Bioinformatician Translational Oncology

Bioinformatician Translational Oncology

Published Deadline Location
14 Jan 24 Feb Amsterdam

Job description

We are looking for a bioinformatician in the field of translational gastrointestinal oncology. There is an unmet clinical need to better stratify stage II and III colon cancer patients for treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT). DNA mutations affect tumor biology, disease prognosis and treatment response. We are collecting large cohorts of stage II and III colon cancer patients for extensive tumor-tissue DNA mutation profiling and post-surgical blood-derived circulating tumor DNA analysis, to improve patient stratification for ACT. Your tasks involve analysis of large genomics datasets by running existing and developing novel workflows; optimizing and standardizing data flows; interacting in a multidisciplinary  team at the interface of research and diagnostics.

This multidisciplinary project is lead by Remond Fijneman (NKI, Translational Gastrointestinal Oncology group; head Gerrit Meijer) in close collaboration with Geraldine Vink (UMCU and IKNL, clinical studies) and the company Personal Genome Diagnostics (Baltimore, USA).

Your profile

We are looking for a bioinformatician with experience in analyzing sequencing data and establishing workflows, who has the ability and motivation to facilitate and perform high quality translational research in a multidisciplinary setting.


The Netherlands Cancer Institute


  • An MSc or PhD degree in Bioinformatics;
  • Able to write bioinformatics workflows using Python and R;
  • A strong interest in biomedical research and translational oncology;
  • Committed, motivated, and enthusiastic to work in a multidisciplinary setting;
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

You will join a dynamic international research team, and will collaborate with scientists with expertise in different disciplines. Your temporary employment will initially be for a period of one year. Following satisfactory evaluation of the first year the contract will be extended up to four years. The gross salary per month will be in accordance with education and experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

Additional information

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Remond Fijneman.


Interested in applying? 

Applications can be submitted via the 'apply now' button which will refer you to an application form of NKI-ALV. The application should include your CV, a motivation letter, and the contact information of your references. 

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Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.


  • PhD
  • Natural sciences; Health; Engineering
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • AT Bioinformatician


The Netherlands Cancer Institute

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Make sure to apply no later than 24 Feb 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).