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Postdoc – Translational Oncology / Molecular Pathology

Your function within the department

You will become part of an enthusiastic team of very dedicated clinicians and researchers. We are embedded in a stimulating department with a mix of fundamental and clinical scientists in an institute with excellent supporting facilities. Our group focuses on improving breast cancer treatment and translating basic research findings to the clinic. The ultimate goal is precision medicine: The right therapy for the right patient, thereby reducing unwanted side effects and improving outcome. 

Your tasks will be:

  • supervising PhD-students interpreting the analyses of multicenter (randomized) biomarker trials, and publishing the results;
  • writing new grant applications. Additionally, setting up own projects and pursuing interesting findings will be appreciated.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoc with a background in either medicine, medical sciences, molecular biology, biostatistics or related fields. The candidate should have a great interest in translational research, focusing on the development of diagnostic tests. Experience with high-throughput data analysis in biology and knowledge of basic (cancer) biology, coordinating clinical trials and/ or statistics is appreciated. The ideal candidate is proficient in R or SPSS. Excellent communication skills, team spirit and a capacity to work independently are essential. All data analyses will be intensively discussed with co-investigators including clinicians. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

You will be part of the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), a world-class cancer research institute with many international employees and the excellent Antoni van Leeuwenhoek cancer hospital. We provide an open, interactive and stimulating environment with access to top-notch facilities and with many opportunities to interact with colleagues at social events, attend high-quality seminars and perform translational research.

The Postdoc will be employed by the research group of Prof. Sabine Linn. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the intention to extend to 4 years in total. The gross salary per month will range from € 3.375,- to € 4.111,- according to FWG-function group 55 and depends on previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).


Your application letter, resume and contact information of 2 references can be attached to the application form (link) on our website The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled. 

Want more information?
For further information about the position, please contact Mark Opdam (, Division of Molecular Pathology.