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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 01,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    Research Technician / Clinical trial Assistant

    About the role

    • You will participate in performing a variety of biomarker protein assays within these studies.
    • You will use the most innovative and sensitive technologies for these biomarker protein measurements, such as Single Molecule Analysis and Ella systems.
    • Moreover, you will play a central role as clinical trial assistant and coordinate activites with the project manager, investigators, sponsor and clients.
    • You will participate in the coordination of the various projects from start to end, for example the logistics between the centers involved and the laboratory, manage budget proposals, data transfer, and develop/write research-specific documents (labmanuals, assay validation reports, and medical ethical request reports for approval of human material use).
    • In addition, you will use the most innovative and sensitive technologies for these biomarker protein measurements, such as Single Molecule Analysis and Ella systems.


    We search for a researcher with the following characteristics:

    • HLO or MSc in protein analytics, biochemistry, life sciences or related fields
    • Practical experience with immunological and other lab determinations.
    • Experience with project management is a plus.
    • Independent
    • Team-player
    • Flexible in working hours and task switching
    • Very good communication skills in English, both verbal and writing

    Our offer

    We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development, in all respects, is encouraged. The culture is open and collaboration generally low key. Moreover, we strive for equal opportunities for everyone. This means that there is room for everyone's culture, origin, ideas and creativity.

    • We offer a contract for 12 months with the intention to extend.
    • In addition to a good base salary, you will receive an 8.3% year-end bonus and an 8% vacation allowance Bereken hier jouw netto salaris.
    • 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 fietsregeling.
    • An active staff association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organize fun (sports) activities and events.

    For more information about our terms of employment, please visit our website onze website.

    A reference check may be part of the selection procedure. In addition, applying for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct) is mandatory for every new employee. The application for a VOG is started by VUmc as soon as the new employee has been appointed.

    About the project

    The Neurochemistry Lab of the Department of Clinical Chemistry is taking part in several clinical trial studies. These studies investigate the effect of innovative therapeutic drugs for neurological diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease) and ideally to slow down or prevent cognitive complaints.

    The mission of the Neurochemistry Laboratory at Amstedam UMC, location VUmc, is to improve patient care in neurological disorders by developing biomarkers in body fluids.

    • A first focus area is the early diagnosis of dementia, for which there is close collaboration with the Alzheimer Center.
    • A second focus area is Multiple Sclerosis, for which there is collaboration with the MS Center Amsterdam.
    • We also work with diagnostic companies to make the new tests widely available.

    About the workplace

    The Neurochemistry Laboratory has strong expertise in the identification of new biomarkers and the development of new biomarkers until implementation. In some cases, the production of highly pure recombinant proteins is crucial for the development of biomarkers tests. We want to implement novel protein production methodologies for several proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases.The research group consists of 30 employees, including 11 PhD students, 5 postdocs and 10 research analysts.

    Amsterdam UMC, Locatie VUmc - Neurochemisch laboratorium

    Let's meet

    The first round of interviews is scheduled for the last week of January. Please take this into account. During the publication period, invitation to this first round is already possible.

    For more information please contact Marleen Koel-Simmelink via of via +31 20-44-40301/42660

    For more information about the application process, please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment adviser, via of via +31 6 21603178.

    A reference check, screening and an appointment test can be part of the procedure. Find out if this applies to you here. If you come to work for us, we will ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

    Internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates in case of equal suitability.

    Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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