Biotechnician – 32/38 hours per week – Utrecht

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Are you passionate about cancer research? The Kops group at the Hubrecht Institute is on the lookout for a talented technician to join the team in groundbreaking cancer research projects using mouse models.

We are a dynamic research group at the forefront of cancer research, specializing in the study of cancer in the intestinal tract. The Kops lab, known for its innovative approaches and cutting-edge techniques, is part of the Hubrecht Institute-a hub of scientific excellence. The KWF partly funds our research.

As a motivated technician, you will manage and support in vivo experiments, and maintain our mouse colony. As a vital member of our team, you will be involved in diverse techniques ranging from colonoscopy imaging sessions to organoid injections in mice, trying to understand the role of chromosomal instability in tumorigenesis. You will be working as a close team with experienced technicians, PhD students, and/or Postdoctoral researchers.

Completed training as zoological analyst/biotechnician/biotechnicus at Dutch MBO or HBO level or equivalent, and license of certification as biotechnician (art.13f2 or former art.12 (Wet op Dierproeven) or equivalent is required.

A background in animal handling and maintaining an animal colony is a pre. As you will interact and closely collaborate with several (international) group members, proficiency in English and strong social skills are essential.

Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is  € 2.693,- and the maximum salary is € 3.636,- gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 7 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment).

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

For more information or questions please contact Prof. dr. G. Kops at or take a look at


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Research group

Kops group

Start date



Utrecht Science Park


Part time