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
Contribute to the Discovery projects portfolio by planning, executing and drawing conclusions from experiments in order to evaluate the clinical potential of engineered biotherapeutic candidates. Actively contribute new ideas for evolving our antibody discovery and engineering programs to the next level, and execute plans to realize these ideas. Propose new therapeutic concepts or new approaches to developing biotherapeutics against existing targets, especially “hard” targets such as membrane proteins.
INTERNAL WITHIN EMD SERONO:
Scientific staff within own department, across sites
Customers/downstream scientists in other functions and across projects
EXTERNAL TO EMD SERONO:
Academic collaborations, external consultants or scientists
Identify and implement new technologies and equipment
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Proven track record of independently designing, executing and troubleshooting experiments based on protocols provided by the literature, seminars, or other scientists.
Demonstrated experience using in vitro biochemistry assays such as: cell binding via FACS or other; affinity determination via label-free methods (SPR, Interferometry) or fluorescence based methods (fluorescent probes, anisotropy, FRET); ELISA or chemiluminescence (MSD).
Proven Ability to implement in vitro functional assays in medium to high throughput mode.
Molecular biology(PCR, subcloning) and protein expression/purification experience an asset.
Present experimental results, conclusions, and future plans clearly and in context of larger organizational goals to own department, project team members and project team.
Autonomously write study reports and scientific papers that require minimal revisions
Read and critically evaluate the literature in specialized scientific field, and share relevant topics with team.
May supervise and guide daily activities of junior lab staff or students. Train others in own area of expertise from other groups or projects
Search for expertise relevant to scientific area available both inside and outside the company
operate a range of laboratory instrumentation and recommend modifications/upgrades.
Supervise the maintenance of equipment and order lab supplies.
Work effectively with people in other laboratories and across projects as required.Recognize potential safety problems and take appropriate action to rectify them.
Organize and manage own time efficiently to meet agreed timelines and plan own activities to be submitted to management
Understand the impact of the Merck values and share them with other team members
EDUCATION & LANGUAGES
PhD in Life Sciences.
Fluency in English is required
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
1 to 3 years postdoctoral experience
Good knowledge of protein biochemistry (structure, stability, and protein-protein interactions)
Specific experience in antibody structure/function studies or other biotherapeutic types an asset
Experience working with membrane proteins an asset
PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Ability to work in intense, fast paced, matrixed, multinational work environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills required to work with a diverse team
Good interpersonal skills essential to effective collaborations and ability to work simultaneously in different teams
Normal and routine office duties
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