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Merck & Co. Inc.

Scientist, Immunology



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

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 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 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

  • Work independently and collaboratively in a cross functional team environment to advance drug discovery and achieve key milestone

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Immunology/Cell Biology with 5+ years or research experience in academia or industry

Required Experience:

  • Cell biology and immunology

  • Experience working with mammalian cells (cell lines/primary cells)

  • Team player with effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience:

  • M.Sc. in Immunology/Cell Biology with 2+ years of research experience

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

  • Ability to critically evaluate and interpret data

  • Excellent communication and record-keeping skills

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

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.


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Requisition ID:R130113