Careers

At Mersana, we all share a singular passion and vision: To dramatically improve the lives of people with cancer. We know that what each and every one of us does matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun. 

If you share our passion to deliver an evolutionary leap in cancer patient care and our drive to tackle difficult challenges in a dynamic and collaborative environment, then please submit your resume or CV to careers@mersana.com.


ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Principal/Senior Scientist, Protein Characterization ADC - mAb (CMC)

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to support the analytical characterization of Mersana’s Antibodies and ADCs within our CMC Analytical Chemistry group.  Since we are on the cutting edge of a new therapeutic category with its own unique testing requirements, we will take your existing expertise in analytical development, method development, validation/qualification and transfer, and complement it with our knowledge of polymer and small molecule chemistry.  You’ll also have an opportunity to form close partnerships with CMOs, CROs and internal stakeholders.  If you are passionate about our science and a curious scientist who enjoys being creative and not afraid to be challenged, this is a great opportunity to have an impact on Mersana’s unique novel platform.  We will work as a team to expand our knowledge base of our ADCs in order to enable their evolution towards optimized cancer therapies.  You will be immersed in a learning organization, with a need to bring an open mind and an interest in mastering this new therapeutic space at a rapid pace.   As part of a growing company you will have the potential to hire and mentor staff and build processes that will drive innovation, teamwork and efficiency within the organization. 

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Scientist/Senior Scientist, mAb & ADC Analytics

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will be joining a growing organization working on cutting edge ADC technologies that present various interesting characterization challenges. You will have the opportunity to develop, troubleshoot, innovate and qualify analytical methods for complex biologics like ADCs. There will be ample opportunity for innovation by implementing new analytical methods, processes and learning new techniques. Our team strives for continuous learning and improvement, so you will not be dedicated to particular assays. Your great results and insights will drive decision-making in lead candidate selection, and you will be able to showcase results at relevant conferences. As one of the scientists on the Platform Discovery team, your decisions will influence the analytical strategies that we pursue. As the team continues to grow, you will be expected to hire, mentor and train junior scientists. This largely will be a laboratory-based role, but you also will be able to leverage your excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills as an Analytical representative on platform technology and pipeline project teams. As a project representative, you will work closely with teammates in Chemistry, Biology and Bioconjugation to speed the production of ADCs and gain insight to the ADC’s behavior in vivo. Therefore, you will form close partnerships across Mersana and may also work with external collaborators. This will help Mersana to advance new ADCs toward lead candidate status and ultimately, expand its clinical pipeline.

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BIOCONJUGATION

Director/Associate Director, Bioconjugation

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will lead Discovery bioconjugation activities at Mersana. You will initiate and shape close partnerships with Chemistry, Biology, Analytical and CMC colleagues within a framework of projects aimed at discovery of ADC clinical candidates. Your leadership will critically influence Mersana’s pipeline at an exciting time in our company’s journey. You will report to the Senior Director, Discovery Chemistry and Bioconjugation and will be a member of the Discovery Chemistry Leadership Team.

You will champion the development of new conjugation technologies integrated with the novel discovery platforms being developed by Mersana. You will also have the opportunity to identify and implement improvements to Mersana current platforms. You will effectively influence the strategic direction of scientific pursuit at Mersana by applying and sharing your Antibody Drug Conjugate science knowledge and experience. You will clearly communicate strategies, progress and challenges to key stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to manage direct reports and to ensure their professional growth as well as project success.

 

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Senior Scientist, Bioconjugation

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of new ADC platform technologies, bioconjugation technologies, and pipeline candidates. Specifically, you will drive innovation and optimization related to the preparation, purification and characterization of novel ADCs for Mersana and its partners.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to initiate, direct and execute scientific research aimed at innovation and bioconjugation process improvements. Your expertise in working with protein conjugates will add value to our team, expanding our knowledge base of our ADCs and enable their timely progression towards breakthrough cancer therapies.  You will be immersed in a learning and team-focused environment, where demonstration of an open mind and interest in mastering this new therapeutic space, and close collaboration with fellow team members are keys to your success. 

 

As part of a growing company, you will have the ability to mentor junior staff.  You will represent Bioconjugation and work closely with teammates in Chemistry, Biology, and Analytical Chemistry, both internally and with collaboration partners, on technology and pipeline teams to advance new technologies and ADCs towards the clinic. 

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BIOLOGY

Senior/Principal Scientist, Biology Project Team Leader

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will have the opportunity to drive oncology drug discovery projects and define antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for clinical development by applying rigorous scientific thought, experimentation and leadership. You will make a great impact on Mersana’s pipeline at this extraordinary stage of the company’s development. You will report to the Senior Director, Head of Biology and join the Biology Leadership Team.

