities. 

You have experience or affinity with:

  • Wet-lab techniques related to liquid biopies (NGS, methylation, RNA, molecular diagnostics, etc.)
  • Analyzing (large) molecular datasets and/or bioinformatics 
  • Research driven by clinical needs or questions
  • Developing and Implementation of innovations or biomarkers in health care
  • Supervising or executing projects with different stakeholders

Furthermore, general knowledge of cancer biology, clinical diagnostics and functional genetics tools is an advantage. We expect the candidate to be self-motivated, creative, have a problem-solving attitude, able to work in a team and to collaborate on research projects with different stakeholders.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 + 2 years.

You will initially be employed for a period of 2 + 2 years. The gross salary for a full-time appointment will range from €3.695,- to € 4.391,- per month, depending on previous experience. The terms of employment will be following FWG 55 of the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

In addition, you will receive a fixed end-of-year bonus in December (8,33%), and in May, you will receive 8,33% holiday pay. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed at € 0,19 per km. 
Free parking at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is also part of the package. Personnel is stimulated to use public transport and bicycle and therefore we offer an interesting arrangement for bikers and/or discount on the NS-business card. 

For more information regarding the secondary conditions, please visit our website: 


  • Research, development, innovation; Postdoc
  • Natural sciences; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3695—€4391 per month
  • Doctorate
  • PA ST 20221208


The Netherlands Cancer Institute

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