Offers “Merckgroup”

44 days agoMerckgroup

Associate Scientist (all genders) (VZ/TZ)

  • Darmstadt (Darmstadt)
  • IT development

Job description

A career at our company 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.


Your role: We are seeking a talented and motivated Associate Scientist to work in the RNA Drug delivery team within Life Science, Actives and Formulation R&D. In this role, you will work on laboratory and large-scale synthesis of mRNA using novel processes. Your tasks will include the development and optimization of state-of-the-art processes for the synthesis of mRNA and its quality control using advanced analytic methods. Your responsibilities will include designing the experiments, performing assays required to characterize the product and interpreting your data to present to a wide, interdisciplinary audience. 


  Who you are:

·  M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology or Genetics or other relevant disciplines, or a B.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline with 3-4 years of relevant industry or academic research experience
·  Knowledge of RNA chemistry and biology and basic molecular biology methods (and their troubleshooting) relevant to its analysis (e.g. PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis)
·  Working familiarity with preparative and analytical purification methods (such as HPLC, capillary electrophoresis) is preferred (experience in cell culture is an advantage)
·  Self-motivated, driven, curious, and able to work without close supervision from senior scientific staff
·  Organized and detail oriented with strong communication and team skills
·  Fluent spoken and written German and English





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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Job Requisition ID:  225596

Location:  Darmstadt

Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)

Working time model:  Full-time, Part-time possible .buttontext1722e80f7dc3f6d2 a{ border: 1px solid transparent; } .buttontext1722e80f7dc3f6d2 a:focus{ border: 1px dashed #eb3c96 !important; outline: none !important; }

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our Candidate Services team at 844-655-6466 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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