Associate Scientists Upstream Process Development

Posted 22 Nov 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 200669


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 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.

Associate Scientists Upstream Process Development


Job Location: 45A Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, Massachusetts 01821


This position qualifies for EMD SRDI’s employee referral program.





Requirements and Qualifications:


Education Requirements:


Employer requires a Master’s Degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, or related field, plus 

one (1) year of work experience in protein production in a setting that adheres to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations in the upstream process stage within a pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.


Additionally, the successful candidate must have:



  1. Demonstrated knowledge of protein production for pre-clinical studies, upstream process development of biologics, data analysis, and project reporting gained through one (1) year of work experience;
  2. Demonstrated ability to perform mammalian upstream production of GLP toxicology drug substance and develop processes at bench scale up to 200L bioreactors for a variety of therapeutic candidate proteins gained through one (1) year of work experience;
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), applications, and techniques of bench scale bioreactor systems gained through one (1) year work experience; and


      4. Demonstrated ability to critically analyze data collected from bioprocess experiments using statistical tools (JMP, 

         Minitab, and Excel Pivot Table) and complete technical reports gained through one (1) year of work experience.


All years of work experience may be gained concurrently.


Please send resumes to EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. 400 Summit Drive, Burlington, MA 01803 (Req #: 200669 ).


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!

Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.


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