Senior Scientist, Biologics Discovery (Boston) Job

Boston MA
Sep 06, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist, Biologics Discovery (Boston):MOL000369


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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Merck strives to become a leader in the discovery and development of Biologic Therapeutics. To this end, we are seeking a highly motivated scientist with direct hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture and assay development, to join our cell based assay development group in Biologics Discovery, at MRL Boston. Responsibilities will include generation and characterization of stable expressing cell lines, routine cell line maintenance, as well as developing and carrying out mammalian cell based assays for antibody discovery.



- PhD or equivalent degree in cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-doctoral or industry experience.


- Hands on experience with mammalian cell culture in a BSL-2 environment
- Experience generating and characterizing stable cell lines
- Experience developing and carrying out cell based assays for drug discovery
- Experience conducting ELISA assays, western blotting and molecular biology techniques
- Candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills


- Preferred candidate will have a strong background in immunology
- Experience with antibody mechanistic and effector function assays
- Experience with automated liquid handling systems
- Experience using flow cytometry and FACS sorting
- Knowledge of mammalian and microbial protein expression systems
- Knowledge of antibody discovery and biologic drug development
- Familiarity with protein analytical characterization assays and equipment

our role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Biosafety Level 2 Samples

Company Trade Name:Merck

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