Research Technician | Cancer Immunology

Research Technician | Cancer Immunology

Published Deadline Location
9 Jul 31 Jul Amsterdam
Are you passionate about lab work in the cancer or immunology field? Look no further and apply for being part of SPACETIME.

Job description

We are looking for 2 laboratory technicians to functionally investigate the anti-tumour immune responses. More in detail:

Project 1: led by dr. Marieke Fransen
Systemic immune responses during tumour development.

In this project you will investigate the immune activation status of blood and tumour draining lymph nodes from lung cancer patients and representative mouse models, using ex vivo techniques such as cell culture and flow cytometry.

Project 2: led by dr. Febe van Maldegem
Spatial multiplex immunohistochemistry of lung cancer

In this project you will be pivotal in supporting the core work for the SPACETIME project, in which multiplex immunohistochemistry and other multiplex single cell technologies will be used to characterise lung cancer tumour material from human patients and mouse models.


Amsterdam UMC


We are seeking highly motivated and talented individuals with a strong academic background in life science. Ideal candidates will possess:
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (biomedical sciences, biotechnology, Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek, etc).
  • Willingness to work with animal models (Art. 9 possession and previous experience is an advantage).
  • Practical laboratory experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry or single cell technologies is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and/or English, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in an international team and adhere with strict deadlines.
  • A “can-do” attitude.

Conditions of employment

  • A challenging job in a dynamic international department.
  • A one-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
  • Salary scale 7M: €2,932 to €3,923 gross or 8M: €3,330 to €4,429 (based on a fulltime workweek and depending on education and experience). In addition, you will receive an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and an 8% holiday allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which we pay 70% of the premium.
  • A (partial) reimbursement of your public transport travel expenses. Do you prefer to come by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active staff association and Jong Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organize fun (sporting) activities and events.

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.


Amsterdam UMC

You will be housed in the Pulmonary diseases (Fransen) or Molecular and Cellular Biology and Immunology (van Maldegem) department, dedicated to scientific research in an international setting at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc.

You will closely collaborate with the department of medical oncology and pathology. We work with large collections of patient material from different clinical studies and serially bio-banked samples stored at the liquid biopsy center and the pathology department of the Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA). Finally, you will collaborate internationally, with research groups from 14 European universities and research institutes as part of the SPACETIME consortium.

Additional information

First round of interviews will be held in first half of September. Potential starting date is from 1st of November 2024. Additionally 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. Febe van Maldegem via and Dr. Marieke Fransen via, project leads.

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment Advisor, via

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
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2975—€4816 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 12249



De Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).