Scientist, Neuroscience (Neuro-Immunology)

Location
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Posted
Nov 11, 2020
Ref
21718BR
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an independent, motivated, and creative scientist to join our dynamic and highly collaborative neuroscience team. Those who seek to become part of an innovative and scientifically inspiring environment, who take initiative and bring new insights, 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 encouraged to apply.

AS A SCIENTIST, A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT INCLUDE:
  • Responsibility for target discovery, validation, and preclinical development of novel therapeutics targeting neuroinflammation, with a primary focus on spinal cord injury, pain and itch.
  • Developing new technologies that enable deeper exploration of mechanisms in neuroinflammation to support the development of new therapeutic modalities
  • Crafting, executing and analyzing experiments, as well as frequently interacting and connecting with cross-functional groups in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Identifying and studying novel biology, mechanisms, modalities, and/or therapeutic targets using a wide range of in vitro and in vivo approaches
  • Developing cell-based assays and animal models for investigating neuroinflammatory mechanisms in the central (spinal cord, CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS)
  • Desiging and performing behavioral assessments in animal models of spinal cord injury, pain, and/or neurological diseases for new target identification and validation
  • Pursuing new targets aimed at modulating inflammation in the CNS and PNS, and characterize the efficacy of novel therapeutics using in vivo animal models and in vitro assays
  • Desiging appropriate experiments to address core questions, and rigorously analyze and evaluate resulting data with minimal supervision
  • Presenting data both internally and externally and productively participate in discussions in our collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Supporting the development of new technology for improving the delivery of novel therapeutics to the spinal cord and/or specific cell type of interest

This role might be for you if:

Excellent communication skills
You are highly organized, flexible, able to coordinate multiple projects independently.

To considered for this role, you must have a Ph.D. and 2+ years post- doctoral experience. Research experience in microglial biology and neuroimmunology in the context of spinal cord injury, pain, or neurodegenerative diseases. Experience with behavioral assessments in rodent models of spinal cord injury, pain, and/or neurological diseases required. Expertise in a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques including immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Western blot, and flow cytometry is desired. Isolation and culture of primary cells. Excellent publication record is highly desirable. A background in neuro-immunology is highly desirable

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.

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