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Associate Scientist- Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers

Posted 23 Aug 2018

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 180806


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:

The associate scientist works within the laboratory from the Immuno-Oncology Biomarker group focusing on the development of PD biomarkers, target engagement, and whole blood assays. The incumbent will require a background in cell biology, immunology, and/or oncology.

Proficiency in immune-oncology bench techniques including flow cytometry, immune cell profiling in tumor and whole blood, multiplex cytokine and ELISA assays, and whole blood assays is a must.

Responsibilities will also include critical data analysis, document all study results in the form of an electronic laboratory notebook reports and presentation. As part of a multifunctional team, the incumbent will require working independently, excellent skills related to communication, organization, creativity and multitasking combined with the capacity to quickly adapt to project priorities.

Follow and promote safety instructions and regulations according to Quality Management Standards

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s with 1 plus years of experience required
  • Bachelor’s with 3 plus years of experience or a master’s degree with 1 plus year of experience preferred
  • Background in cancer immunology and cell biology
  • Focused on quality and safety
  • Ability to interact with management in matrix organization
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative and drive
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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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