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Sr Scientist, In-Vitro Cell Biology Immuno-Oncology

Posted 01 Aug 2018

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 180069


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Immuno-Oncology Redirected Immunotherapy group focusing on the development of therapeutics that redirect the immune system to attack tumors. The incumbent will require a strong background in immunology and cell biology with a bias towards oncology as they relate to both concept and bench related activities.

High proficiency with immuno-assays including flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, ELISA etc. is a must. Experience with antibody technologies and/or cellular engineering is encouraged. As part of a multifunctional team, the incumbent will require excellent skills related to communication, organization, creativity and multitasking combined with the capacity to quickly adapt to project priorities.

Responsibilities will include aiding in the design of project work-plans, development and implementation of in-vitro cell-based assay systems, critical data analysis and presentation. The opportunity to lead aspects of projects through multiple stages will also be available. The successful candidate will be proficient in working independently, as part of multidisciplinary project teams.

Who you are:

  • Ph.D. in Immunology or Cellular Biology strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-doc experience, 1 year of research in industry, or 4 years of industrial experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s with 3 plus years of experience or a master’s degree required
  • Strong background in cancer immunology
  • Ability to interact with senior management in matrix organization
  • Track record of scientific accomplishment and publications in the advancement of new therapeutic concepts

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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