Junior Analist Stem Cell Technology Center and cell culture facility

Junior Analist Stem Cell Technology Center and cell culture facility

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21 May 6 Jun Nijmegen

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Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague for the position of junior technician for the Stem Cell Technology Center (SCTC) and the cell culture facility, within the Genome Research section of the Genetics department. Do you want to join our team?

In this position you will work four days in the SCTC, with four technicians and a senior scientist, and one day in the cell culture facility, together with other two technicians. Among the tasks of the SCTC and the cell culture facility there are somatic cell reprogramming into iPSCs, iPSC differentiation into several cell types and genome editing by Crispr/Cas9, primary cell culture and EBV-immortalization of lymphoblasts.

In the SCTC pluripotent stem cells are made from different types of somatic cells of persons with hereditary diseases. Subsequently, these stem cells are characterized on their 'stemness' with quantitative RT-PCR and immunocytochemistry. This work is performed for studies of colleagues from various departments. Sometimes the stem cells will be differentiated to specialized cell types, such as retinal cells or neuronal cells, and these cells will also be characterized and analysed. The Cell culture facility is responsible for obtaining cell lines from different human tissues, blood and skin biopsies, for the registration and receipt of biological material, and for managing the storage of the cell lines of the department.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Works independently according to established cell culture protocols and regulations.
  • Determines the method, progress and results of the analyses.
  • Contribution to optimization and innovation of the technology centre.
  • Works regularly on weekends.
  • Signs and remedies equipment failures.


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


We are looking for someone who recently graduated in a relevant higher professional education, for example life sciences. You have at least 5 months experience with growing eukaryotic cells. Additionally, you have knowledge of immunochemical determinations, cloning techniques and qRT-PCR: from primer design to data analysis.

You work very accurately and have a well developed analytical thinking ability. You also show initiative in the execution of activities, you are customer-oriented, flexible and stress resistant. In addition you possess the profile below:
  • Can work independently and in a team.
  • Good sense of responsibility.
  • Ensures an active contribution to quality.
  • Recognize yourself in the Radboudumc core values: being involved, excelling and cooperating.
  • Good command of the English language in word and writing.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

At Radboud university medical center, you build on your future. We are committed to providing the best care, education, and research. And we are true to our word, because we help you develop and seize opportunities and give you the room to grow. As an employer, we believe that employees should feel vital and happy at work in all stages of life. We are also committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment. Our employment conditions contribute to that. What we offer:
  • A gross monthly salary of between € 2.932 and € 3.923 (scale 7) for full-time employment (36 hours per week). You will also receive an 8% vacation allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and, depending on the position, an allowance of 47% to 72% for working irregular hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities to develop yourself. For example, you can follow various courses via our online learning environment. A lot of attention will also be paid to your wellbeing and vitality. For instance, you can take advantage of:
    • a 40% discount on gym membership at the Radboud Sports Center.
    • the Company Support Team and a personal coach if you experience a life-changing event.
    • a financially favorable option to work less through a generation scheme if you are approaching state retirement age.
    • support with achieving a good work-life balance at every stage of your life. This includes advice and training (from ‘Millennial Dilemmas’ to ‘Your Career After 57’), activities at our own mindfulness center, and informal caregiving consultations if you have any questions about combining your work and caregiving tasks at home.
  • 168 vacation hours per year based on a 36-hour working week. Want more vacation? You can buy additional vacation hours with your end-of-year bonus.
  • 26 weeks of parental leave, of which 9 weeks are paid.
  • Extra-favorable leave conditions. For example, our short-term caregiving leave is not 2 but 4 weeks per year and even 12 weeks per year for partner and child.
  • Pension accrual with the ABP Pension Fund. Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension contribution.
  • Discount on the supplementary packages of two collective health insurance policies and on ten other types of insurance, from home insurance to legal assistance.
  • A travel allowance via our Employment Conditions Selection Model and a working-from-home allowance of € 2,35 per day.



The department of Human Genetics has an organizational structure within which three sections fall: the section Clinical Genetics (patient care), the section Genome Diagnostics (genetic laboratory diagnostics) and the Genome Research section (scientific research). There is close collaboration between the three sections and this results in a leading department with a constant drive to innovation and improvement of diagnostics and genetic care.

The Stem Cell Technology Center (SCTC) is a 10 year-old facility within the department of Human Genetics in which stem cells are made from different types of somatic cells. The SCTC supports the scientific research of the department of Human Genetics and others, located within and outside the Radboudumc. The cell culture facility supports the diagnostics and the research of the department of Human Genetics and other departments within and outside the Radboudumc.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on health and healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.


  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2932—€3923 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 193235-P1521979-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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