Research Associate, Ophthalmology

Tarrytown, New York, US
Jul 13, 2018
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

The Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a motivated and collaborative individual to be responsible for molecular and cell biological laboratory work and perform animal studies to support a range of ongoing projects. Experience with molecular cloning techniques, including plasmid design and construction, DNA manipulation, RNA isolation, PCR, sequence analysis is required. This individual will also be responsible for execution of biological experiments necessary to develop animal models and deliver experimental therapeutic reagents. Experience with mammalian cell and tissue culture is also necessary.


- Molecular Biology: Cloning, PCR, restriction digest, Gibson cloning, DNA preps, sequence analysis and electrophoresis.
- Cell Biology: maintaining, expanding and transfecting cell lines.
- Proteins: Western blotting, ELISAs and basic Flow-Cytometry.
-Desired In vivo: Mouse handling and basic procedures (keep records, tissues collection, histology, microscopy and image analysis of ocular tissues), perform eye surgeries.
- Establish and maintain cell culture systems and perform in vitro experiments.

In addition to these laboratory skills, the successful candidate will:
- Maintain accurate records in electronic notebook.
- Analyze experimental data and present results in small and large group meetings.
- Collaborate both within the group and across Regeneron.
- Statistical concepts and practical data analysis skills with experience in Excel, Prism, Photoshop.
- Keep up-to-date with literature in current molecular biology technologies.

Candidates should have experience with MacVector, Microsoft Office, Sequencher, web-based genomic databases (Ensembl, NCBI, UCSC genome browser, etc...).

Candidates must be flexible and be able to multitask while handling shifting priorities.

The successful candidate will have a BS and 3-4+ years' experience or MS with 1-2+ years' experience. Strong knowledge of molecular biology, virology, and genetics is required. In vivo experience to develop animal models pertaining to ophthalmic diseases is also required.

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.