Careers at Merus


It all began more than sixteen years ago when a small, dedicated group of scientists decided to change the way we fight cancer. Today we continue to advance our novel approach to fighting cancer by activating one’s own immune system to kill tumor cells. With multiple therapeutic candidates in clinical trials and a robust array of preclinical candidates moving toward development, our dream is becoming a reality.

At Merus our goal is to help patients to overcome devastating diseases. Our values reflect the way we go about achieving our goal. They are a declaration both of who we are and who we want to be. 

We are creative problem solvers

We nurture inquisitive minds and diverse talents, to create solutions to some of today's most pressing medical needs. We accept setback as an inevitable part of innovation, and we welcome them as an opportunity to learn.

We commit and move as one

We are one company with a common goal. We work as a team and encourage a diversity of perspectives. When we take a decision, we unite and move forward together.

We aim at excellence

Our work impacts lives. We honor this with our every decision and take collective responsibility to uphold our goal. We strive to do the right things and take pride in doing them well.

We care

Everything we do, we do because we care. We care deeply about improving patients' lives. We respect and support each other and the communities around us.


Explore career opportunities with Merus at our headquarters in Utrecht, the Netherlands, at Merus US, Inc. in Cambridge, MA and remote positions across the globe.


We embrace a diversity of cultures with employees spanning 23 nationalities.

Our Team Is Growing



We pride ourselves on equal opportunities.


At Merus, every single employee contributes to our success. We provide competitive benefits such as annual bonuses, equity in the company and much more!


Merus is dedicated to taking care of you and your family. Excellent coverage including paid parental, adoption, and caregiver leave is provided for employees.


At Merus we want to ensure you have a healthy work-life balance. You will be provided with adequate time away from the office so you can relax and spend time with the people you love and then return to work rejuvenated.


In the current era of remote working, the Merus IT department is committed to making your home office as comfortable and effective as the office setting, and to providing you with all the tools you need to be successful.


At Merus we will support your professional growth with development opportunities and exposure to all aspects of our business. We are most efficient when we all work together.


What you will appreciate most at Merus is the dedicated team of smart, friendly, and experienced colleagues who pull together to achieve our goals. We are curious and committed people working to solve complex problems.

Best workplace award

We’re excited to announce that our employee listening partner Effectory has awarded us the Worldclass Workplace label for 2022! This label celebrates great employership, and is based entirely on feedback from our people. We have earned this award because our employee net promoter scores (eNPS) and employership scores outperform regional benchmarks. Our thanks go to all employees who completed the latest survey and rated us so highly. Here’s to another year of high engagement and being a great place to work! 

Current Opportunities

Equal Employment Opportunities

Merus is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, disability or perceived disability, qualified handicap, gender identity, military status, veteran status, certain criminal records, genetic information or testing, HIV testing, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (each, a “Protected Characteristic”). We are dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

Please be cautious of scam recruitment offers claiming to be from Merus. Such scams may come from various sources, including unsolicited email using Gmail of other non-Merus email addresses or via text. These scams seek to obtain personal information or payment from victims by offering jobs that do not exist. If you have been the victim of such a scam, please report it to Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3) | Home Page if you are living in the US or report it to the police Aangifte of melding doen | if you live in the Netherlands.