Technician at ProQR Therapeutics

ProQR Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company listed on NASDAQ with offices in Leiden, the Netherlands and Cambridge, MA, US. ProQR is focused on the development of game changing RNA therapies for severe genetic rare diseases. Our mission is to help patients by creating new medicines. A team of 140 ProQRians from all walks of life and more than 30 different nationalities is up to this challenge. We have the passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of the patients we serve.

Our Ophthalmology Discovery team is looking for a Technician (full-time) to strengthen our team based in Leiden. The Ophthalmology Discovery team is part of the Innovation department and is focused on the discovery of antisense oligonucleotides to treat various eye diseases. 

We are looking for candidates with hands-on experience in one or more of the following fields: 

  • Antisense oligonucleotide research
  • Culture of primary cells and cell lines
  • Cell-based assays

We expect our technician: 

  • to be solution and result driven
  • to work with focus in a dedicated team
  • to design, plan and execute experiments
  • to develop new methods and protocols
  • to analyze experiments and prepare data reports 
  • to take care of laboratory organization and related administrative tasks 

Competencies that are required for making the difference: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life science or molecular biology with a maximum of 2 years working experience 
  • Analytical and flexible
  • Proactive attitude
  • Team player
  • Autonomous and coachable
  • Accuracy and quality awareness 
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch and/or English both in word and writing
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in bio-tech industry is a pre
  • Creative thinker
  • A nice person :-)

ProQR offers

We offer an exciting and innovative working environment in a very committed organization, with the following benefits:

  • A competitive salary; 
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • An annual performance bonus;
  • Stock options;
  • A premium-free pension plan;
  • A commuting allowance;
  • A subsidized staff restaurant;

Do you want to be part of our devoted team of enthusiastic professionals? Do you want to work in challenging environment where your work can really make a difference? If so, we’re looking forward to receive your application!

Please apply as soon as possible, but before Monday 1 April 2019, by filling out our application form. In case you have any questions please feel free to contact Laura Faber via 

Please note that a screening is part of our selection procedure

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