R&D Associate - Neurodegenerative Diseases

Tarrytown, NY
Aug 13, 2019
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Associate Degree
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.

We are seeking a talented and motivated R&D Associate / Specialist to join our highly dynamic neuroscience team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and execution of experiments to understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, discover new therapeutic targets and validate novel therapeutic strategies. We are looking to recruit a candidate with in vitro experience and strong in vivo expertise in neuroscience and models of neurodegenerative disease.
Candidates who aspire to become part of an innovative and scientifically inspiring environment, who take initiative and bring new ideas, enjoy collaborating within and outside of a team, have a passion for scientific discovery, face challenges with a positive attitude, can multitask and work independently, and are dedicated to high quality research, are strongly encouraged to apply.


• Perform cell culture and cell-based assays with immortalized cell lines and primary neurons.

• Evaluate misfolded protein uptake, aggregation and spread using biochemistry, immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

• Test novel therapeutic strategies in in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases.

• Assist with mouse colony management, perform animal handling, behavioral assays, tissue dissection and collection in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.

• Survey current and relevant literature to expand scientific and technical knowledge, optimize and develop new assays and bring innovative ideas.

• Perform advanced data analysis as well as troubleshooting with minimal supervision.

• Keep up-to-date and well-organized records of experiments.

• Contribute to writing of protocols and articles for publication.

• Communicate and report experimental findings at group and departmental meetings.


Minimum Years of Experience: At least BS + 2 / MS +1 Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related discipline. The candidate should have hands-on experience in a laboratory research setting and be comfortable conducting experiments that support both in vitro and in vivo efforts. Industry or academic experience in animal handling/behavior, biochemical, molecular biology, cell culture and cell-based techniques is preferred. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required.

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.