Scientist, Antibody Discovery Job

Palo Alto CA
Oct 16, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
Organization Type
Scientist, Antibody Discovery-MOL000354


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 an experienced and highly motivated Scientist with hands-on experience with antibody discovery to join the Antibody Generation group at the Merck Biologics unit in Palo Alto. Responsibilities will include antibody lead generation to support biologics programs across multiple therapeutic areas.



- BA with a minimum of 3 years or MS with 0-2 years of related experience in immunology, cell biology or a related discipline of relevant experience


- Expertise in mammalian tissue culture
- Ability to isolate immune cells from spleen and/or lymph nodes
- Experience performing screening assays for antibody binding and function
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in a team-oriented environment
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


- Experience isolating antibodies directly from primary or cultured B-cells
- Experience immunizing animals to generate antibodies
- Experience with molecular cloning techniques
- Knowledge of B-cell selection methods, such as magnetic beads or FACS
- Experience with assay development

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Job: Molecular Discovery - Biologics

Job Title:Scientist, Molecular Discovery

Primary Location: NA-US-CA-Palo Alto

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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