Senior Scientist Antibody Expression Job

Boston MA
Nov 13, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
Organization Type
Senior Scientist Antibody Expression-MOL000328


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist with direct, hands-on experience in mammalian expression systems to join the Protein Sciences group in the Biologics Discovery group at MRL Boston. Responsibilities include the expression of recombinant proteins and biologic reagents including antibodies, antibody scaffolds (e.g. Fc-fusions, bispecific antibodies, domain antibodies), non-antibody proteins and membrane proteins (e.g. GPCR, ion channels, etc.) in transient and stable mammalian cell lines to support the preclinical development of biopharmaceutical programs across multiple therapeutic areas.



- PhD with a minimum of 2+ years of related experience or a MS with a minimum of 4 years of related experience or BS/BA with 7 years of related experience in cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or a related discipline of relevant experience in antibody discovery.


- Hands on experience in mammalian cell culture within a BSL-2 environment

- Experience in antibody generation in transient transfections of HEK and CHO cells at various scales

- Experience in developing stable cell pools and clones for both secreted and membrane-bound proteins

- Experience with automated liquid handling system is preferred

- Hands-on experience and technical expertise in molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, DNA and RNA purification, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

- Familiarity with key bioinformatics tools

- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Experience in leading cross functional biologics discovery projects preferred

- Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is expected

Preferred :

- Experience in antibody engineering and optimization

- Experience in supporting biologics programs from target validation to preclinical candidate selection.

- Experience with external vendors and collaborators in a fee-for-service and/or co-development capacity

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Job: Molecular Discovery - Biologics

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Molecular Discovery

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 2

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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