R&D Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Feb 23, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
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.
Regeneron is seeking a highly motivated and experienced in vivo biologist with a master's or bachelor's degree to join a group working on development of therapeutics for the treatment of infectious diseases. Incumbent should be highly skilled in in vivo mouse techniques and have experience carrying out experiments and performing data analysis with minimum supervision. Specific skills required include injections through multiple routes including IP, IV, IN, and sub-Q as well as organ harvest and blood collection via various routes. Experience with T-cell characterization and functional T-cell assays is highly desirable. Experience with mouse models of infectious disease is desirable. Experience with in vitro techniques such as ELISA, flow cytometry, qPCR, and cell culture is preferred. Incumbent should be able to perform routine tasks involved in virus research, including basic safety procedures in a BSL2 environment. This position will involve working in a fast-paced, stimulating environment and is ideally suited for someone interested in greatly expanding their skills and knowledge base.

Incumbent will function as an in-vivo lead on multiple projects. The ultimate goal is to design, validate and develop immunotherapeutic reagents for the treatment and/or prevention of virus infections.
In this role he or she will:
Maintain and culture viruses as necessary
Develop in vitro and in vivo models of virus infection
Perform basic immunological assays
Evaluate therapeutics in vitro using basic molecular biology/immunological assays.
Evaluate therapeutics in vivo using mouse models of infectious diseases

• TECHNICAL SKILLS: In vivo mouse models, T-cell functional assays, ELISA, qPCR, cell culture, virus propagation.

• CORE COMPETENCIES: Incumbent should be well skilled in working with the mouse model and handling live animals. Experience in infectious disease models is preferred. Experience with T-cell assays is highly preferred. Understanding and previous experience on virology and immunology would be distinct advantages.

• Experience:

• Master's desired.
4-8 years of 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.

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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.