Vacancies 89761-Tenure-track-position-as-Assistant-professor-in-T-cell-Immunology
  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • Temporary position for 3-4 years
  • Date of publication: 13 November 2020
  • Deadline: 1 January 2021
  • Scale 11: min € 3922 - max € 5383 gross per month at full employment (excl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
  • First interview scheduled: February 2021
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Job description

A creative and independent researcher/junior group leader able to embed yourself in the Department of Tumor Immunology. You will collaborate on and actively seek out cross-disciplinary projects within the department and the larger Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). You will complement the existing research lines of PIs within the department, and open up a new synergistic direction within the department.

Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to: Role of T cells in cancer immunobiology and the tumor microenvironment in particular, development of novel therapeutic T cell mediated interventions exploiting chemical- Immunology approaches (ICI). Candidates with a broad interest in tumor microenvironment and  molecular mechanisms exploited by immune cells are also encouraged to apply. Ideally, you have a background in fundamental and molecular immunology as well as omics based techniques, extensive experience with T cells both in murine model systems as well as in a human setting, to strengthen the departments profile on tumor immunology research.


  • You are an enthousiastic and ambitious scientist, hold a PhD in Immunology or related discipline and have the skills required to conduct research in the field of tumor immunology and initiate a novel, internationally recognised research line within RIMLS.
  • You are an enthusiastic lecturer willing to participate in the educational programmes of the Radboudumc.
  • You are able to acquire external funding for your research.
  • You are interested in the industrial or societal application of your research and willing to participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature.
  • You have 3 to 4 years of experience after your PhD.


The department of Tumor Immunology embedded within the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). Research within our department aims at a better understanding of our immune system in the fight against cancer, using molecular-, cell biological- and immunological- techniques. Research is centered around antigen presenting dendritic cells which play an important role in regulating the immune response. An important activity of the department is the translation of basic research into clinical application and back. Next to understanding immune cells present in the tumor microenvironment, we develop novel vaccines and chemical immunology nanomedicines to treat cancer patients.

The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences in the Netherlands is a leading European research center providing an outstanding research setting for the Radboud University Medical Center. The RIMLS focuses on basic science and its translation into pioneering treatments in the clinic. RIMLS innovations are advanced through technology platforms such as genomics, proteomics, and molecular imaging.

Radboudumc in Nijmegen strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

The position is available for a period of 3-4 years. After a positive evaluation, you may be offered a permanent contract.

Your application should include the following attachments:
  • A motivation Letter.
  • Your curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
  • A selection of three of your most significant publications with brief motivation for this selection (please do not attach the original manuscript).
  • A research statement including a description of how your research program will add novel aspects to- and align with the research program of the department of Tumor Immunology (maximum 4 pages).
  • The names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three potential references.
All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Carl Figdor, Professor of Immunology, or Prof. Jolanda de Vries, head of the department. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 1 January 2021.
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