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Research Associate - In Vivo Pharmacology

Your role: 

EMD Serono is seeking a Research Associate for our In Vivo Pharmacology group.  The Research Associate will work at our state-of-the art Research and Development Institute located in Billerica, MA, and will closely interact with the Oncology and Immuno-Oncology Labs.


In this role, the Research Associate will contribute to the creation of innovative medicines using novel molecules in development for cancer therapy.  He/she will work independently and collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary setting to execute experiments in pre-clinical rodent models of human cancers, develop and optimize 3D organoid culture, analyze data, write study reports, and discuss experimental results with manager and/or stakeholders.


Key responsibilities of this role include maintenance of mammalian cell culture, development of 3D organoid models, implantation and assessment of tumors in mice, administration of therapeutics by various routes, collection of blood and various tissues, experimental trouble-shooting for relatively less-complex issues, adherence to internal/external laboratory safety and animal welfare guidelines, data collection/documentation/analysis, and presentation of experimental results to lab and department meetings. 


Who you are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Animal Science or other related Science discipline or Associate’s degree in Biology, Animal Science, or other related Science discipline with 1+ years’ rodent handling experience or High School diploma/equivalent with 5+ years’ rodent handling experience


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience working with laboratory rodents
  • Expertise in cell-based assays
  • Excellent oral/written and record keeping skills
  • Proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Prism PowerPoint)  
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Flexibility and aptitude for learning


Job Requisition ID:  209994
Location:  Billerica
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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