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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.

On this page you can find more information about Working or Applying to work at the NKI.

Group leaders

The NKI has approximately 55 group leaders. Each group leader has his/her own research program. At the NKI we have junior group leaders (assistant professors) and (senior) group leaders (associate or full professors). Some group leaders hold a chair at one of the Dutch universities. In principle we recruit one new (junior) group leader each year.


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.

Click here to read more about our vision on inclusiveness

Job opportunities

PHD/Postdoc Chromosome Biology

Informatiemanager met affiniteit voor data en research

Informatiemanager met affiniteit voor beeld en data

PHD-position Oncology-Related Communication Disorders

Postdoc - Tumor Biology and Immunology

Postdoc – Bioinformatics Translational Oncology

Senior Bioinformaticus with experience in tumor immunology

PhD Student Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

PHD – Nightingale Studie

Research Technician NKI Protein Facility and Proteins4Oncode

Clinical Scientist MRI fysica

Clinical bioinformatician

Experienced Scientist (BSc, MSc or PhD) Telomere and Genome Integrity

PhD Student Computational Biology

Postdoc - Health-related quality of life of sarcoma and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients

PhD-student Breast CAlcification Risk Evaluation Study (Breast-CARE)

Promovendus voor de ontwikkeling van een Kwaliteit van Leven Module

PHD-student /Arts-Onderzoeker op de afdeling Radiotherapie van het Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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