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Research technician Development of a personalized therapy platform for breast cancer and mesothelioma

Your function within the department

In oncology, numerous therapies have been developed to improve patient outcome and to cure the patient. However, as every tumor is different, not all patients respond to treatment. Therefore, personalized therapy selection would have direct impact on the treatment response, matching the right therapy to the individual patient.
In this project, tumor samples from patients with breast cancer or mesothelioma, will be studied for drug response. Cells are isolated from the tumor and exposed to a wide range of different treatments, being cultured on a highly innovative 3D printed culturing device. By coupling these data to the patient’s drug response, we aim to identify whether this approach would be suitable to personalize treatment for these patients, enhancing treatment success and improving patient outcome.

Your profile

We are seeking a highly motivated research technician, with experience in tissue culture analyses and cell viability assays. The candidate is capable to work accurately and precisely, taking own responsibility and showing initiative, while working in a team. The candidate is expected to closely collaborate in an international team of scientists and clinicians. Having a passion for translational research and patient-focussed research is important for the position. The candidate should be flexible, capable to develop and optimize protocols and willing to travel. Fluency in spoken and written English as well as Dutch is a strong requirement.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

The technician will be employed for a period of minimally 2 years. The gross salary per month will be from € 2144,- to € 3072,-  according to FWG 45 depending on education and previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).


Your application letter and resume can be attached to the application form on our website
Please contact Prof. Dr. Wilbert Zwart ( or Prof. Dr. Paul Baas (