Quantitative Biosciences Research Scientist
Our Oncology Team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Quantitative Biosciences Research Scientist that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
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Summary, Focus and Purpose
The In Vivo Pharmacology – Oncology group is seeking a motivated and technically skilled scientist with immunohistochemistry expertise in oncology, immune-oncology, and/or immunology to join our Boston-based Exploratory Discovery team. Candidates will be able to work independently but will also be expected to proactively collaborate with colleagues across disciplines. Primary responsibilities include design and execution of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and histology experiments of human and mouse tumors as well as normal tissues to support the clinical development of novel targets and drugs to treat patients with cancer.
You will be an active participant in the positive and critical scientific dialogue that is necessary to progress our programs.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Executing disease relevant immunohistochemistry assays
Optimizing and validating antibodies for use in histology assays
Contributing to the characterization and validation of compound and/or antibody activity
Communicating data clearly and concisely to the appropriate teams and stakeholders
Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years' experience or HS Diploma with 10+ years experience
Experience | Skills | Knowledge
One year industry or academia experience
Principled verbal and written communications
Strong knowledge in immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization including method development, optimization, and troubleshooting
Sectioning formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) or frozen tissues
Conducting histology-based experiments such as IHC, immunofluorescence (IF), or RNA in situ hybridization
Processing and embedding formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues
Frozen tissue embedding, microtome and cryostat sectioning
Conducting image analysis using open source and/or commercially available software
Experience in image acquisition and basic microscopy skills
Interest and/or understanding of oncology, immune-oncology, and/or immunology
Strong data analysis skills including a practical knowledge of statistics
Experience operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining automated immunostainers (e.g. Leica Bond)
Experience with confocal microscopy
Experience with quantitative image analysis (e.g. ImageJ, Indica labs HALO)
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., Rahway, 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 …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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