Postdoc fellow | EU-TRANSCAN: T-cell lymphoma translational research

Postdoc fellow | EU-TRANSCAN: T-cell lymphoma translational research

Published Deadline Location
28 Jan 27 Mar Amsterdam

Job description

Do you want to be part of an international dynamic research group in genomics that is supported by state-of-the-art data analysis and infrastructure for cancer research?

Your challenge
As a postdoc your primary task is to design and validate diagnostic tests for T-cell lymphoma. To achieve this, the successful candidate will identify the appropriate (Dutch) tumor cohorts together with epidemiologists and database experts of IKNL and PALGA. Next, you will employ next-generation sequencing for mutations, copy number alterations and translocations and adopt approapriate bio-informatical pipelines. Your translational interest will be challenged by integrating clinical- and immunological knowledge into the interpretation of your molecular findings.


VU university medical center (VUmc)


To complement our research team, we are looking for an independent post-doctoral research fellow that stands out in creativity and ambition and is eager to work within an international, multidisciplinary EU-project team. We are looking for a Post-doc who brings the following expertise:

  • University (PhD) education in (Bio)Medical and/or Life Sciences;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and proven scientific writing talent are a prerequisite for this position;
  • Both wet- and drylab skills are desirable;
  • You have affinity with (lymphoma) biology, immunology and a clinical translational interest;
  • You are a team player able to think outside the box.

Conditions of employment

Salary Scale 10: 2750 tot 4361 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

In addition we give a bonus of 8,3% of the year’s salary at the end of the year and 8% of the year’s salary as holiday bonus. VUmc employees can profit from a advantageous health care insurance and other benefits. For more information see our website.

For this EU-TRANSCAN/Dutch Cancer Society/KWF funded project, we offer a 3 years contract in a young and dynamic environment in health care, covering an active research group in translational lymphoma research, lymphoma genomics and data analysis.


VU University Medical Center (VUmc) Amsterdam is the university hospital affiliated with the VU University Amsterdam.


Your work environment
The Department of Pathology at the Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) of the Amsterdam UMC location VU University Medical Center (VUmc) is strategically placed and well equipped to conduct experiments necessary to investigate and implement molecular markers in clinical practice. Within an EU-funded, international research consortium, we aim to find new molecular diagnostic avenues in malignant T-cell lymphoma in order to provide patients with optimal, individualized medical care. This post-doctoral position is within the Tumor Genome Analysis Core laboratory, a dynamic research group in genomics that is supported by state-of-the-art data analysis and infrastructure for cancer research. Various fundamental- and translational genome research projects in the group are aimed to provide cancer patients with optimal, individualized medical care.

Additional information

Additional information
As of July 1st 2015, Dutch residents who will start working at VU University Medical Center will have to hand in a Certificate of Good Conduct/Behaviour, or a ‘Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag’ (VOG). You need to have an DigiD to be able to apply for a VOG.

Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Prof. dr. D. de Jong via telephone number +31 (0)20 444 978 or Prof. dr. B. Ylstra, via telephone number +31 (0)20 444 2495.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at 020-444 5635.

You can apply till 27 March 2019 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • Postdoc positions; Research, Development, Innovation; Technical, Laboratory positions
  • Natural Sciences; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week, temporary
  • €2750—€4361 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT D09.2019.00017BJ


VU university medical center (VUmc)

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Make sure to apply no later than 27 Mar 2019.