Vacancies at WMDA

WMDA is an active and unique association. WMDA envisions to find the best suitable stem cell source by connecting healthcare professionals worldwide, supporting their career development, harmonising education and promoting the interests of volunteer donors in the global arena. WMDA is governed by a board and its committees, which are supported by the executive WMDA office located in Leiden. An international team of 11 staff members works in a dynamic, results-driven and open environment and takes pride in serving the association in an efficient manner.

Take up the challenge with passion

We promote global collaboration and the sharing of best practices for our members (for example doctors, researchers, donor recruiters) and also stimulate ourselves, and you, to do the same. You will be challenged, trusted, be responsible and appreciated in our informal organisation. We will learn from you and you will learn from us.  

What we are doing

  • We ensure that search coordinators and transplant centres are able to find the best suitable stem cell source in our global database.
  • We organise educational opportunities for staff members working in registries, transplant centres, donor centres and cord blood banks (congresses, online training programmes).
  • We offer a software application that ensures good reporting of serious adverse events and reactions in relation of stem cell donation.
  • We maintain an international accreditation programme for organisations that facilitate international searches.

What we offer

The opportunity to work with people from all over the world, from participating member organisations, in project groups, being involved in the complete development process of software solutions and international projects. An office at 5 minutes walking distance of Leiden Central station. A lot of opportunity for growth, own initiative and fun in a growing organisation. Team membership of a small internal core team in the Netherlands (9 FTE) lots of interesting challenges to research and work on 

At the moment, we have a temporarily administrative position. You can read the details here.

You can send your CV to and request for short-term positions and projects.

We only hire staff with an EU-work permit.