Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology and Radiotherapy

Posted 18 Mar 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 189642



A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 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:

At EMD Serono the Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology and Radiotherapy will be responsible for the hands-on execution of in vivo immunopharmacology studies with a focus on the application of precision, image-guided radiotherapy in experimental mouse tumor models. You will be responsible for developing mouse tumor radiotherapy models using the Xstrahl Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) and will provide hands-on technical expertise to support the non-clinical development of novel radiotherapy/immune-oncology combination therapies. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with teams across drug development programs and drive forward initiatives evaluating novel cancer immunotherapy approaches in combination with radiotherapy.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Medical or Life Sciences discipline and 3+year’s experience with designing and conducting immune oncology or oncology in vivo pharmacology studies using various mouse syngeneic and xenograft tumor models
  • Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • The candidate will be proficient in handling rodents (rats, and mice), able to prepare drug formulations, administer compounds via various routes (IV, PO, IP), and collect blood or tissue samples for analysis.
  • Candidates with hands on experience operating the Xstrahl Small Animal Radiation Research Platform will be given highest priority.
  • Candidates with hands-on experience conducting small animal research studies involving live imaging (e.g. micro-CT, IVIS imaging, MRI) are preferred.
  • The candidate will be proficient in data collection/documentation all study results in the form of lab notebook reports and, as needed, contribute to the authorship of regulatory submission documents.
  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to work in a diverse team setting and collaborate effectively on complex projects, troubleshoot effectively and think proactively.
  • A background in oncology, immunology or cancer immunology, is desired.


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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