The Netherlands Cancer Institute

About The Netherlands Cancer Institute

The Netherlands Cancer Institute is an independent research institute located in the lively city of Amsterdam. The Institute covers all major areas of molecular and cellular cancer biology, with special emphasis on mouse tumor models, functional screens, cancer cell biology and translational research.

The Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital form an integrated cancer center, combining a research laboratory and a hospital under one roof in a single, independent organization. All hospital departments have an extensive research program, often in close collaboration with the research laboratory. This research is focused on improving cancer treatment through imaging and molecular diagnostics, new medicine, improved operating techniques, more effective radiotherapy, and combinations of these, epidemiology and psychosocial research.

The research groups at the NKI-AVL are supported by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, most with dedicated support staff. The Institute has a large mouse facility with special units for transgenesis, pathology and functional imaging, a genomics facility which provides various sequencing platforms and bioinformatic support, a functional screening facility for RNAi and small-molecule libraries, excellent facilities for digital microscopy, flowcytometry, protein expression and purification, and many more.

Approximately 550 people work in the research laboratory and many of the clinicians are involved in research. Work discussions, lectures and seminars are in English and a large number of non-Dutch post-docs, students and staff members contribute to the stimulating and international atmosphere of the Institute.

We offer a stimulating and interactive research environment, free use of all state-of-the-art facilities, a competitive salary (including possibilities for additional tax-reduction for foreigners) and housing facilities in the vicinity of the Institute.


Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam

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