Research Technician Histopathology at NKI, Netherlands 2022

Research Technician Histopathology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 2022

Qualification Details

We are looking for a colleague, who is preferably available immediately or in the short term, and who has the following characteristics: You have a relevant education as a research technician and/or relevant work experience in the field of histology;

  •  You can cut tissue sections well and smoothly and have no objection to routine work;
  •  You like to work independently and can also function and communicate well within a team;
  •  You work reliably and colleagues can count on you to contribute effectively to the team effort.
If this challenge appeals to you and if you want to support researchers in finding major breakthroughs in cancer treatment, we would like to invite you to apply for this position. Have you just graduated or are you about to, you are also very welcome to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Experimental Animal Pathology facility and Core Facility Molecular Pathology & Biobanking of the Netherlands Cancer Institute are recruiting a Research Technician Histopathology for 36 hours per week.The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital is a comprehensive cancer center, in which cancer patients are treated and scientific research is performed within the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) to better understand cancer and continuously improve innovative methods of personalized treatment. Research at the NKI ranks amongst the best in the world and both core facilities make key contributions to the Institute and facilitate researchers in producing high impact publications.The Experimental Animal Pathology Services facility has an excellently equipped histology laboratory where researchers from the NKI, but also from outside the Institute, can have tissues from laboratory animals processed to stained sections for microscopic evaluation, and where, in addition to standard H&E and special histochemical stains, also a lot of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is requested by researchers for characterization of lesions within research questions and for animal health diagnostics.The Core Facility Molecular Pathology & Biobanking (CFMPB) also has a fully equipped histo/immuno and molecular lab where they , coordinate, assist and facilitate all research involving patient samples (such as blood, FFPE tissue and FF biopsies, DNA, and RNA) to ensure that these are used properly and efficiently, especially in case of scarce and valuable samples. The facility also provides professional expertise and support regarding medical-ethical and legal issues.Both facilities have been operating successfully for many years and are highly valued by researchers, and due to the longstanding close collaboration between both high impact (translational) research is facilitated. The culture at the NKI/AvL is open, informal and positive, and we are currently recruiting a new colleague to strengthen our shared histology team. Job description Both facilities have teams of enthusiastic technicians, which closely collaborate in the lab and with the (animal) pathologists and researchers, who utilize the facilities.As a histopathology technician, you and your colleagues take care of the trimming and embedding of tissues in paraffin, cutting of sections from FFPE tissue blocks, and you perform a wide array of tissue stains, including immunohistochemistry. Within this range of tasks you will be deployed in a flexible manner in consultation with your team mates. The work consists not only of fixed and recurring tasks, but also includes development and optimization of new stains and contributing to innovations, such as AI approaches for image analysis.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

Note or Other details

The contract will initially be for 1 year with the prospect of permanent employment. The terms of employment will be in accordance with FWG 45, CAO hospitals. Depending on your work experience, the gross salary per month can range from € 2.554,- and € 3.468,- based on a 36-hour working week.In addition, holiday pay and a fixed end-of-year bonus are part of the secondary conditions (both 8.33%) and as compensation for travel costs there is a fee of € 0.19 per kilometer.As an employee of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital you can park for free. Our employees are encouraged, however, to leave their cars at home, and an interesting bicycle arrangement and/or discount on a business card from the Dutch railways is offered. As an employer, we contribute 50% to your pension with ‘Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn’ and we offer a group discount for the health insurers ‘IZZ’ and ‘Zilveren Kruis’, and there is disability insurance. Interested? We would like to receive your resume and motivation letter via the application button on our website. If you have questions about the vacancy, please contact our coordinating technician Lex de Vrije, who is happy to answer them.

Contact Details

You can contact us via 020 512 2010 / l.d.vrij@nki.nl. Questions about the application procedure can be directed to our Recruiter (contact details).