Inflammatory & Immune Diseases Intern, Summer 2018

Tarrytown, New York
Mar 20, 2018
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Part time
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 Inflammatory & Immune Diseases in Tarrytown, NY. There are 2 openings for Summer 2018. Each opening is described below.

Position 1: The student will perform ongoing research on allergy and autoimmune diseases, as part of the Inflammation and Immunity department. As part of this group, the student will perform in vitro screening cell-based assays using human cells to assessing efficacy of therapeutic candidate molecules. The project involves performing cell culture and stimulation, ELISA/MSD and Flow Cytometry. The student will also participate in in vivo experiments with the group (collection and processing of mouse tissue samples).

Position 2: The student will:
• Prepare and optimize protocol to expand tumor reactive T cells from syngeneic tumor bearing mice to investigate the anti-cancer response
• Prepare and optimize normal B cell and T cell activation protocols from various donor sources to investigate the expression of surface markers using flow cytometry.
• Prepare and optimize protocols to investigate the intracellular signaling of immune suppressive agents as bioassays.

Position 3: Single nucleotide polymorphisms of gene A have been associated with intestinal inflammation, colon tumorigenesis and certain autoimmune diseases. In in vitro stimulation assays, gene A has been suggested to function as a negative regulator of T cell proliferation and activation. Similar family members have been recently shown to shape local intestinal T cell compartments in order to promote normal gut development and tissue integrity during intestinal dysbiosis. In-house generated reporter mice showed strong expression of gene A in intestinal epithelial cells. In addition, our preliminary studies identified an altered intraepithelial T cell compartment in the small intestine of gene A-deficient mice. These observations suggest a potential role for gene A in mediating the interplay between intestinal epithelial cells and immune cells.

The student will work on a project focusing on exploring the contribution of gene A to intraepithelial immune system development and function in the presence and absence of disease. Techniques that will be used include flow cytometry, quantitative real-time PCR and cytokine measurement assays.

Start building your skills at Regeneron.
• Must be an undergraduate student
• Must be pursuing a degree in Biology or Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology, or related
• Must have general laboratory practice, including experience with cell culture and ELISA
• Must be enthusiastic about science and willing to learn new skills

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: 11750BR