R&D Associate, Infectious Diseases
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. We are seeking a talented and motivated microbiologist/immunologist to join a laboratory working on immunotherapy of infectious disease. This candidate will be required to . 1. Evaluate target antibodies in vivo run animal models of infectious disease . 2. Maintain and culture microorganisms as necessary microbiological growth, culture, storage . 3. Evaluate target antibodies in vitro assys such as ELISA, cell proliferation assays, phagocytic assays, flow cytometry, MICs and immunofluorescence . Responsibilities The candidate must be self-motivated, enthusiastic about science and have the ability to perform both in vitro and in vivo laboratory work . Interest in working with rodents is essential . prior experience handling rodents and ability to perform intravenous injections will be a distinct advantage . Incumbent should be skilled in microbiology and have practical experience to carry out experiments designed to answer specific questions as defined within the project. These may include cell proliferation assays, phagocytic assays and other cell-based assays . Incumbent should be able to perform routine tasks involved in running a microbiology laboratory including knowledge of routine sterile microbiological techniques, basic safety procedures in BL2 laboratory and correct storage and handling of bacteria . Experience in cloning is helpful . Incumbent must demonstrate ability to design and execute experiments based on protocols or published literature, analyze data, interpret results and reports findings to management . A general understanding of microbiology and general immunology would also be helpful. The successful candidate will need to be highly organized, flexible and have experience working with teams . An individual with experience using flow cytometers will have a considerable advantage . Requirements Minimum Years of Experience . 2 years experience in a laboratory after obtaining Bachelors degree or equivalent. Interest/desire to work with rodents . Sterile technique and handling/growing bacteria and mammalian cells in BSL2 laboratory . Skilled in microbiological growth assays, phagocytosis assays and cell based assays . Experience with molecular biology and biochemical techniques such as running ELISAs, western blots, cloning . 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 . 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.