Research Associate, Viral Vector Technologies

Location
Tarrytown, New York, US
Posted
May 05, 2018
Ref
12873BR
Discipline
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full 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.

Summary
Regeneron is currently seeking a talented and motivated Research Associate to join a technology development group which aims to develop novel viral-based vectors. The successful candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, virology, and cell biology. Incumbent should be able to work methodically and with minimal supervision. His/her main goal will be to design and produce viral vectors, and to characterize them by performing various in vitro and in vivo assays. Experience with tissue culture and handling cell lines is required.
Specific experience should include basic molecular biology, protein expression assays, mammalian cell culture, and manipulation and purification of viruses in BSL2 conditions.

Responsibilities
In his/her role within the team, the incumbent will have to:
1. Maintain, transfect, and transduce mammalian cell cultures
2. Manage and organize large quantities of tissue culture plates
3. Produce, purify, quantify, and characterize viral vectors
4. Develop and test new conditions of viral vector production and purification
5. Perform basic molecular biology assays (Cloning, Western blotting, DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, etc.)
6. Perform basic biochemical/immunological assays (ELISA, flow cytometry)
7. Manipulate viral vectors in BSL2 cell culture
8. Analyze and present data
9. Maintain lab supplies and help with lab organization

Requirements
TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Cell culture, virology, basic molecular biology/biochemistry, cell biology, flow cytometry, experience with virus purification

CORE COMPETENCIES:
- Incumbent must have experience in cell culture technique
- Incumbent should be skilled in designing well-controlled experiments that can provide reliable results
- Incumbent should be able to analyze data and extract conclusions
- Incumbent should have experience with basic safety procedures and sterile techniques required for BSL2 laboratory function
- A general understanding of microbiology and general immunology is preferred
- Understanding of and experience with in vitro assays with viral vectors will be a distinct advantage
- Some experience with virus purification is strongly desired

Minimum 3 years of research experience. Master's degree desired.

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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.

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Requisition Number: 12873BR