Associate Scientist

Posted 23 Jan 2020

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 202645


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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 are seeking an Associate Scientist to join the Exploratory Immunology team of EMD Serono at our Billerica, MA research facility. The Associate Scientist will contribute to the discovery of drugs for treating autoimmune diseases. She/he will drive early drug discovery projects from target discovery and validation to advancing established programs to the clinic.


The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists that develops and executes innovative approaches to propose new targets and therapeutic concepts. She/he will design, develop, conduct and troubleshoot cell-based assays based on protocols provided by the literature or other scientists to support target validation and drug discovery efforts. The Associate Scientist will document all research, support preparation of publications for scientific journals and present their research results at internal meetings.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Biology or related Scientific discipline or an Associate’s degree in Immunology, Biology or related Scientific discipline with 1+ years’ experience in Immunology


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Immunology or related Scientific discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in Immunology with 2+years of laboratory experience
  • Hands-on experience in several of the following areas:
    • Immune cell isolation from human whole blood
    • Tissue/Cell Culture
    • Flow Cytometry
    • Microscopy/Imaging
    • Protein and DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR
    • ELISA, Western Blot
  • Ability to learn new techniques quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team


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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