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Find out more about working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Throughout the year we have vacancies for group leaders, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students and technicians. Also, for masters students and student technicians we offer rotation projects. Below we have listed the current vacancies. If you are interested in a position at our institute, please contact one of our group leaders.

We offer a stimulating and interactive research environment, state of the art facilities, a competitive salary (including possibilities for additional tax-reduction for non-Dutch employees) and housing facilities in the vicinity of the Institute. Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have no teaching obligations.

On the  Education page you can see which vacancies are currently available for Ph.D. students and postdocs.


The NKI has a sizeable postdoc community of approximately 180 scientist. It is a highly international community with fifty percent of postdocs hailing from 28 various nations, besides the Netherlands. To support this diverse community, an active postdoc committee, postdocs@NKI, was started in 2011.

Click here to read more about out aims and activities.


New vacancy: Junior Group Leader

We are looking for a Junior Group Leader in Mouse Cancer Modeling. Click here for more information.

Job opportunities

Vacancy PhD Student Biomarker discovery for prostate cancer treatment response

Vacancy Postdoc In vivo cancer drug target discovery screens exploiting T-cell immunity

Vacancy Postdoc Developing improved immunotherapy for melanoma using advanced antibodies

Vacancy Postdoc in Peeper Lab; Function-based unbiased discovery of clinically exploitable metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells

Vacature Postdoc Fysicus Brachy- en Ablatieve Therapieën

Vacature Klinisch Fysicus Radiotherapie in opleiding

Vacancies for new project image-guided oncology research program (Senior postdoc, postdoc and software developer)

Vacancy Postdoc Computational Cancer Biology

Vacancy Researcher for studying exceptional cancer therapy responses (Peeper Lab)

Vacature Biostatistician/Bioinformatician for a PhD position

Vacancy Postdoc Molecular Biology

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