Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology

Posted 29 May 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 192668

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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:

We have an opening for an Associate Scientist to join the Immuno-Oncology platform at EMD Serono, Billerica, MA. The successful candidate will support the discovery of novel cancer immunotherapies. In this role, the candidate is expected to develop and conduct cellular immune assays to characterize small molecules or biologics that modulate the tumor immune environment and enhance the anti-tumor immune response. The Associate Scientist will also develop, evaluate and implement well-controlled in vitro experiments to interrogate target biology, and generate proof of concept data supporting target Go/No Go decisions.

  • Independently plan and design experiments
  • Establish and optimize biochemical and cellular immune assays
  • Effectively record and report scientific results
  • Interpret study observations with strong attention to details
  • Actively interact and closely work with team members
  • Participate in an interactive, dynamic, team-oriented culture
     

Who you are: 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or other Scientific discipline with 1+ year of experience in academia or pharmaceutical research environment
  • 1+ year of hands on experience with isolation of human/mouse primary immune cells

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or other Scientific discipline with 4+ years of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting, or Master’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or other Scientific discipline with at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting.
  • Applicants with prior experience in immunology/oncology are preferred. 
  • Experience with bioanalytical techniques such as ELISA, MSD, cytometric bead array, multi colored flow cytometry, ELISpot and cell-based assay development is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of setting up in vitro studies to interrogate target biology using immune cells (primary, cell lines) of human and mouse origin
  • Experience with quality systems and electronic lab notebooks is desirable
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as FlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad Prism is desirable
  • Ability to multitask with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills

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