(Senior) Researcher/ Technician: Histology and Microscopy at ProQR Therapeutics

ProQR Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company listed on NASDAQ with offices in Leiden, the Netherlands and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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 enthusiastic 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 Translational Science department is currently looking for a (Senior) Researcher/ Technician: Histology and Microscopy (Full-time) to join our team. 

Location: Leiden, NL.

What you are going to do:

  • develop molecular, protein and functional assays
  • execute independently the experimental work as planned together with the (Senior) Scientist
  • process raw data, make presentations and write protocols and reports for internal purposes
  • identify day-to-day issues and propose solutions based on standard or new procedures
  • explore new technologies that can be applied
  • work closely with other team members
  • organize and participate in general lab tasks and activities
  • work 80% of your time in the lab
  • given the nature of the work, working on (some) weekends is expected

We expect our Senior Researcher to have:  

  • MSc in life-science with ≥2 years of industry experience (or) a HBO with ≥5 years of working experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
  • experience in histology, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is a must
  • experience with image processing software (Cell Profiler/Image J/SlideBook or similar)
  • experience with electrophysiology, calcium signaling or electron microcopy is a strong advantage
  • knowledge of G(C)LP regulation and EMA/FDA guidelines

Skills and competencies that are required for making the difference: 

  • Teamplayer
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Being able to work in a fast pace environment
  • Autonomous and coachable
  • Being able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Being comfortable with routine work
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
  • 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
  • 30 vacation days
  • An annual performance bonus
  • Stock options
  • A premium-free pension plan
  • A commuting allowance
  • A subsidized staff restaurant
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Unlimited (un)healthy snacks and drinks
  • Employee events (boot camp, chair massage and other social events)

Do you think you can contribute in achieving our mission? If so, we’re looking forward to receiving your application by filling out our application form.

Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

You can contact Laura Faber via recruitment@proqr.com if you have any questions. 

Please note that a screening is part of our selection procedure.

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