Lead Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scientist

Location
Tarrytown, New York, US
Posted
Jun 04, 2018
Ref
13245BR
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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
The successful candidate will be Imaging Team's Lead Magnetic Resonance (MR) Scientist for preclinical and translational small animal model research. This role will work in close collaboration with scientists from all therapeutic areas, technology teams, and other Imaging scientists to design, execute, supervise, interpret, and support small animal MRI/MRS experiments using internal resources and equipment, and as appropriate, in large animals in conjunction with CRO or collaborators. This role will be the key technical expert for Regeneron scientists in any experiment involving MRI, MRS, DWI/DTI, fMRI, or any related technologies. Current investigations include fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), neurodegeneration, atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and immuno-oncology, among many others. Projects are always changing as new ideas and opportunities present themselves.

Responsibilities
- Collaborate with directors, research scientists and associates to review project portfolios, evaluate potential applications, and design appropriate MRI strategies or studies with appropriate quantitative endpoints
- Serve as primary person responsible for experiment execution, including animal handling, MR operation, and data analysis, in conjunction with supervision of Imaging, Research, or CRO personnel as appropriate
- Review data and results with collaborators, providing expert interpretation and analyses, designing and supervising follow-up experiments as necessary
- Stay abreast of novel technologies and methods and integrate new technology as appropriate for our applications
- Collaborate with other senior imaging scientists to collectively address application needs, review internal technology capabilities, design evaluation projects, and develop novel solutions to address shortcomings
- Prepare clear, concise and communicative presentations and documentation for collaborators, other team members, and senior management
Requirements
The position requires a PhD in Medical Physics, Bioengineering, Biology, or similar, and three years of relevant experience with preclinical in vivo imaging applications using animal models.

Additional requirements:
- A proven history of independent investigations, innovative thinking, time and effort management, strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across departments
- Past experience in study design, execution, and interpretation of MR experiments in small animal models across a breadth of therapeutic areas

- Past experience with small animal handling, including the administration of contrast agents and anesthesia
- Image visualization and analysis using platforms such as Osirix, Amira, VivoQuant or similar
- Fundamentals of biostatistics

Other requirements:
- A passion for biology and helping others
- Exceptional critical thinking, attention to detail, and strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
- Ability to shift focus between multiple projects while still meeting deadlines
- A proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a larger project
- A dedication to share, collaborate, and lift up others

This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

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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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: 13245BR