The AMC Research Institute develops long-term research programmes and monitors their quality. The Research Institute’s governing board is the AMC Research Council. It advises the Executive Board of AMC on research policy, provides support to researchers wishing to apply for research grants, and facilitates the organization of scientific debate within AMC. Lectures, seminar series and retreats on specific topics are also organized within each theme.
The scientific careers of talented researchers are stimulated by the ‘Principal Investigator’ system, which challenges them to take up leadership and develop their own lines of research. Currently, there are 227 Principal Investigators. They can all be found in the separate research theme sections under the heading Who is Who in AMC Research.
AMC Research Themes
In order to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, the AMC has selected seven themes in which it aspires to excel:
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Epidemiology and public health
- Gastrointestinal Diseases and metabolic disorders
- Infection and Immunity
- Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
- Reproduction and development
Each theme covers the whole spectrum from fundamental biomedical research, through translational and clinical research to the evaluation of innovations in actual clinical practice. The AMC is a dynamic organization and new initiatives for supra-departmental collaboration and clustering frequently come into view. Relevant nuclei of research collaboration are emerging in the fields of gynaecological oncology, hemato-oncology, and the fertility lab.
Together with their VUmc colleagues, the AMC collaborates in eight research institutes. These institutes bring together opinion leading academic research in the field of Health & Life Sciences developed in the Amsterdam Region:
- Amsterdam Neuroscience;
- Amsterdam Gastroenterology & Metabolism;
- Cancer Center Amsterdam;
- Amsterdam Reproduction & Development;
- Amsterdam Infection & Immunity;
- Amsterdam Public Health;
- Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences;
- Amsterdam Movement Sciences.
AMC Tenure Track
The AMC aims to belong to the top-10 university medical centres in Europe. Therefore, in 2011 the AMC tenure track programme for very talented researchers was launched and has become a component of research policy and personnel policy.
A tenure track candidate is expected to have an excellent track record including awarded prestigious personal grants. The candidate has to be ambitious and show the potential to advance to full professorship within eight years. Both internal and external candidates are eligible to apply. For more information see the full procedure.
Every year, one prestigious AMC fellowship is awarded to a very outstanding researcher. This fellowship consists of € 750,000 for the full term of five years (less for a shorter period, on a pro rata basis) and the possibility to join the AMC Tenure Track. Read more about the AMC Fellowship.