Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology

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Executive / senior industry position

A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

Your Role:

EMD Serono in Billerica, MA is seeking a highly motivated Scientist to join our Immunology Preclinical Pharmacology team. The Scientist will contribute to the discovery and development of drugs for treating autoimmune and neuroinflammatory diseases, will help progress advanced projects from late preclinical through early clinical trials and may also execute studies to help better understand basic disease biology.

The role will involve working in a team of scientists that develops and executes innovative approaches to help characterize drug candidates and develop novel biomarkers.


  • Follow the latest developments in the field and design and execute experiments independently
  • Join multi-disciplinary Project Teams and facilitate productive interactions with other functions outside of Immunology and stimulate cross-functional ideas for therapeutic approaches
  • Diligently document all research, support or author publications for scientific journals, and present research results at internal and external meetings

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Immunology, Biology, or other related Scientific discipline with 5+ years of experience in immunology OR
  • PhD in Immunology, Biology, or other related Scientific discipline with 2+ years of experience in immunology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery and development
  • Hands-on in vivo skills and familiarity with animal disease models
  • Experience with autoimmune and neuroinflammatory disease biology
  • Experience in primary cell isolation/culture, flow cytometry and other state of the art immunology techniques
  • Experience with gene expression analysis using QPCR, NanoString, RNA-seq, or scRNA-seq
  • A desire to see candidate molecules progress to become new drugs
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional, and team-oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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Executive / senior industry position


Billerica, US

Billerica , United States