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. 

To join our team our Ophthalmology Translational Science department is currently looking for a Weekend


  • full-time or part-time
  • Location: Leiden, NL

This job requires working on the weekends. For example, working full-time requires working 3 days between Mon-Friday plus the Saturday & Sunday. Working part-time requires a minimum of 1 day between Mon-Friday plus the Saturday & Sunday.

What you are going to do:

  • responsible for keeping iPSC cultures in optimal condition
  • differentiate iPSC into retinal organoids
  • execute the experimental work as planned together with the (Senior) Scientist
  • identify day-to-day issues and propose solutions
  • 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 the weekends is required (see above)

We expect our Researcher to have:  

  • HBO with 0-2 years of (preferably industry) experience
  • experience in cell culture (e.g. primary cells, iPSC)

Skills and competencies that are required for making the difference: 

  • Flexible working hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Handson mentality
  • Accurate
  • Teamplayer
  • Autonomous and coachable
  • 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 via this link.

You can contact Laura Faber via if you have any questions.

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

No agencies

Keywords: Vacancy, Research, HBO, HLO, Celbiologie, Laboratoriumonderzoek, Laboratoriumtechniek, Biomedisch, Leiden, Zuid-Holland.