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Senior Technician Cell-Based Assays

Utrecht, Netherlands
We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Technician passionate about making a significant impact.

Join our dynamic Preclinical Research team at Merus, a hub of innovation in the field of cancer treatment.  Within our research department, we pioneer the development of innovative bispecific antibodies aimed at revolutionizing cancer therapy.

Key Responsibilities

In this pivotal role, you will be at the forefront of conducting experiments for the in-vitro identification and characterization of groundbreaking preclinical drug candidates in our pipeline.
Your day-to-day tasks will be:
  • Conduct high-quality experiments under senior team guidance.
  • Maintain routine tissue culture and cell line management.
  • Perform antibody screening using cell-based functional assays.
  • Develop and validate robust cell-based assays to characterize antibody responses.
  • Assist in developing cell-based and immunoassay methods.
  • Draft SOPs and protocols, ensuring meticulous documentation in lab notebooks and reports.
  • Present data and findings at team meetings, collaborating across departments to support R&D goals.
  • Execute additional duties as required, embracing new techniques and contributing to innovative research.

Your Profile

We are looking for a candidate with ample experience in cell-based assays, co-culturing and immunohistochemistry. You thrive in dynamic environments, and you have a meticulous eye for detail to every task. Your experience or desire to work in a fast-paced setting underscores your ability to multitask effectively.


  • A BSc or MSc in Cell Biology, Immunology, or related fields.
  • 2-3 yrs of experience in cell biology techniques and the capability to design and execute experiments independently.
  • Expertise in immunoassays (ELISA, cytokine release measurement, immunocytochemistry), mammalian tissue culture, and cell-based assays.
  • Proficiency in 96-well plate handling
  • Strong teamwork and communication abilities, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with R&D software, data analysis/reporting tools, and robotics is preferred, alongside a commitment to lab safety.


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.

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