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Working at Merus provides you with opportunities to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success. You will have the chance to make an impact within the oncology field by helping to develop bispecific antibody therapies (Biclonics®) to fight cancer. Merus’ headquarters are located in the Netherlands, but we also have offices in the US and many collaborations around the world. As of 2016 we are listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and over the last 10 years we have taken several candidate drugs into clinical trials. For more information, please visit www.merus.nl.

When hiring new employees, we look for people who will fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company.

Role description

Are you passionate about discovering and characterizing lead bispecific antibodies for the treatment of cancer? 

The team:

The pre-clinical team is responsible for characterizing bispecific antibody lead candidates and uncovering their mechanisms of action. Joining Merus means joining our pursuit to develop advanced therapies that address unmet needs in cancer treatment.


The role:

As a scientist immunology, your main tasks and responsibilities are the following:  

  • Designing and executing of experimental plans to characterize immune-modulating bispecific antibodies, in vitro and in vivo
  • Developing and implementation of immunological cell-based functional assays;
  • Delivering results in a timely manner;
  • Recording and presenting findings;
  • Overseeing and contributing to multiple research projects simultaneously;
  • Collaborating closely with other research organizations and institutions;

Our offer:

We offer a competitive salary and flexible working hours. Our talented international team works in an inspiring area of Utrecht (Utrecht Science Park) in a brand new state-of-the-art facility. We also offer an excellent pension scheme, company bonus, and 30 days’ annual holiday based on a full-time position. We care about team spirit and organize several company events each year.


We are looking for a immunology scientist with expertise in T cell immunology, with the following knowledge and competencies: 

  • You hold a PhD in immunology or a related field;
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ postdoctoral experience;
  • You have broad experience with immunological and cell-based assays, especially T cell-based assays;
  • You have effective communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • You are a highly collaborative scientist who works well in teams;
  • You are also capable of working independently, taking your responsibilities;
  • You are focused on quality and solution-driven.
  • You integrate experimental findings into new experimental proposals, using your judgmental skillset.


Apply directly via the 'Apply' button or for more information about the application procedure, please contact Merus Recruitment via telephone number +31(0)30 – 253 8800.

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Merus N.V.

Listed by: Merus N.V.
Listed on: 19-04-2019
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Utrecht
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 0 - 2 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Bachelor
Language: English
Sector: Biotechnology
Specialisation: Laboratory

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