Postdoctoral Scientist

Posted 19 Aug 2020

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 209381


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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 a candidate for a postdoctoral position in the Translational Oncology group at EMD Serono. The candidate will work in our state-of-the-art EMD Serono Research and Development Institute located in Billerica, MA, and closely interact with the Oncology drug discovery labs. The successful candidate will study cellular response to DNA damage using novel small molecules in development for cancer therapy. While addressing important scientific questions by cutting-edge research, the postdoctoral scientist will have the opportunity to expand his/her knowledge and experience in an industry setting.


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 yearly bonus based on individual and company performance.


Who you are: 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Recent PhD graduate in Molecular or Cell Biology or other related Science discipline


Preferred Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in cancer research.  Expertise in one or the following areas is highly desirable: DNA repair, checkpoint control of cell cycle, p53, apoptosis, senescence 
  • First-author research publications in high impact scientific journals
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and interact effectively 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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