The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 22 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 Dr. Kerstin Bartscherer currently has a vacancy for a

to work on Mechanisms of tissue regeneration

  • full time (38 hours/week)
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht Science Park, De Uithof

Description of the project
The regeneration of lost body parts is one of the most fascinating processes in nature. We use planarian flatworms and African spiny mice to understand the mechanisms of successful regeneration. The technician will use molecular and cell biology techniques to work on projects in the field of tissue regeneration.

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled technician with an HLO background and experience with molecular and cell biology methods. The working language in our international team is English, the candidate should therefore have excellent English communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. Experience with general lab management tasks is advantageous.

Initially one year with a potential extension. 

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 Dr. K. Bartscherer, or visit the

Please send your application including curriculum vitae and contact details of two potential references, before May 20th, 2019 to, stating vacancy HUBR-2019-02 in the subject line.

Any acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

Keywords: Vacancy, Research, Technician, Analist, HLO, Laboratoriumonderzoek, Laboratoriumtechniek, Life Sciences, Moleculaire biologie, celbiologie. fulltime, Utrecht