R&D Specialist - Molecular Biology, Disease Models

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Zebrafish Core is a newly-formed core facility aimed at using zebrafish genetic models to discover novel targets and molecular mechanisms of interest to the various groups at Regeneron. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced research associate to join the Zebrafish Core to support our discovery and development efforts pertaining to mechanisms induced from biological experiments. It will be necessary to produce the various molecular constructs to generate the appropriate models for human disease studies.

On a day to day basis, an R&D Specialist in this role will:

- conduct functional modeling experiments such as molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequencing, gene expression studies and microscopy.

- Work with research animals including zebrafish embryo manipulation, immunostaining and microscopy, and assistance with maintenance of adult zebrafish stocks.

- Generate CRISPR/Cas9 constructs to produce genetically zebrafish models to study a variety of disease-relevant perturbations

- Histological preparations and perform morphometric analyses

- Write protocols and study reports

- Perform data analyses/interpretation and prepare presentations

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelors/Master's degree in biology, botany, zoology or other life science related fields and 5/3 years of proven experience working in a lab. This experience should include:

- Molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, DNA sequencing, PCR, qPCR and molecular cloning)

- Immunostaining and microscopy

- Prior experience working with zebrafish helpful but not required

- Prior experience generating zebrafish genetic models helpful but not required

- Experience in cell culture desirable

- Experience inducing gene deletions in cells using CRISPR/Cas9 systems highly desireable

Previous laboratory experience is preferred, work with aquatic animals is strongly preferred but not required. They should be hardworking, flexible, innovative and able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. They will also have excellent communication and presentation skills and be able to work well in a team.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.