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Working at the NKI

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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 one hundred and fifty scientists. The atmosphere is very international, with fifty percent of postdocs originating from around thirty different countries, in addition to the Dutch contingent. 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.

Job opportunities

PhD Student - Project Patents and Pricing

Postdoc Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology

PhD Student – Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology

PhD student Computational Biology

Postdoc Transcription factors in the 3D genome

Senior Postdoc position for MR medical physics and/or biomedical computing

Postdocs - Chromatin Genomics

Postdoc - The role of AR in stromal regulation of prostate cancer

Technicians cancer drug and immune responses (2)

PhD Student - Targeting phenotype switching as melanoma therapy

Post-doc Imaging-fysica bij de afdeling Radiotherapie

Promovendus nazorg bij Prostaatkanker

Programmeur Navigatiechirurgie

PhD-student – Quantitative imaging at the MR-linac

Analist Moleculaire Biologie

Technician Computational Biology

Postdoc/PhD student: Computational biology/Functional genomics in prostate cancer

Promovendus Nucleaire Geneeskunde – Cherenkov beeldvorming in prostaat kanker

PhD student Biostatistics

Master Student Biology/ Biomedics/ Biotechnology

Promovendus Cognitieve revalidatie bij werkende kankerpatiënten

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