Scientist, Biomarker Immuno-Oncology at EMD Serono in BILLERICA, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

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 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.

Your Role:

At EMD Serono the Scientist, Biomarker Immuno-Oncology will be responsible for the hands-on execution of laboratory studies with a focus on biomarker discovery and validation in the immuno-oncology area. He/she will provide and grow expertise in translational and reverse-translational research to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. Working collaboratively the Scientist, Biomarker Immuno-Oncology will develop and conduct in vitro cell-based assays and histological studies to further our understanding of immunotherapy mechanisms of action and evaluate potential patient stratification and pharmacodynamic biomarkers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, execute and interpret in vitro and cell-based assays to determine mechanisms of action

  • Conduct translational biomarker studies using samples from in vivo models and patients

  • Read and critically evaluate literature, lead or contribute to scientific publications

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Medical or Life Science discipline with 3+ years' experience in Immuno-oncology or Master's degree in Immunology, Biology or other related Scientific discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD

  • Postdoctoral research experience in academic or pharmaceutical industry settings

  • Specific knowledge and hand-on experience in the following areas are highly desirable:

    • Histological assays: Immunohistochemistry, multiplex immunofluorescence

    • Tissue culture: cell line and primary cell culture

    • Cell-based assays: co-culture assays, reporter assays, cytokine analysis

    • Molecular Biology: qPCR, Western blotting, ELISA

    • Meta-analysis of data from public databases

  • Proficiency in data collection/documentation of all study results in the form of lab notebook reports and, as needed, contribution to the authorship of scientific publications and regulatory submission documents

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team setting, troubleshoot effectively and think proactively

  • A background in oncology, immunology or cancer immunology


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Job Requisition ID: 215799

Location: Billerica

Career Level: C - Professional (1-3 years)

Working time model: full-time