 

You will lead cross-functional discovery teams to establish strategy, identify key go/no go experiments, and design, execute, supervise experiments and interpretation of results. Ultimately you will deliver clinical development candidates with rich preclinical data packages that include in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, and author regulatory documents to support clinical development. You will clearly communicate strategy, progress, challenges to management and key stakeholders; represent the company at scientific meetings and in high-impact publications. You will have the opportunity to manage direct report(s) to ensure their professional growth as well as project success.

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Scientist/Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Discovery

What’s in it for you?

We are seeking a dynamic scientist with immunology or immuno-oncology experience to join a team of scientists that are developing Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) spanning target identification, lead selection, and development into clinical candidates. In this role, you will have the opportunity to impact Mersana’s growing pipeline of leading edge ADCs through discovering and delivering innovative strategies aimed at modulating tumor immune responses. You will utilize multidisciplinary approaches to select targets for Mersana’s ADC platforms and support chemistry teams in discovery and optimization of novel ADC platforms geared towards expanding Mersana’s drug discovery pipeline. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated PhD scientist with a passion to develop cancer therapeutics to immerse her/himself into pharmaceutical drug development from concept to early clinical development.  What you will bring to Mersana is a deep understanding of tumor immunology, a mechanism driven approach to drug development, strong abilities in critical thinking, research/technical skills, independence, flexibility, and willingness to learn and implement new technologies.

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DMPK

Associate Scientist, DMPK/Clinical Pharmacology

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will have an opportunity to work closely with both clinical and nonclinical peers and grow your experience in DMPK and clinical pharmacology. This role will have a great impact to Mersana at this extraordinary stage of the company’s development, specifically, you will assist in non-clinical & clinical PK, PD data analysis, and spend some of your time interacting with internal and external partners to manage reagents & documents. You will be immersed in a learning organization, where you can bring an open mind and be ready to learn new concepts and tools. 

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QUALITY ASSURANCE

Director, QA Operations

What’s in it for you?

  • In this role, you will have an opportunity to build a phase appropriate Quality Management System (QMS)
  • You will make quality decisions that will influence the success and progression of Mersana’s clinical pipeline
  • You will have the opportunity to promote and advance the quality culture at Mersana
  • You will have the opportunity to create an influential and collaborative relationship for Quality across Mersana
  • You will be accountable for the Quality Assurance Operations function and batch decisions for Mersana’s clinical products
  • You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from technical experts internal and external to Mersana through collaboration and partnerships
  • As part of a growing company you will have the ability to mentor staff and build processes that will drive innovation, teamwork and efficiency within the organization
  • To be successful, you must have broad experience in a Quality Assurance role supporting; GLP, GCP, GMP and enjoy working in a fast-paced GxP environment
  • This role reports directly to the Head of Quality. Together, you will promote a culture of quality and operational excellence
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Manager/Senior Manager, Enterprise Applications

What’s in it for you?

In this role, you will have an opportunity to help a fast-growing life sciences organization build a robust IT applications portfolio.  This is a high impact, high visibility role!  You will form close partnerships with many departments across the company and immediately have influence on not only the applications but also business processes, operational efficiency, and vendor management. You will be immersed in a fast paced, collaborative environment which values its employees and prides itself on its unique culture.  As a hands-on leader, you will have the opportunity to learn many different facets of a small to mid-size life sciences company as well as work with some extremely talented teams. 

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FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Director, Revenue and Technical Accounting

What’s in it for you?

Mersana is looking for a highly motivated, experienced technical accountant who is looking for the opportunity to build an in house revenue accounting and technical review function.  In addition to the day to day of building and running two areas of extreme importance to the company, you will build our ability to forecast and plan our collaboration revenue plan and lead the Company’s accounting efforts to prepare for existing and potential collaborations.  You will build policies around collaboration revenues and drive our SEC disclosures in those areas.  You will also build our cost accounting policies and procedures as we scale our manufacturing to support clinical development with our partners.

Supporting the revenue, cost and technical areas, you will review the impact of new or proposed accounting standards, interpretations or regulations from the FASB, AICPA, PCAOB, EITF, and SEC, and communicate impact to management. You will drive the close process in your areas, including the preparation and/or review of certain monthly journal entries and account reconciliations; the quarterly financial reviews, and year end audit, and provide guidance to finance to ensure significant transactions are properly forecasted and disclosed.  You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our legal group and work closely with our Accounting team to determine treatment of new material agreements.  You’ll also work with Mersana’s Business Development team on potential new deals and you’ll assist with specific projects and initiatives (e.g., system enhancements and upgrades, process improvements).  As a public company, it is important for Mersana that you are ensuring compliance with internal controls over financial reporting including maintaining documentation and supporting control testing processes. 

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