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Senior Associate Scientist (all genders) (Full-/Part-time) | Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany




Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That’s why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Your Role: In this role, you will contribute to the development of innovative enzymes used in the manufacturing process of protein- and nucleic acid-based therapeutic modalities, e.g. mRNA. You will be responsible to develop and implement enzyme assays and application tests that allow for the selection of appropriate enzyme candidates to be commercialized for GMP manufacturing of nucleic acids. You will independently apply advanced analytical methods to assess product properties and interpret results to allow for qualified decision making and project progress. You are highly collaborative with excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team environment.


Who you are:

  • Master’s in molecular biology, genetics or similar disciplines
  • Experience in the development of enzymatic activity assays and enzyme applications
  • Experience in mRNA synthesis and/or high throughput methods
  • Working familiarity with preparative and analytical purification methods is preferred
  • Self-motivated, driven, curious, and able to work without close supervision from senior scientific staff
  • Detail oriented with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent communication skills in English and German


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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