Amsterdam UMC

Together we discover the healthcare of tomorrow

Together @ Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam University Medical Centers is a leading medical center that combines complex high-quality patient care, innovative scientific research and education of the next generation committed health care professionals. Together, we build a society in which diseases are prevented and patients are cured.

Amsterdam UMC houses the university hospital and the medical faculty of the two universities of Amsterdam (VU & UvA), as well the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the medical department of the Royal Tropical Institute. Also a number of biotech companies – partly Amsterdam UMC spin-offs - are located on the premises. This concentration of expertise makes Amsterdam UMC ‘more than just a university hospital’ and provides a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaboration.

Amsterdam UMC has around 19.500 employees and has two locations in Amsterdam: location AMC en location VUmc. Both have close historical ties to the city of Amsterdam. Will you join us in our journey towards better care for our patients every day?

This is Amsterdam UMC!

We take care of you

Working at Amsterdam UMC means working together on the healthcare of tomorrow, which means providing better care of our future patients. But we also take care of you. We want to make sure you feel appreciated and valued for your work. Below you find our most important benefits. Want to learn more? See our terms of employment or the cao UMC.

  • The Amsterdam UMC employs its staff in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for University Medical Centres (Cao umc).
  • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • We pay 70% of your pension premium (with ABP). You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • In most departments we offer you the flexibility of remote working, for a better work-life balance.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • In case of a fulltime contract (36-hours), our employees receive 175 hours of paid leave.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, which organise fun (sports) activities and events.

"Based on the scientific publication statistics, Amsterdam UMC ranks among the premier institutions of Europe."

— Siham Azahaf, MD, PhD candidate department of Internal Medicine and Pharmacotherapy teacher

We support you

Research support aims to contribute to a stimulating research context and provides hands-on support to our Amsterdam UMC researchers. For this, we have different support institutes:

  • Research Grant Supportinform, stimulate & support research in performing research and securing research funding
  • Legal Research Supportprovides support on legal issues regarding research, including clinical trials, pre-clinical lab research, intellectual propery, privacy & EU-projects
  • Research datamanagementaims to control the entire datamanagement process along the research lifecycle according the FAIR principles; from study preparation to archiving and open data
  • Methodological and statistical supportprovides advice ans support in study design, statistical & bioinformatical analysis and data representation
  • Clinical research monitoringmonitoring services to the clinical research community to assure that all relevant regulatory and quality requirements are met
  • ValorizationAmsterdam UMC facilitates interaction between academic researchers and external stakeholders to drive the transition of scientific discoveries into innovations & insights that benefit society in various way (valorization)
  • MyDREa cloud service based on Microsoft Azure, intended for researchers who want to share data of analysis methods while keeping control of what happens with their own data.

Want to learn more about our ways to support you in your research mission? Take a look at Research Support.

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The Amsterdam UMC Fellowship aims to attract extremely talented researchers, who have the potential to build, expand and maintain their own successful research group.

The fellowship awards a maximum of €750,000 for the full term of five years (or less for a shorter period, on a pro rata basis), covering the salary of the fellow, the salary of a PhD-student and/or their bench fees.

"The Amsterdam UMC fellowship gives you the freedom to choose which department you would like to work in. For example, because I wanted to be closer to the clinicians, I moved to the Rheumatology department. It allows you to truly shape your own career," - Jeroen den Dunnen, associate professor and winner of the 2015 Amsterdam UMC fellowship.

Want to know more about this research fellowship? Take a look at our website.

“Working as a researcher in an academic hospital motivates me even more to develop techniques that we can directly apply to patient studies. This often leads to interesting cross-fertilization for new research. Due to the close connections, this is precisely possible within an academic hospital.“

— Anouk, assistant professor Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

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