Associate Scientist / Research Associate - Immuno-Oncology
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.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
We have an opening for a talented Associate Scientist to join the ImmunoOncology platform at EMD Serono, Billerica, MA. The successful candidate will support the discovery of novel cancer immunotherapies. In his/her role, the candidate is expected to develop and conduct cellular immune assays to characterize small molecules or biologics that modulate the tumor immune environment and enhance the anti-tumor immune response. Applicants with prior experience in immunology are preferred.
* Independently plan and design experiments
* Establish and optimize biochemical and cellular immune assays
* Effectively record and report scientific results
* Interpret study observations and have a strong attention to details
* Multitask with effective written and verbal communication skills
* Actively interact and closely work with team members
* Participate and thrive in an interactive, dynamic, team oriented culture
Qualification and skills:
* Master s degree in immunology or related field with at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting.
* Bachelor s degree in in immunology or related field with at least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting
* Hands on experience with isolation human primary cells and cell/tissues culture
* Hands on experience with flow cytometry and microplate based assays (e.g. ELISA, Luminex, etc)
* Good understanding and working knowledge with isolation and manipulation of human blood cells, in vitro T cell functional assays
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