The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 24 research groups with a total of about 350 employees and guest researchers. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available for imaging and functional genomics. Moreover, several model organisms are present, including C. elegans, zebrafish and rodents. The institute is situated at the Utrecht Science Park. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht and has close connections with Utrecht University, e.g. in the graduate school Cancer, Stem cells & Developmental biology.

The group of Prof. Dr. Geert Kops currently has a vacancy for a

To work on cell division in health and disease 

  • full time (38 hours/week)
  • vacancynumber: HUBR-2018-22
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: Utrecht Science Park, De Uithof

Description of the project
We seek a motivated technician that can assist several cell biology projects on the molecular mechanisms of cell divison in human and mouse cells and organoids. The research focuses on chromosome segregation, and the mechanisms that keep this process operating at high fidelity in healthy cells as well as the defects that cause errors in chromosome segregation in cancers. We use tissue culture and 3D organoid cultures, and various biochemical and microscopy techniques to visualize cell division processes. The candidate is also expected to take on lab management tasks, including reagent ordering and general lab organization. Approximately 25% of the week will be spent on lab management.

The candidate has experience with standard molecular and cell culturing techniques, and has excellent organisational skills. The candidate has a HLO diploma and is proficienct in English. Strong social skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to work in a team are very important as the candidate will interact and collaborate with a several (international) group members.

1 year with an extension of 3 years after positive evaluation.

According to “CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten” (CAO-NU), depending on age and experience scale 7 excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.

For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Kops, or visit the website

Please send your application including curriculum vitae and contact details of two potential references, before October 5th, 2018 to, stating vacancy HUBR-2018-22 in the subject line.

Any acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated

Keywords: Vacancy, Research, Research Technician, Laboratoriumonderzoek, Laboratoriumtechniek, Technician, Labmanager, Life Science, Moleculaire Biologie, Celbiologie, Utrecht.