Associate Scientist, Exploratory Immunology

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

EMD Serono Billerica, MA

EMD Serono
Billerica, MA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


EMD Serono is looking for an Associate Scientist to join the Exploratory Immunology group of the Translational Innovation Platform Immunology. The successful candidate will participate in biomarker discovery and validation, using a variety of cell based and biochemical assays and tools to characterize the function of new genes in human immune pathologies. In addition to expertise in immunology and cellular biology the candidate will be required to exhibit open-minded and innovative approaches and an ability to learn and acquire new techniques and methodologies. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and work well independently and as part of a team. The position is a hands-on, laboratory based role. The candidate is expected to be able to plan, design and develop methodologies, analyze, record and report data and execute projects according to plans and protocols with appropriate supervision.



BS degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry or biological science with at least 3-5 years of experience or a Masters Degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry or related discipline with 1-2 years of relevant experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

* Experience in handling and isolation of primary human immune cells using sterile technique

* Experience in protein characterization, e.g. Western blot

* Experience in diverse types of immunological assays (ELISA, Luminex, immunohistochemistry)

* Experience in performing gene expression analysis using qPCR,

* Strong sense of work ethic, urgency and creativity

* Proficiency in scientific computer programs including Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism

* Excellent communication skills and record keeping

* Excellent organizational skills and safe lab practices

Preferred Experience and Skills:

* Flow cytometry

* Cell-based assay design, development and validation

* Compound screening and IC50 generation

* ADA Requirements

* Normal and routine office duties

EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. We strive to create value and benefit patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in our core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging areas of expertise.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, 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 his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


EMD is the North America name of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany. We are
a global pharma and chemical company. In the United States, we mainly
operate under the brands EMD Millipore and EMD Serono. With more than
300 years of progress and over 38,000 employees, we are leading in
pharma and chemicals. With passion, dedication and innovative ideas,
we pursue one global goal: to improve people's quality of life.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Health Care
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Billerica, MA 02370

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