R&D Specialist, Assay Development

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Oct 30, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Regeneron's Assay Development group is looking for a hardworking, skilled R&D Specialist to join our team! R&D Specialists in our 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. Our Specialists also read literature related to project assignments and relevant regulatory documents.

A Typical Day in the Role May Look Like:

  • 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 direction. May update BMPs to incorporate LTS data.
  • May train on validated bioanalytical methods with minimal direction 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 follows safety requirements of his/her laboratory. Recognizes potential safety problems and acts to correct them.
This Role May Be For You If:
  • You have strong initiative and drive to complete challenging tasks and learn new technologies.
  • You are capable of multi-tasking, working both independently and within a team environment.
This role requires a Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in biology or a related field. A Master's Degree (M.S.) is desirable, with a minimum of 5 years of post-degree laboratory experience for B.S. Degree and a minimum of 2 years of post-degree laboratory experience for M.S. Degree. Experience working in immunoassays (e.g., ELISA) preferred.

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!

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