(Senior) Clinical Trial Assistant

(Senior) Clinical Trial Assistant

The Clinical Operations team is responsible for all clinical trials we conduct for our product candidates. The team has members residing in the US and in the Netherlands. The position is located in the US (Cambridge). Currently we have four product candidates in ongoing clinical trials for solid tumor cancer patients. 

Key Responsibilities

As (Senior) Clinical Trial Assistant you are part of the global Clinical Operations Team. Your main tasks and responsibilities are the following: 
  •  Maintain and file essential clinical trial documents and completeness check of TMF
  • Responsible for quality check of documents during filing 
  •  General administrative tasks;
  • Set up meetings;
  •  General assistance of the Clinical Operations team (onboarding of new Clinical Operations & Clinical Development team members, preparation of overviews and output, etc); 
  •   Support in vendor and site agreement workflow
  •   Creation of purchase orders and reviewing of invoices for the Clinical Operations and Clinical Development team.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

The successful Clinical Trial Assistant will have the following knowledge and expertise: 
  • Advanced (e.g. Masters) degree or equivalent education / degree in life sciences;
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • You master the English language;
  • You have extensive experience with MS Office (in particular Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • You are a born organizer and thrive when given the opportunity to help others;
  • You have a high level of quality and an eye for detail;

Please note that this role is an onsite/hybrid role and we will require candidates to be able to travel into the office. Candidates currently not living in the USA or at a reasonable travel distance from Cambridge, Massachusetts, will not be considered for the selection process. 

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 or Merus, 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 and a company bonus structure. Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to help us close in on cancer – everything you do matters at Merus. 

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    Our Hiring Process

    Stage 1:

    Internal Review

    This means that we’ve received your application and are in the process of reviewing it.

    Stage 2:

    Initial Call

    We’ll set up a 15-minute phone call with our Internal Recruiter to discuss the details of this job opportunity and your own expectations of the role, as well as Merus as a company.

    Stage 3:

    1st Interview Phase

    During the 1st interview phase, we’ll set up an interview with your potential future manager. We’ll be looking to understand more about your experience, how that fits the role, and what makes you tick.

    Stage 4:

    2nd Interview Phase

    If things are still looking good, we’ll set up several short interviews with team members, peers, Management Team members (where relevant) and HR to make sure we are a good cultural fit. We do our best to plan these interviews on the same day, although on rare occasions they’ll take place on multiple days.

    Stage 5:

    Job Offer

    After positive evaluation from both sides, you will receive our job offer. Once you’ve accepted it, we will draw up the necessary paperwork. You will receive your contract within 3-5 working days and your onboarding process will start!

    Stage 6:


    We’re more than happy to welcome you to join Merus in our pursuit to close in on cancer!

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