Pre-Therapeutic Target Discovery Intern, Summer 2019

Tarrytown, NY
Feb 17, 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 Pre-Therapeutic Target Discovery in Tarrytown, NY. There are 2 openings for Summer 2019. Each opening is described below.

Position 1:
The student will participate in a project to investigate cytokines within tumor microenvironments. Our intern will be given the opportunity to learn how to culture tumor cell lines, to collect and prepare tumor samples, to run multiplex cytokine assays, and to analyze data using Prism software. Depending on how the project progresses, the opportunity may exist to learn some flow cytometry. The project will culminate in a short presentation given to the PTTD team at the end of the internship.

Position 2:
Our research group is working on obtaining a better understanding of the function of a type of endocrine cell, the enterochromaffin cell, that is located in the epithelial lining of the small intestine. Enterochromaffin cell dysfunction may play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, and these cells are the most common source of tumors of the small intestine. To better understand how enterochromaffin cells function, we are looking at changes in the intestine when specific proteins are genetically deleted from enterochromaffin cells, and when specific receptors in the cell membrane of enterochromaffin cells are stimulated. These studies require that we understand the effects of these manipulations on individual cells. We would like the help of a summer intern to investigate how a specific receptor expressed in the cell membrane of enterochromaffin cells generates intracellular signals, using cells in culture. The skills employed in this position will be transfection of cells with plasmids that code for the receptor of interest, maintenance of cells in culture, and analysis of cell signaling assays.

Start building your skills at Regeneron.

• Must be an undergraduate student

• Must be pursuing a degree in Biology, Chemistry, or any biomedical related science

• (Position 2) Must be willing to learn sterile cell culture techniques.

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.

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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.