Scientist (Protein Biochemistry)

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Jan 19, 2019
Ref
15041BR
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full 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.

Summary
We are seeking a biophysical chemist to provide analytical protein characterization through the use of cutting-edge biophysical technologies in the Protein Biochemistry group at Regeneron. The qualified candidate will be responsible for providing in-depth biophysical and biochemical characterization of therapeutic proteins to support mid-late stage development programs. The candidate is expected to take on a leading role in applying a diverse array of advanced biophysical techniques to deepen our knowledge of late stage biotherapeutic proteins and their inherent heterogeneity to support regulatory application.

Responsibilities
  • Independently designs and conducts protein biophysical and biochemical experiments; analyzes data to elucidate quality attributes of therapeutic protein candidates and/or products.
  • Provides biophysical support for both upstream and downstream functional groups; helps solve development problems in real-time.
  • Takes a leading role in late stage development efforts to characterize size/charge variants, protein-ligand complexes, and high concentration protein solutions of therapeutic protein drug candidates.
  • Documents experiments, results and findings in electronic laboratory notebook; presents work at group and department meetings; contributes to drafting of analytical characterization reports, regulatory submission sections, and peer-reviewed articles for publication.
  • May serve as a team representative in drug candidate-specific development team meetings, and share knowledge and expertise of biophysical chemistry at cross-function team meetings.
  • May provide some assistance to Research Associates conducting research and developmental work.
  • Participates in the general lab and instrument maintenance.

Requirements
  • PhD in biophysical chemistry, molecular biophysics, or biochemistry with 0-3 years post-doctoral training in analytical protein characterization; experience in or collaboration with the biopharmaceutical industry is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of biophysical techniques to study one or more of the following: protein-ligand complex formation, protein aggregation pathways, and/or high concentration protein solution dynamics.
  • Experience with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and/or Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) techniques is required
  • Demonstrated expertise in light scattering (static and/or dynamic) and spectroscopic (e.g. CD, fluorescence, and/or FTIR) principles and applications for analysis of proteins and/or hands-on experience in performing and trouble-shooting size-based (e.g. SEC, CE-SDS, and/or AUC) and charge-based (e.g. icIEF, IEX) separation techniques.
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to plan, design, implement and analyze laboratory experimentation to advance projects.
  • Strong command of general protein folding, structure, and thermodynamics.
  • High degree of proficiency in a variety of computer software for acquiring and analyzing light scattering, capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopic, and/or chromatographic data (e.g. ASTRA, 32 Karat, Empower).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • A proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals is a plus.
  • A passion for science and innovation with a strong commitment to continual improvement and making significant contributions in a team environment.

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.

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