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Cell Biological Technician

Will you become our fellow Cell Biology Technician?
Cell Biological Technician
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  • Hours: 18 uur per week
  • Division: Women and Children's Centre
  • Contract type: fixed-term
  • Salary: € 2.422 - € 3.280
  • React until: 2 November 2021
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About your role

Within our research in the field of stem cells and how they can be used to develop new therapies for neurological disorders, we are looking for a fellow cell biological technician.

The main work of the cell biological technician will be to conduct studies aimed at culturing different populations of brain cells suitable for the study of brain disorders. Using pluripotent stem cell (PSC) technology, by bringing human somatic cells to a pluripotent state, and differentiation into neural cell types, we will set up new culture methods to generate functional nerve cells. 

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The project

The EMMA Children's Hospital, in cooperation with the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, is conducting world-leading research on stem cells and how they can be used to develop new therapies for neurological diseases.

About you
  • You have completed the HLO-B training, possibly supplemented by a master's degree;
  • You are skilled in cell culture, preferably already experienced with human pluripotent stem cells and have experience with molecular biological and immunocytochemical techniques.
  • In addition, our vacancy for a Cell Biological Analyst requires that you think along with our research group, you have a good ability to adapt to changes and changes in your work. Furthermore, you have good communication skills and you communicate easily with different departments. You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team.

Our offer
  • A contract for 12 months (possible extension, subject to funding).
  • In addition to a good basic salary, you will receive, among other things, 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% holiday allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which we pay 70% of the premium.
  • Reimbursement of 75% of your public transport costs. Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organise fun (sports) activities and events.
About your workplace

The Stem Cell lab focuses on understanding human neuron-glia interactions and glial contributions to neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. Current projects involve generation and analysis of iPSCs from patients with the neurodevelopmental disorders Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Schizophrenia, and the leukodystrophies 4H leukodystrophy and adrenoleukodystrophy.  Our goal is to identify and describe glial defects in neurodevelopmental disorders, and to perform proof-of-concept studies for glial-targeted therapy strategies using advanced stem cell technologies.

What to expect
A job in our beautiful capital
Working for the most preferred employer in healthcare (intermediair 2021)
All colleagues have the same goal: contributing to tomorrow's care
We care not only for our patients, but also for you
Cooperation is characterised by mutual trust and interest in one another
We are constantly innovating, so you must be able to deal with change
Parking is limited at location VUmc, but by public transport you can get to the door
A full agenda, because our staff association organises many fun activities
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Do you have any questions? For more information, please contact Vivi Heine, senior lecturer via

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment Advisor, via 06-21603178 or

A reference check, screening and appointment test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether this also applies to you. If you will be working for us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Behaviour). 

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.