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IT Business Analyst

Utrecht, Netherlands
We are on the lookout for an experienced IT Business Analyst, who represents the needs of the business stakeholders and acts as the liaison between business and IT.

You will be working in an international cross-functional team and help build a strong IT function within Merus that supports the entirety of the Merus business from early discovery and research through to clinical development, commercialization and all general and administrative functions. Joining Merus means joining our pursuit to develop advanced therapies that address unmet needs in cancer treatment. The successful candidate will be based in Utrecht, the Netherlands and reports into the Senior Business IT Manager.

Your role:

The role of IT Business Analyst is a pivotal role in optimizing business performance through technology application. Furthermore you will:
  • analyze and evaluate existing business processes, systems, and workflows to identify improvement opportunities;
  • create and maintain detailed documentation, including process flows, use cases, and requirement traceability matrices;
  • translate business requirements into technical specifications and functional documentation to support subsequent activities to identify a solution (e.g. RFP);
  • perform requirements management: analyze, define, prioritize and validate business and solution requirements;
  • ensure IT solutions meet business needs and requirements by establishing acceptance criteria, develop test scripts and perform user acceptance testing as needed;
  • assist in the realization of changes to IT applications ensuring they are correctly defined and implemented;
  • lead request assessments and business project initiation process;
  • assist  in the execution of IT application projects;
  • author, review, update documentation within the context of business application projects and changes (e.g. user requirements specifications, test scripts, project charters).

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Our candidate meets the following criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience with business analysis associated with requests for new IT systems or proposed changes to existing solutions, preferably in the area of pharma/biotech
  • Understanding that collaboration and communication between end-user, vendor, and IT is essential for success and makes a visible and active contribution to achieve this
  • A pro-active attitude, inquisitive mindset and an eye for detail without losing the bigger picture

Our offer:

We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the biotech industry. As part of Merus, you’ll experience a steep learning curve from your very first day in the job. And you’ll get to interact with a great international team of people who love what they do! To top it all, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, an excellent pension scheme, a company bonus and 30 days’ annual leave (based on a full-time position). Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to help us close in on cancer – everything you do matters at Merus.

About Merus

Merus is developing best-in-class therapeutics to treat and potentially cure cancer patients. Our most advanced development programs use the Biclonics® format. Biclonics® are capable of simultaneously attacking tumors in multiple ways. For example by activating the immune system to kill tumor cells and directly inhibiting tumor cell growth and survival pathways.

Working at Merus offers opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success. You have the chance to make an impact within the oncology field by being part of the development of bispecific antibody therapies (Biclonics®) to help fight cancer. Merus’ Head Quarters are located in The Netherlands, with offices in the US and collaborators around the world. As of 2016 we are listed on NASDAQ and over a period of 10 years we have several candidate drugs in clinical trials. For more information, please visit

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