Postdoctoral Scientist, Immunology-Cell Biology

Posted 22 Mar 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 189781



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.


The Discovery Pharmacology Department is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to apply state-of-art technologies developing tools to provide insights into pharmacology, develop novel cellular assays and models on exploration of tumor microenvironment particularly focusing on area of tumor intrinsic mutation and immune incompetency in solid tumors.

Postdoctoral tenure at EMD Serono is for two years, with the option to extend for an additional year. Postdoc salaries are competitive, commensurate with other industry programs. EMD Serono offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes; medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) savings and retirement account plan. Postdocs are also eligible to receive a year bonus based on individual and company performance.

Your role:

This opportunity at EMD Serono is for a recent PhD scientist who wants to perform oncology and immuno-oncology research in a pharmaceutical industry setting. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to engage in basic scientific inquiry with ground breaking molecules from the EMD Serono pipeline that have unique mechanisms of actions, to develop innovative ideas, concepts and approaches to support drug discovery, to design and execute a variety of in vitro cell-based assays using primary immune cells including patient derived tumor cell lines using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, and to write scientific reports such as publications in peer-reviewed journal, patent applications.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A recent PhD graduated in Immunology or Cell Biology with experience in culture of primary immune cells and tumor cell lines, and in flow cytometric analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to conceptualize innovative ideas for immunotherapy and research assay tools
  • Highly motivated, flexible and creative individual with a passion for drug discovery and development
  • Effective communication skills, and ability to explain methods and results to other scientists

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 their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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