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Associate Scientist Downstream Process Development

Posted 20 Aug 2018

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 180612


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.

Protein and Cell Sciences is an integrated department with Cell Sciences, Analytical Sciences and Protein Sciences. We are the biologics engine for EMD Serono.

Your role:

Responsible for development of downstream processes and GLP Tox drug substance production, which includes, protein purification, nano-filtration, UF/DF, and biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins.

The candidate should have experience with protein purification techniques including protein A, IEX, mixed mode and HIC as well as filtration techniques such as Nanofiltration and TFF. Experience with protein production in a GLP or GMP setting is preferred. Experience with AKTA systems and Unicorn is required.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s in biotechnology, biochemistry, or engineering, with 1-3 years industrial experience is required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with mammalian, microbial and yeast protein expression.
  • Proven track record in purification process development is necessary with emphasis on chromatographic separations.
  • Excellent understanding of and experience with chromatographic resin screening and process optimization. 

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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