R&D Specialist (Assay Development)

Tarrytown, NY
Oct 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors 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.


R&D Specialists in the Assay Development Group (ADG) perform immunoassays under minimal supervision and troubleshoot assay-related problems with minimal assistance of his/her supervisor and may suggest modifications to protocols. They read literature related to project assignments and relevant regulatory documents.


• Designs and performs immunoassays (e.g., ELISA) under minimal supervision, based on protocols provided by supervisor and other scientists. Troubleshoots assay-related problems with minimal assistance of his/her supervisor. May suggest modifications to protocols. Assists with screening of reagents for use in immunoassay methods.

• Performs multiple assays within the same day.

• Reads literature related to project assignments. Reads relevant regulatory documents for ligand binding, biomarker and immunogenicity assays.

• May assist with evaluation of new technologies for the development of immunoassays using new formats or techniques.

• Interacts with peers and keeps supervisor informed on progress of work.

• Summarizes and presents results to supervisor in a logical manner, verbally and in written reports. Delivers presentations related to project assignments within department.

• Communicates effectively with supervisor and other personnel within ADG. May discuss reagent needs and/or services with outside vendors. May communicate with other groups within the company on specific projects.

• Writes assay validation protocols with minimal subsequent edits for review by supervisor and/or Study Director. Initiates planning of validation experiments and secures resources and reagents for validation. Performs validation experiments and summarizes results in a tabular manner. Drafts validation reports and bioanalytical method procedures (BMPs) for review by the Study Director.

• Performs Long Term Stability (LTS) testing for validated methods with minimal supervision. May update BMPs to incorporate LTS data.

• May train on validated bioanalytical methods with minimal supervision to perform sample analysis, if needed. May assist with training others within a team.

• Maintains GLP compliance for all laboratory work and documentation related to assay validations in accordance with FDA regulations and company SOPs. Assists in maintaining GLP compliance in the laboratory.

• May be responsible for the preparation of reagents and buffers for use within ADG, if needed.

• Maintains cleanliness of individual and communal work areas.

• Learns and complies with safety requirements of his/her laboratory. Recognizes potential safety problems and acts to correct them.

Educational Requirements:

• Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in biology or a related field.

• Master's Degree (M.S.) is desirable.


• A minimum of 5 years of post-degree laboratory experience for B.S. Degree.

• A minimum of 2 years of post-degree laboratory experience for M.S. Degree.
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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