Scientist, Exploratory Immunology
A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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. US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of “fully vaccinated” assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.
United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.
Your role: EMD Serono in Billerica, MA is seeking a Scientist to join the Exploratory Immunology team at our state-of-the-art research facility. The Scientist will contribute to the discovery of drugs for neuro-inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. You will work collaboratively with a group of scientists to develop novel therapeutic modalities that align with the Neurology & Immunology portfolio. The role entails proposing, validating, and executing innovative project concepts centered on new targets. You will be responsible for execution of in vitro and ex vivo cell-based assays that will further our mechanistic understanding of human autoimmune/neuro-inflammatory diseases and qualify potential drug candidates. The Scientist will also prepare posters, presentations and manuscripts for internal and external audiences and publication in journals.
Who you are: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Immunology, Neuroscience, or other Science discipline OR Master’s degree in Biology, Pharmacology, or other Science discipline with 2+ years of research experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Pharmacology, or other Science discipline with 5+ years of experience in drug discovery
- Pharmaceutical industry experience
- Specific knowledge and hands-on experience in the following areas are highly desirable:
- Immunology: Immune cell isolation from human whole blood/PBMC or mouse organs such as spleen/bone marrow, flow cytometry and cell sorting
- Cell and molecular biology: mammalian cell culture, cell imaging using microscopy, protein, nucleic acid purification/quantification, gene expression analysis and knowledge/expertise in RNA biology
- Organoid culture and ex vivo assay in 2D/3D culture system
- Gene editing: CRISPR-Cas9/lentivirus transduction, AAV based manipulation or mRNA-delivery based cell modification
- Induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation: iPSC-derived microglia, neuron
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a self-motivated manner
- Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team and lead projects to meet set objectives
- Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
- Enthusiasm and passion for exploring new biology with relevance to human disease
- Ability to rigorously review literature and staying up to date with latest advances in biology/therapeutics
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Job Requisition ID: 240085
Career Level: C – Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model: Careers during Covid-19
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