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Merck Senior Scientist, Immunology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Exploratory Science Center (MESC) Cambridge, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is focused on driving early discovery research. Co-located with our company's Cambridge Innovation Hub, the ESC’s disease-area-agnostic research agenda fosters hands-on collaboration between our scientists and external academic and biotech researchers to access and explore the most promising emerging science.

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 a fast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention and teamwork. With access to our company's proven global Research & Development (R&D) organization, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We are seeking an innovative immunologist to join the Exploratory Science Center (MESC) in Cambridge, MA.

The successful candidate will become part of a lab-based, creative and fast-paced team that will discover novel biology and invent impactful technologies in the fields of vaccine R&D, oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular, metabolism and neuroscience.

This is a lab-based position and an excellent opportunity for someone seeking scientific and career growth in a multidisciplinary area of drug discovery. Your personal growth and career development will contribute to the success of our team.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Design and independently execute in vitro immunological, cellular and biochemical assays to characterize immune responses in multiple setting

  • Design in vivo experiments to characterize immune responses in multiple settings

  • Utilizing cell-based assays and molecular tools to dissect in-vivo observations and uncover underlying mechanisms

  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies in the field of immunology/immuno-oncology

  • Acting as a leader from the bench, driving program, strategy and execution

  • Providing scientific mentoring and technical training of team members as appropriate


Education :

  • Ph.D. in Immunology/Cell Biology with 0-4 years of research experience

Required Experience:

  • Cell biology and immunology

  • Experience working with innate & adaptive immune cells

  • Experience designing and implementing murine and/or non-human primate models to study immuno-modulation

  • Expertise in FACS, Luminex and other immune related assays/end points

  • Good organizational and time management skills in order to handle multiple projects in parallel

  • Ability to critically evaluate and interpret data

  • A strong publication record in the fields of cell biology or immunology

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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Requisition ID: R121713