Protein Expression Sciences Intern, Summer 2019

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Jan 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

These positions are in Protein Expression Sciences in Tarrytown, NY. There are 4 openings for Summer 2019. Each opening is described below.

Position 1:
The internship will focus on screening a library of antibodies in mammalian cells. Antibodies are heterodimeric proteins composed of two heavy chains and two light chains that bind antigens through their variable domains. The project will screen a library of heavy and light chains to identify antibodies that bind novel antigens. The intern will gain experience in a diverse set of molecular biology techniques including, PCR, restriction enzyme digests, ligations, bacterial transformations and sequencing. Additional cell culture techniques will involve mammalian cell culture, transfections, and flow cytometry.

Position 2:
The internship will evaluate new methodologies for expressing bispecific antibodies. A bispecific antibody contains two different antigen binding arms allowing the bispecific antibody to bind two unique targets. This project will construct new bispecific antibody plasmids with the goal of optimizing overall bispecific expression in mammalian cells. The intern will gain experience in a diverse set of molecular biology techniques including, PCR, restriction enzyme digests, ligations, bacterial transformations and sequencing. Additional cell culture techniques will involve mammalian cell culture and transfections, and flow cytometry.

Position 3:
The internship will evaluate new methodologies to improve antibody expression in CHO stable cell lines. Expression of recombinant antibodies in CHO cells may be limiting due to a bottleneck generated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). This project will focus on evaluating known activators of ER stress as well as their role in expansion of the endoplasmic reticulum, with the overall goal of improving antibody expression in CHO cells. The candidate will gain experience in basic cell biology techniques, western blot analysis, microscopy and flow cytometry.

Position 4:
The internship will evaluate new processes to identify antibody expressing CHO stable cell lines. Early identification of high titer antibody expressing cell lines is an important step in the development of antibody therapeutics. The project will evaluate high-throughput automated methods to screen and identify CHO cells lines that express high levels of therapeutic antibodies. The candidate will gain experience in basic cell culture techniques as well as exposure to automated liquid handlers.

Start building your skills at Regeneron.

• Must be an undergraduate student

• Must be pursuing a degree in Biomedical/Biochemical Engineering or Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunology or related fields)

• Must have completed 1-2 semesters of coursework in any of the following: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology.

• Familiarity with basic aseptic techniques and general molecular biology techniques such as PCR and transformation.

General Intern Program Information:

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

• Summer Program is full-time (~40 hrs/wk) for at least 10 weeks 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 weekly 1 hour Intern Program events: learn about other areas of the company from VPs and other employees, soft skills workshops, networking, volunteering, and more!

• Present to your team on your summer project

Transportation and Housing:

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

• Get to know other incoming Interns on our closed LinkedIn page when you accept an offer

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.