Research analist

Research analist

Published Deadline Location
12 Sep tomorrow Amsterdam
Enthusiastic research analyst wanted!

Job description

We are seeking a motivated research technician to join our collaborative research project investigating the molecular underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia. In this project, we will work closely with the Netherlands Brain Bank to obtain post-mortem brain tissue from a specific group of donors. Using advanced immunodetection techniques and spatial transcriptomics, we aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms of frontotemporal dementia. The research technician will be responsible for the main activities related to the handling, processing, and analyzing of post-mortem human brain tissue. On occasion, collecting material at autopsy will be necessary during non-standard working hours.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced research technician to join our team of scientists investigating the molecular underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor or master’s degree in neuroscience or a related subject and have experience in working in a lab environment , with expertise in immunohistochemistry, molecular techniques such as RNA isolation, and working with post mortem human brain tissue. The candidate will also be able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, and be able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.


Amsterdam UMC


Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Experience working in a lab environment, preferably pathology research or diagnostics.
  • Proficient in immunohistochemistry, and molecular techniques such as RNA isolations. ,
  • Strong interest in human brain research
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Affinity for translational research in neurodegeneration
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to PCR and Western blotting.Experience with data analysis software such as R and Python

Conditions of employment

  • Salary range SAL.7: 2751 tot 3898 euro Gross in full-time employment depending on qualifications and experience).
  • In addition to a good base salary, we offer, amongst others, an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay.
  • For more information on our fringe benefits, please see our (Dutch version).
  • The temporary employment will be for a period of 2 years, with a required trial period of one year.


Amsterdam UMC

The department of Pathology at Amsterdam UMC is the largest center in the Netherlands for neuropathological research. A key objective of the translational research at the Neuropathology Unit is to identify new disease mechanisms and potential biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. The research activities of the Neuropathology Group take place at the Department of Pathology in close collaboration with other research groups within the Amsterdam Neuroscience research institute.

Additional information

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

If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact Dr. Jeroen Hoozemans, via

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Name, Recruitment Advisor, via e-mail or via phone number.

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.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2751—€3898 per month
  • University graduate
  • 9485



De Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Sep 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).