HR Advisor 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 160 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 HR department is currently looking for an HR Advisor (Full-time, or at least 32 hours) to join our team. 

As an HR Advisor you are part of our Human Resources team. The HR team includes a VP HR, 2 HR Advisors (and 1 additional vacancy), 1 HR Assistant and a Recruitment Coordinator. It’s a driven, social and fun department where we put our employees always at first. 

About this role: 

The HR Advisor is responsible for managing different HR programs and policies and every aspect of employee development and relations, with a focus on our US office. You are a key person in the human resources function of our organization (NL/US). In addition to supporting growth, you will advise, support and implement tactical/strategic HR policies that support the business goals and drive strong employee engagement. With your HR experience in an international environment and go- getter mentality, you will be able to successfully implement these changes within the organization. Important HR themes you will work on, are: US change management, leadership development, HR information system, performance cycle, employee happiness and engagement, SOX compliance, compensation and benefits benchmark. 

Location: Leiden, NL

We expect our HR Advisor to: 

• Have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in human resources management, such as ‘HBO Personeel en Arbeid’, Labour Law, Business Management or equivalent

• Have a minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrable knowledge and experience in complex HR business issues within an international environment

• Have experience in an organization with an US office (highly desired) 

• Have in depth knowledge of Dutch HR and US related legislation

• Have excellent writing and communication skills in both English and Dutch 

• Have a friendly, positive, self-confident, pro-active, results-oriented and assertive attitude

• Always strive to achieve timescales and deadlines in order to overcome problems

• Be a strong communicator, team player and autonomous

• Be able to tell the difference between major and minor issues

• Enjoy challenging situations and have the flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment

• Be a nice and humorous person : ) 

ProQR as an employer 

As an employer, we are a true believer of the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to develop themselves, personally and professionally. We believe that happy and energized people, working well together in an environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal and awesome things. 

We are committed to ensure that no employee, candidate or job applicant receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status. At ProQR we want to create an inclusive culture where everyone can be valued for who they are and in which individual differences and the contributions in all forms are recognized and valued. 

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 Femke Hekelaar via recruitment@proqr.com if you have any questions.

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