Learn why Mercurna is the place to be for you
Working at Mercurna
.. to do great science and improve human health
Are you a passionate scientist with a desire to build life-changing medicines? Do you have innovative ideas about targeted medicines, therapeutic mRNA or novel disease targets? Do you want to explore the vast opportunities of a new type of medicine?
Then Mercurna might be the place to be for you!
The modular nature of the nanoparticle drugs that we are building at Mercurna allows you to test innovative therapeutic concepts quickly and explore new molecular targets, without the need to re-design or re-test other parts of the system. The research engine that we are setting up supports short timelines and rapid innovation cycles.
Our flat organization allows you to take the lead in your project and affords ample opportunities to develop your career within our rapidly growing company. Because we strongly believe in the value of cross-disciplinary involvement during the entire drug-development cycle, you have the opportunity to manage your pet-project from bench to bedside.
Join us, in our pursuit of the next life-changing medicine!
Learning at Mercurna
.. about science, entrepreneurship and drug development
Do you want to learn more about nanomedicine? Do you want to learn how to develop new drugs? Are you curious about the newest techniques being used to develop life-changing medicines? Are you wondering about the differences between academia and industry? Or are you even considering starting your own science-based company in the future?
Then, Mercurna might be a good place for you to learn!
As a science-based company, we are striving to develop the best medicines. Therefore, we continuously look for and work with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art knowledge in nanomedicine. Through your own project and your interaction with other team-members, you will learn all about this.
As being a small company, our inner-workings are quite visible and our decision process democratic. Doing your internship at Mercurna, you will be submerged in the pharma-business scene and see many different aspects. A good opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and possibilities for your own career.
Join Mercurna for your MSc internship and learn about science, entrepreneurship and drug development from a dynamic, young and approachable team.
Positions currently available at Mercurna
Currently we have no positions available, but you are always welcome to send us an open application!
Internships currently available at Mercurna
Internship opportunities for a BSc or MSc student
From September 2022, we have multiple opportunities for (graduation) internships within our company. Your daily activities will include formulation of mRNA and its transfection into mammalian cells followed by read-out of protein expression by specialized assays (e.g. luciferase assay), Western blotting or microscopy; and assessment of any toxic effects. Furthermore, you will be involved in determining the therapeutic potential of mRNA-formulations in disease-related cell models or animal tissues by measuring the effect on clinically relevant parameters by ELISA, microscopy or flow cytometry. Your results will contribute to the development of new targeted mRNA-based drugs with higher potency and less side-effects.
Please contact us for more details and possible starting dates.