Scientist Assay Development (Electrophysiology)

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 Science department is currently looking for a Scientist Assay Development (Electrophysiology) (Full-time) to join our team. 

Location: Leiden, NL.

What you are going to do:

Set up electrophysiology assays for retinal organoids
Develop protein/functional assays and analyze the samples
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

We expect our Senior Researcher to have:  

PhD with 1-2 years of relevant experience (or) MSc in life-science with ≥5 years of relevant working experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
experience with electrophysiology (a must)
experience with image processing software (Cell Profiler/Image J/SlideBook or similar) and/or programming languages such as Python
experience in calcium signaling is a strong advantage
experience in histology, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is a strong advantage 

preferably experience in the field of retinal degeneration and 3D organoids.


Skills and competencies that are required for making the difference: 

Flexible working hours
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 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 Laura Faber via if you have any questions.