Senior Production Scientist

Posted 08 Nov 2022

Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Israel

Req Id 258111


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.



The importance of protein biochemistry in the global life science industry has grown significantly in the past 10 years. Production of bioactive and structural proteins for the healthcare industry, academia and applied segments play an increasingly important and impactful role in Merck’s business operations. Strong Biochemical background together with high performance abilities has become a necessity in today's operation of the protein purification department.



Proteins biochemist is responsible for proteins purification from natural sources such as plant and mammalian tissues as well as fermentation sources (bacteria and yeast).

The employee operates downstream-process equipment (chromatography columns, Ultra-Filtration, dialysis, etc.)

tests the sample of the in-process and final product (protein content, purity, activity) to ensure quantity and quality and employee analyzes and document the test results. In addition the chemist performs trouble shooting to solve for process difficulties and reviews and corrects all documentation related to the production process.




  • Extraction/purification of proteins from microbial fermentations and other natural sources.
  • Preparation of solutions in large quantities.
  • Operation of industrial chromatography methods (Gel-filtration, Ion-exchange, Affinity) using FPLC.
  • Operation of analytical equipment: SDS-PAGE, spectrophotometer, etc.
  • Performing all activities during the production processes in compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Carrying out process improvement, scale-up and implementation of new technologies.
  • Writing and reviewing protocols and all necessary documents according to compliance.


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Process Engineering.
  • Fluent in English.

  • Experience in laboratory work.
  • Experience with analytical methods (SDS-PAGE, Lowry, Bradford, Biuret, enzymology(.
  • Experience with sterile work – advantage.
  • Experience in purification of proteins – advantage.



  • Strong knowledge of proteins purification methods – advantage.
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative/self-motivated
  • Drive
  • Organization and Time management


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. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
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Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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