Immuno-Oncology Co-op

Tarrytown, New York, US
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Part time
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.

In Dec 2013, Science magazine designated Cancer Immunotherapy as the "breakthrough of the year." Since that time, many new immunotherapy drugs have become available or are under development as tools to fight human cancers. One area of active research involves improving the ability of T cells to recognize and appropriately respond to cancer cell. As an example, antibodies that recognize and block PD-1 interactions improve anti-tumor responses in a number of cancer types. Drugs in this class have become an important treatment option for the clinical oncologist.

This person will be working in Oncology & Angiogenesis in Tarrytown, NY. This position is for Spring AND Summer (full time, about 7 months from January to August 2019).

The aim of this project is to better understand how selected immuno-oncology agents affect T cell function and anti-tumor responsiveness. The student will learn how to efficiently isolate different immune cell types from human blood. These immune cells will be tested with various immuno-oncology agents using different in vitro assays. In some cases, the immune cells may be modulated (activation, differentiation, etc) prior to testing. The student will also perform characterization of the immune cells using methods such as multi-color flow cytometry and cytokine characterization, for example.

Start building your skills at Regeneron.

• Must be a rising undergrad senior or graduate student

• Must have had coursework or lab work in immunology and have done some experiments using aseptic techniques (ex: routine culturing of mammalian cell lines)

• Must have knowledge and/or experience in performing flow cytometry

• Preferred if student has done isolations and/or manipulation of primary cells, especially immune cell, such as B cells, T cells, etc.

General Co-op Program Information:

• Must be enrolled in, or accepted to, an academic program pursuing a Master's degree

• Program is full-time (40 hrs/wk) 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 regular 1 hour Co-op Program events: learn about other areas of the company from employees, soft skills workshops, networking, volunteering, and more!

• Present to your team on your project(s)

Transportation and Housing:

• A free shuttle is offered from the North White Plains or Tarrytown train stations to the Tarrytown campus

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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