Therapeutic Proteins Intern, Summer 2018

Tarrytown, New York
Mar 20, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

These positions are in Therapeutic Antibodies in Tarrytown, NY. There are 4 openings for Summer 2018. Each opening is described below.

Position 1: The student will be supporting the velocimmune development in antibody therapeutic by performing experiment using label free technology (Biacore/Octet/Kinexa). Specifically using Octet/Biacore in validating binding interaction for screening reagent constructs and comparator mAb supernatant . Also, supporting the development of functional assay on the Octet by looking at receptor-ligand interaction between cross-species and other potential binding partners for velocimmune targets. Other specific projects will be performing different binding formats of epitope mapping for secondary characterization of lead mAb from CH and BST. Final projects will be performing solution equilibrium binding on the Kinexa system for affinity on protein-protein interaction, multivalent or cell surface targets.

Position 2: The student will be working in the High-Throughput Luminex group within the Therapeutic Proteins Department. The internship is intended to provide an overview and instruction of the Luminex primary screening process with a focus on a designed research project, culminating in a presentation of the completed project to the Luminex group. The currently planned project is to evaluate several proteins to determine the best capture/sandwich methods and competition assay for the one of the antibody platform. Additional projects, such as automation and other new technologies within the group, can be explored depending on the time constraints and performance of the studies and needs of the group.

Position 3: The student will work on a project involving research on B-cell hybridomas and technology development. This will be an opportunity to learn both techniques related to hybridoma antibody isolation as well as B-cell and antibody biology. We are seeking a self-motivated, science-minded individual who will strive to contribute to the research goals of the group. Job duties will include sterile tissue culture, immunoscreening and flow cytometry.

Position 4: The student will work on a project that involves developing and optimizing conditions for novel approaches of immunization in order to improve efficiency of immunogen delivery and generation of immune responses. The research will also include investigating new adjuvants that can enhance the humoral and/or cell-mediated immune response to the immunogens. The intern will assist in evaluating immune responses using techniques such as ELISA, MSD, ELISPOT, and Flow Cytometry and work closely with other members in Therapeutic Proteins Department and will have the opportunity to present the findings in group meetings.

Start building your skills at Regeneron.
• Must be an undergraduate student
• Must be pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biology, or similar with knowledge of basic immunology
• Technical skills not essential
• Must be enthusiastic and interested in developing research skills in immunology and presentation skills
• Experience in a laboratory, including sterile tissue culture technique, pipetting, and buffer prep a plus

General Intern Program Information:
• Must be enrolled in, or accepted to, an academic program pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, PhD or PharmD
• Summer Program is full-time (~40 hrs/wk) for at least 10 weeks and is paid
• Prefer demonstrated leadership in areas such as campus activities, clubs, sports or the community
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• You will work with a specific manager on a project(s)
• Enjoy weekly 1 hour Intern Program events: learn about other areas of the company from VPs and other employees, soft skills workshops, networking, volunteering, and more!
• Present to your team on your summer project

Transportation and Housing:
• A free shuttle is offered from the North White Plains or Tarrytown train stations to the Tarrytown campus
• Get to know other incoming Interns on our closed LinkedIn page when you accept an offer

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 11283BR