Welcome to VU University Medical Center (VUmc) – “Top of the bill in translational human health and life sciences.”

VUmc is a university medical center, closely associated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). Our core objectives are to deliver patient care in close association with scientific research, academic teaching and postgraduate training.

The research of VUmc is dedicated to five focus areas: cancer & immunology, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease, public health, primary care & long-term care and movement sciences. Our research is part of the VU campus Human Health & Life Sciences theme, and organized in five multidisciplinary research institutes:

Our five major research themes have their own research institute:

VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam – research theme Oncology
Amsterdam Neuroscience – research theme Neurosciences;
Institute for Cardiovascular Research – research theme Cardiovascular disease;
MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam – Movement Sciences;
Amsterdam Public Health – Public Health.

Job opportunities within VUmc:

All research positions in which the research is embedded in VUmc will be posted on our website, please visit: all our open research positions.

We actively recruit for all different kind of research positions such as PhD positions, junior-/medior-/senior research positions, PostDocs, (associate) professors and research assistants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail ( or by phone (+31(0)20 – 444 5635).