Postdoc studying CRC therapy

Postdoc studying CRC therapy

Published Deadline Location
9 Mar tomorrow Amsterdam
Are you looking for a challenge? Are you interested in the development of cancer and how this can be prevented? Do you have proven affinity with cancer research and the skill set to drive a project? Then you should join our team and apply for this Post...

Job description

Our team studies novel therapeutic modalities in colorectal cancer (CRC) as well as the pathways that dictate tumor formation and metastasis.

Your project aims to study the mechanism that underlies the metastatic process in mesenchymal CRC and addresses how this form of cancer escapes from therapy.

About your role
  • Your work involves the use of patient derived organoid cultures, mouse organoid models derived from GEMM and the in vivo models themselves to study the metastatic process and therapeutic modalities.
  • Using standard molecular techniques you will modify tumor models to validate mechanisms of resistance and metastasis.
  • Using cell biological assays you will study tumor development in vitro and therapy impact in vitro and in vivo.


Amsterdam UMC


  • You hold a PhD degree or will soon graduate.
  • You have experience in cancer research.
  • You have practical experience in laboratory sciences
  • You have academic skills to drive a project
  • You have proven mentoring skills.
  • You like to work in a team and collaborate.
  • You are pro-active and outgoing.
  • You combine curiosity with ambition and practical with theoretical skills.

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a contract for 1 year (12 months) , with the possibility of extension by another 2 years.
  • We are open to part-time/job share options.
  • Salary scale 10: € 3.230 - € 5.088 gross for full-time employment (depending on education and experience).
  • In addition to a good basic salary, you will receive, among other things, 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% vacation allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Pension via BeFrank
  • Excellent accessibility by public transport and reimbursement of a large part of your travel expenses. We also have sufficient parking spaces at the AMC location and a good bicycle scheme.


Amsterdam UMC

The position is open in the Center of Experimental Molecular Medicine within the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology and Radiobiology. Within this lab a large number of scientists (>70) among which more than 40 PhD students, study cancer biology mainly in gastroenterology. This large team is a dynamic group of highly skilled enthusiastic young scientists who all have strong ambitions to successfully drive their respective projects. The continuous effort to learn and improve makes our department a perfect place for an ambitious young scientist.

The team you will join is the group of Jan Paul Medema, specialized in colorectal cancer subtypes, Cancer Stem Cells and therapy resistances mechanisms.

For more info check Jan Paul Medema - Amsterdam UMC research portal

Cancer Center Amsterdam (

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Additional information

The first round of talks will take place beginning of April.

Besides during the publication period, applications will be handled continuously. If the vacancy is filled, it will be closed prematurely.

For more information about this position, you can contact JP Medema via

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment Advisor, via or via 06-21603178.

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether that applies to you. If you join us, we ask you for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

Internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 8054



Meibergdreef 9, 1105AZ, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 26 Mar 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).