Scientist, Antibody Discovery

Posted 22 Apr 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 190519



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 we are seeking a Scientist to join the Antibody Technologies group within the Protein Engineering and Antibody Technologies department to support therapeutic antibody discovery. The candidate will design and execute animal immunization, high throughput transfection, and screening strategies for antibody generation and hit selection.  

  • Design and execute animal immunization; collect tissues for antibody discovery.
  • Perform high throughput transient transfection for antibody screening.
  • Perform multi-color flow cytometry analysis for cell binder screening and technology development.
  • Develop and optimize high throughput cellular function assays for functional hit identification.
  • Optimize protocols and propose solutions to improve efficiency of existing processes.
  • Evaluate new technologies, instrumentation, and assays to improve in-house platforms.
  • Analyze and present assay data in a clear and highly organized manner.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 plus years of experience or Master’s degree minimum requirement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Immunology or Molecular Cellular Biology with 0-4 years of industry/postdoctoral experience, or Masters (related research field) with 5+ yeas of relevant industry experience.
  • 5+ year’s experience with multi-color flow cytometry
  • In-depth knowledge of rodent immune system and immunization
  • Direct experience and knowledge of designing and optimization of cellular assays. Experience with automation equipment is a plus.
  • Experience with PCR, molecular cloning, and transfection of mammalian cells, Western blot, ELISA.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interpersonal skills essential for teamwork and to effectively work with colleagues


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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