R&D Associate - VI Next, Immunology

Tarrytown, New York
Jan 19, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

VelocImmune (VI) Next is a technology development group at Regeneron that invents and develops state-of-the-art tools for biologic drug discovery. VelociHum is within VI Next and utilizes our immunodeficient mouse platform to accurately test novel therapeutics against human immune cells. We are seeking a motivated, highly organized researcher to support our investigations of new VelociHum strains and maintenance of our platform. This is an opportunity for a researcher with immunology skills to contribute to the development of industry-leading technologies and medicines. 

An R&D Associate, VI Next/VelociHum, your typical day will include but not limited to:

In vivo (50% of the role):

  • Inject pups intra-hepatically weekly
  • Collect blood from adult mice weekly via retro-orbital or submandibular veins
  • Perform necropsy and harvest spleen, bone marrow and other tissues based on project needs
  • Administer antibodies or implant cells SC, IV or IP.

In vitro (50% of the role):

  • Process blood and harvested tissue for multi-parameter flow cytometry weekly
  • Process harvested tissue for immunohistochemistry (frozen and/or paraffin)
  • Maintain cell culture
  • Perform ELISA, ELISpot, MSD and other immunoassays

This role may be for you if:
-  You have outstanding organizational skills
-  You possess excellent communication skills
-  You work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment

To be considered for this opportunity, candidate must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ year’s experience or Master’s degree + 0 year’s experience in Immunology, Biology, or relevant program. Strong skills and experience with mouse animal handling and multi-parameter flow cytometry are required. Knowledge and background in immunology is strongly preferred, including experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry and other immuno-assays (ELISA, ELISpot, MSD, cytotoxicity, proliferation, etc.). Cell culture and immunohistochemistry experience is a plus. An ability and desire to design experiments, problem-solve, and troubleshoot independently. Excellent communication/presentation skills and the ability to easily work with different groups is also desired. Ideas and independent thinking are highly encouraged.

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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