(Senior) Scientist Biomarkers - Utrecht

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Active since 11-04-2017 Job category Health care - Physical
Location Utrecht Level Professional
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
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Merus is a well-financed biotechnology company based in Utrecht, The Netherlands that is listed on NASDAQ, with several candidate drugs in clinical trials. Merus has developed a leading platform for the generation of bispecific antibody-based (Biclonics®) therapeutics in oncology.

The role
currently we are looking for a Senior Scientist to join our Biomarker team to drive the discovery of novel therapeutic antibodies for the development of innovative medicines in oncology.
At Merus you will be integrated into a strong and well established group of scientists and technicians with expert knowledge of therapeutic antibody development particularly in the field of immuno-oncology. In this position you will be responsible for providing Biomarker support in the development of pre-clinical and clinical study design and data interpretation. You will also analyze Biomarker data from clinical and pre-clinical studies and maintain the Biomarker database (methods, outsourcing and data analysis).

You will provide know how about Biomarker sampling and methods for successful Biomarker analysis and write plans for analysis.

You will select and manage bioanalysis and bioinformatics service providers and studies. Furthermore you will provide statistical support in the development of studies, papers and presentations.
Overall you deal with the translational research and discovery, characterization and validation of innovative Biomarkers to assess the target engagement and PK-PD response relationships of drug candidates.

Our ideal candidate
• PhD in Cell Biology or Bioinformatics in combination with a degree in Biology
• Data analysis experience. Expertise in Spotfire, Metacore, Ingenuity is a plus.
• Experience in methods and data analysis from multiple platformsincluding, ELISA, qPCR, RNAseq, FISH, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry.
• integrating genetic and protein data to enable to the selection of Biomarkers to support precision medicine objectives
• Analytical Method validation experience
• 4+ years’ experience in a comparable role
• Fluency in English
• In hiring new employees, we look for people who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of our company that drives us to develop advanced therapies that address unmet needs in cancer treatment.

We offer
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 to fight cancer. Merus Head Quarters are located in The Netherlands, with offices in the US and collaborators around the world.
You will work within an international, talented and stable team in a very inspiring area of Utrecht (Utrecht Science Park) in a brand new state of the art building.
Furthermore, we have an excellent pension scheme, company bonus and we offer 30 holidays based on a full-time position. We care about the team spirit and organize multiple company events a year.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Health care - Physical
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region Netherlands

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Name Femke Markslag