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PhD candidate Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine

We are offering a position at the Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine (CEMM) in collaboration with the Laboratory for Experimental Oncology (LEXOR) at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam. Recent work from our group has ...

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Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
€ 2279 - € 2919 per maand


We are offering a position at the Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine (CEMM) in collaboration with the Laboratory for Experimental Oncology (LEXOR) at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam. Recent work from our group has identified a transcription factor that is down-regulated in pancreatic cancer which correlates with poor survival. This project aims to employ the identified transcription factor as a model system to identify and validate gene expression signatures driving pancreatic cancer growth. Ultimately, this should lead to a full characterization of the transcription factor in pancreatic cancer leading to potential novel treatment strategies for this dismal disease.

The PhD student will have access to an unique set of models and archived material that will allow cutting-edge experimental work. This will include the analysis of patient material, in vitro and in vivo tumor experiments, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, molecular biological techniques and protein analysis.


For this position, the candidate should hold a Master’s degree in biology, medical biology, or a related field. We are seeking a team player with a can-do mentality, ambition, a keen research interest and a proficiency in written and spoken English. The candidate preferably has experience with molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing and experimental animal models.


Working at the AMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one’s talents and skills is encouraged.

As a PhD student, you have access to the broad program of doctorate level courses offered by the AMC Graduate School, which aims to promote and support excellence in the doctorate level training of PhD candidates as highly qualified future professionals in an international environment.

We offer a salary in line with the Collective Labor Agreement for University Medical Centers in the Netherlands (CAO UMC) with a range of added fringe benefits, such as an annual bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance, collective discounted rates for a number of insurances, an attractive bicycle scheme and/or public transport allowance, and free parking. You will be employed by the AMC Medical Research BV.

The fulltime (36 hours/week) gross monthly salary ranges from €2.279,- in the first year to €2.919,- in the fourth year. On top of your salary you safe money monthly for a ‘Personal Budget’ that can be used for education or career development purposes.

Additional information

Voornaam : Arnold

Achternaam : Spek

Functie : Principal investigator

Telefoonnummer : +31(0)20-5668750

E-mailadres : c.a.spek@amc.uva.nl

Voornaam : JanWillem

Achternaam : Duitman

Functie : Post-doctoral fellow

Telefoonnummer : +31(0)20-5666034

E-mailadres : j.w.duitman@amc.uva.nl


The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It’s not possible’ or ’It won’t work anyway’. That is the AMC mentality.

The Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine (CEMM) is part of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC). The AMC has a very strong track record in gastrointestinal research and offers a unique environment for ambitious PhD candidates to perform research in.

CEMM is a vibrant laboratory that hosts approximately 30 PhD students and post-docs with diverse backgrounds (biomedical, physics, bioinformatics). Research focuses, amongst others, on cancers of the digestive tract and has yielded numerous high-impact papers in recent years.

PhD candidates at the AMC are embedded in the Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam (OOA) and are offered a custom training- and guidance plan that aids in education, research, writing, and personal development.