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Antibodies and Vaccines as Drugs for COVID-19

January 13-14, 2021 | 9:00AM EST | 2:00PM UTC | 3:00PM CET*
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Josh May, Mon Nov 16, 2020 04:19 PM

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Leo OzurumbaDwight, Tue Jan 12, 2021 02:46 AM

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Gunnstein Norheim, Wed Jan 13, 2021 09:19 AM

Position Title

Scientist - Infectious Diseases

Job Description

The Vaccibody Infectious Disease team has an exciting opportunity for three Senior Scientists/Scientists with an interest in design and immunological evaluation of experimental vaccines for viruses, bacteria and/or parasites. We are seeking talented, innovative, experienced, and motivated Scientists with diverse and complementary skillsets and experience, covering one or more of the following expertise areas within vaccine development: immunology / viral or bacterial vaccines / molecular biology.


Vaccibody, Oslo, Norway ( 

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PhD from a relevant field of preclinical vaccine development for infectious diseases (e.g. microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology).

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For participants in this Keystone event, you may contact Gunnstein Norheim, Director Infectious Disease, Vaccibody (Email:  

Kalyan Pande, Wed Jan 13, 2021 03:09 PM

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Functional Antibody Discovery

Location: Merck Research Lab, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

Job Description

Be a part of the legacy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

Our Research Laboratories’ Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

What You'll Be Doing:

As a member of the Exploratory Biology Group, you will apply antibody screening and engineering technologies to explore how antibodies can mimic endogenous ligands to activate cell surface receptors and induce disease relevant cellular signaling.

Broad expertise in molecular/cellular biology and structure/function guided protein design is required to achieve the project goals. Experience in high content screening such as phage/yeast/mammalian display would be favorable. You will design, evaluate and execute on screening strategies to capture antibodies that have desired functions; perform validation experiments and explore the mechanistic underpinnings and versatility of antibody-mediated receptor activation. You will advance the project independently as well as in conjunction with collaborators in the organization.

What You Need:

  • Candidates must currently hold a PhD OR receive a PhD by fall of 2021.
  • Advanced experience and knowledge of cell/molecular biology and cell-based assays using cell lines or primary cells
  • Experience with protein engineering and structure/function analyses and familiarity with structure viewing software (Pymol, MOE)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a multidisciplinary research environment

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  • Experience with immunology and immuno-oncology
  • Experience with phage, yeast or mammalian display
  • Experience with NGS antibody sequence analysis
  • Experience in signal transduction
  • Experience in working with animal disease models

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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., Kenilworth, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID:R94237