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
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain equipment in flow
cytometry core and provide technical expertise to
- Set up and validate complex
immune stainings. Analyze complex cell populations and
operate FACS sorter.
- Operate clinical chemistry
equipment. Measure samples and provide results to labs
running in vivo models
- Maintain core equipment such as
luminex, Elispot etc. Provide technical guidance to
- Support research associates
operating in vivo models as required.
- Execute in vitro cellular assays
of B and T cell activation, innate immune activation etc. as
- Analyze results and provide oral
and written reports to Lab Head and group meetings.
- Follow scientific literature
relevant to conducted experiments
- Show initiative within own area
of expertise and propose new approaches and innovative
- Gain and develop expertise in
standard immunological techniques such as ELISA, flow
cytometry, QPCR, biochemistry, luminex, etc
- Expert in flow cytometry
(analysis and sorting), luminex assays
- Establish and master clinical
chemistry and elispot analysis
- Plan and conduct in vitro
experiments adhering to required quality standards. Record
results in electronic lab notebook systems in a clear
fashion, enabling repeat of experiments by other groups.
Provide relevant data to other in vivo groups.
- Able to interpret results and
solve problems. Able to present results in small groups.
Provide clear and concise result summaries to lab head and
- Adapt technical protocols
independently according to experimental needs. Work closely
and proactively with lab head on experimental conduct and
- Provide support to other
research associates and labs.
- Closely work with research
associates from all other in vivo groups to plan dosing of
animals, recording of data, organization of final days of
large in vivo experiments etc.
- Proficient in wide range of
standard immunological techniques.
- Be responsible for implementing
and maintaining a state-of-the-art laboratory
EDUCATION & LANGUAGES
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Degree: Master’s or PhD in
immunology, biology or related fields.
- Excellent knowledge of written
and spoken English.
PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
- Thorough understanding of flow
cytometry and other in vitro and in vivo assays relevant to
immunology such as elispot, luminex etc
- Hands-on experience in analyzing
complex cell systems using flow cytometry.
- Experience in
histology/immunohistochemistry a plus
- Capable of teaching relevant
techniques to other research associates.
- 3-7 years experience in academia
or industry. Would consider strong recent academia experience
as a plus
- Track record of establishing new
immunological models and methods a plus
Equal Employment Opportunity
- Innovative thinking approach,
excellent communication skills
The Company is an Equal
Employment Opportunity employer.
No employee or applicant
for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of
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