Scientist, Neuroscience

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Nov 11, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a passionate Scientist to join our dynamic neuroscience research group. The new hire will be responsible for target discovery, validation and preclinical development for novel therapeutics in protein misfolding neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary focus on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Frontotemporal dementia. The new hire will also be involved in developing new technologies that enable deeper exploration of key novel neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and more effective therapeutic strategies for their treatment. Candidates who seek to become part of an innovative and scientifically inspiring environment, with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, who 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 the Scientist Neuroscience a typical day might include the following:

  • Oversee and conduct experiments to study the biology of CNS proteinopathies using biochemical, molecular, and behavioral methods. Initial focus will be on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
  • Recommend and develop new models (in vitro and in vivo) and methods for improving the breadth, translational relevance, and efficiency of experiments
  • Perform appropriate data analysis and trouble shoot experiments under minimal supervision
  • Keep up-to-date and well-organized records of experiments
  • Suggest and pursue new targets or pathways to study within the neurobiology of ALS and FTD, or within other areas relevant to the group's core interests
  • Discuss and present data and ideas both within Regeneron and externally, including conferences and publications
  • Foster and nurture both internal and external collaborations and relationships within area of expertise
  • Provide inspiration, supervision, and growth opportunities for research associates conducting experiments within the scientist's area of responsibility
  • Become an innovative thought leader within specific areas of expertise, including actively participating in meetings with senior leadership and in cross-functional or cross-level teams.

This Role Might Be For You If:

  • You are self- driven, team-oriented and productive with proven scientific problem-solving ability and strong interpersonal skills
  • You are highly organized and have excellent communication skills

To be considered for this role, you must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field. At least 3-4 years of relevant postdoctoral training required, including independently leading own project(s). Excellent publication record. Strong communication skills crucial, including both written and oral communications. Managerial experience preferred, which can include overseeing lower level trainees. Solid understanding of mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Background in synaptic biology desirable. Strong hands-on experience in molecular/biochemical and cellular biology methods is required. Electrophysiology experience, such as field recordings, LTP/LTD, on acute rodent brain slices desirable. Research experience using animal models of human CNS disease highly preferred. Experience with neuronal culture techniques desirable.

This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

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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