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Vacancy number: 2019/0219
Apply to: March 27 2019
Education: Bachelor, University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time percentage: 100%

You will contribute to the research performed in our group, investigating the molecular mechanisms through which R-spondin proteins mediate breast tumor development. Our research is aimed to provide a better understanding of R-spondin-driven breast cancer and directions for potential opportunities to improve breast cancer treatment. The offered position entails a variegated research approach, ranging from genetic gain-and-loss of function tools to functional 3D organoid studies and preclinical mouse studies. You will combine a broad range of molecular and cellular techniques, e.g. tumor tissue dissection, flow cytometry, RNA/protein expression analysis, 2D and 3D cell culture and confocal imaging.


This position is within the research group of Dr. Bakker, part of the laboratory of Dr. Derksen (, Dept. of Pathology. The laboratory is housed in the UMC Utrecht Stratenum Research building, in proximity to multidisciplinary laboratories with an overarching interest in molecular cancer research.


You hold a HLO or University degree in Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences or related field, and have the ambition to contribute to academic science as a technician. You are familiar with basic molecular, cellular and biochemical assays and have a proactive, flexible and dedicated work mentality. A permit for in vivo work (Art. 9/12/13) is a pre, but not obligatory.

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 3.099,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 1 year.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.Bakker, Assistant Professor, phone number: +31 (0)88 75 569 43, e‑mail adress:

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