Co-op - Purification Development Lab Automation, Spring & Summer 2020

Tarrytown, NY
Sep 25, 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.

This position is in Purification Development within Preclinical Manufacturing & Process Development in Tarrytown, NY. There are 2 positions for Spring AND Summer (full time, about 7 months from January to August 2020). Each opening is described below.

Position 1:
This student will support daily activities of designing clinical and commercial purification processes for promising antibody treatments in addition to supporting technology development through automating and streamlining existing and new workflows.

• Gain experience in operation Hamilton and Tecan robotic liquid handling systems, and possibly AKTA liquid chromatography systems.

• Assist with clinical and commercial purification process development and gain experience in polishing chromatography, laboratory workflow automation, antibody fundamentals, quality by design, among others.

• Independent research project to automate and streamline existing and new workflows.

• Assist in daily lab operation to ensure proper maintenance of equipment and availability of buffers.

• Work under mentorship of a process development engineer.

Position 2:
The student will primarily be responsible for routine automation support on various liquid handling robots. The student will assist in running platform analytical assays on the liquid handlers for routine sample characterization in support of upstream/ downstream development. Additionally, student will perform (i) daily bench top lab operations to develop knowledge of basic lab techniques (ii) weekly lab organizational activities and (iii) may assist with testing and development of automated analytical assays on various liquid handing platforms.

Start building your skills at Regeneron

• Must be a 3rd year or above

• Major in chemical engineering, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, data science with an interest in laboratory automation

• Experience with functional or object oriented programming (R, Python, Java, Scala) desired

• Experience with automated liquid handling- Experience working with the Hamiltons and/or Tecans desired

• Academic research/industry experience in laboratory setting for >0.5yrs, pipetting, buffer preparation

• Ability to balance multiple concurrent projects, and the drive to scrutinize and improve existing workflows.

General Co-op Program Information

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

• Program is full-time (40 hrs/wk) & 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 regular 1 hour Co-op Program events: learn about other areas of the company from employees, soft skills workshops, networking, volunteering, and more

• Present to your team on your project(s)

Transportation and Housing

• 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.