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. Regeneron is seeking a highly motivated R&D Associate to join a group focused on development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of infectious diseases. Infectious disease experience is not required. Applicants highly skilled in some of the following techniques will be given preference . virology techniques including handling of retro/lenti viruses and associated cell assays for assessment of virus infection, multicolor flow cytometry, IF microscopy. Must have experience carrying out experiments and performing data analysis with minimum supervision. Applicants should be able to perform routine tasks involved in virus research, including basic safety procedures in a BSL2 environment BSL3 experience is a plus . Must either have experience or be willing to learn to work with small animal models. This position will involve working in a fast-paced, group-oriented, stimulating environment and is ideally suited for someone interested in greatly expanding their skills and knowledge base . Responsibilities. These are the most critical responsibilities. Incumbent will function as part of a virology research group. The ultimate goal is to design, validate and develop therapeutic reagents for the treatment and/or prevention of virus infections . In this role he or she will . Maintain a virology laboratory working routinely in a BSL2+ environment biosafety level 2 or higher . Utilize techniques in cell biology and virology to culture viruses as necessary, perform ELISAs and viral growth assays, including plaque formation and cytopathic effect assays . Perform standard molecular biology techniques on DNA/RNA and protein reagents e.g. DNA/RNA extraction, RT-PCR/PCR, plasmid cloning, Western blot analysis . Evaluate infectious disease models for immunological parameters . Evaluate therapeutics in vitro using basic molecular biology/immunological assays . Evaluate therapeutics in vivo using mouse models of infectious diseases . Requirements. TECHNICAL SKILLS . Cell culture, virology, basic molecular biology/biochemistry, flow cytometry, microscopy . CORE COMPETENCIES . Incumbent should be able to perform tasks involved in running a virology/immunology research including viral culture techniques and basic safety procedures in BSL2 laboratory and proper storage and handling of viruses. Experience with plate based cell assays, multicolor flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopy is preferred. Understanding and previous experience on virology and immunology would be distinct advantages . Experience . Required . MS/BS with minimum 0-2+ years experience. Desired - Master's with at least 2 years research experience . 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.