Senior Technician Cell-Based Assays

Senior Technician Cell-Based Assays

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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    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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