Production Scientist


About the company:

For over 130 years, Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada) has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives.

Job description:

We have an excellent opportunity available for Production Scientist role in our Rehovot site.

Production of antibodies and bioactive and structural proteins for academia, the healthcare industry and applied segments play an increasingly important and impactful role in business operations. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who will join our team and will be involved in manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using exciting new technologies.

In your Production Scientist role, you will be responsible of leading, monitoring and evaluating the production of monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins. You will produce monoclonal antibodies from hybridomas and express recombinant proteins in mammalian cell culture. You will purify these using various chromatography methods and evaluate the quality of the products by performing biochemical and immunological assays. Also, this position will include carrying out process improvement including optimization production processes, troubleshooting, process calibration and introduction of new production technologies. Working according to written protocols/SOPs with emphasis on quality and environmental, health and safety requirements.

Required qualifications:

  •  M.Sc. in Biology/Biochemistry/Immunology/Biotechnology (optional B.Sc. with adequate experience).
  • Good scientific knowledge and experience with various lab systems and methods including tissue culture, SDS-PAGE, Immunoblot, ELISA, Immunohistochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Flow cytometry, molecular plasmid expression, protein quantification methods, lysate extraction etc
  • Experience with antibody/protein purification methods /AKTA – Significant advantage
  • Previous experience in antibody production and recombinant protein expression – Advantage
  • Highly motivated and well organized individual able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communicational skills
  • High level in English (high professional level)
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and action oriented to achieve results on time
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Good teamworking abilities
  • Computer systems and equipment orientation.

What we offer:

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