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    Full-time Position
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    Research & Science
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    • Date Posted
      October 21,2021
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    Technician - Molecular Biology

    The team:

    The Early Discovery and Protein Engineering teams at Merus are looking for an exceptional molecular biology technician to help them generate antibody panels and engineer antigens and antibodies. These cross-functional teams are key players in the discovery of groundbreaking new medicines. As a team member you will be part of an international organization where everything you do contributes to our company’s mission: closing in on cancer.

    The role:

    As a molecular biology technician, your main tasks and responsibilities will be the following:

    • Constructing DNA expression vectors for proteins and antibodies;
    • Expressing recombinant proteins;
    • Producing and purifying (mono/bispecific) antibody panels;
    • Validating protein antigens using ELISA, FACS and a range of biophysical assays;
    • Characterizing antibody panels for specificity and affinity using ELISA, FACS, SPR and other analyses;
    • Developing research protocols;
    • Documenting laboratory experiments.

    Your profile:

    We are looking for a molecular biology technician with the following knowledge and expertise:

    • You have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree;
    • You have at least 3 years of work experience;
    • You have expertise in molecular biology;
    • You have experience with cell culture and flow cytometry;
    • You have experience in analyzing and presenting data;
    • You are driven by quality and output;
    • You are motivated by working in teams;
    • You have excellent written and oral presentation skills in English.

    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 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.

    Merus is closing in on cancer:

    When hiring new employees, we look for people who will fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company. 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 antibody therapies that address unmet needs in patients with various types of cancer. We use our proprietary technology platforms to develop innovative multispecific antibodies known as Multiclonics®: full-length human IgG bispecific (Biclonics®) and trispecific (Triclonics®) antibodies that bind to multiple targets. Multiclonics® have features that specifically target the complex mechanisms that drive cancer. Over the last 10 years, we have taken several candidate drugs into clinical trials. Our most advanced cancer drug candidate is zenocutuzumab (Zeno), a Biclonics® antibody that targets HER2 and HER3, and that appears to be particularly effective in cancers driven by a rare gene fusion known as a neuregulin 1 (NRG1) fusion. In a phase 1/2 clinical study in cancer patients with solid tumors harboring such NRG1 fusions – including lung, pancreatic and other types of solid tumors – Zeno has shown encouraging early clinical activity. For more information, please visit

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