R&D Specialist, Ophthalmology

Tarrytown, New York
Jan 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a motivated and collaborative individual to be responsible for molecular and cell biological laboratory work and perform animal studies to support a range of ongoing projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be hardworking, flexible, innovative, and able to function effectively in a fast-paced team environment.

As an R&D Specialist in the ophthalmology, a typical day might include but not limited to:

  • Performing ocular injections (intravitreal, intracameral, etc.), SD-OCT in vivo eye imaging, ERG’s

  • Conducting rodent handling and basic procedures (keep records, tissues collection, histology, microscopy and image analysis of ocular tissues).

  • Establishing and maintaining cell culture systems and performing in vitro experiments.

  • Perform molecular and cell biology experiments: RNA and DNA extraction from various ocular tissues, RT-PCR, qPCR, genetic manipulation of cells (plasmid transfection, CRISPR editing, RNAi).

  • Working with proteins: Western blotting, ELISAs.

  • Maintaining accurate records in electronic notebook.

  • Analyzing experimental data and presenting results in small and large group meetings.

  • Keeping up-to-date with literature in current ophthalmology and molecular biology technologies.

The role may be for you if:

  • You are flexible and are able to multi-task while juggling multiple shifting priorities

  • You can collaborate both within the group and across various groups at Regeneron

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a BS and a minimum of 2+ years’ experience or MS with minimum of 1+ years’ experience. Strong knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and biotechnology is required. Experience in Ophthalmology is a plus. Experience with rodent handling and basic procedures, rodent drug delivery and ocular procedures. Experience with routine molecular and cell biological laboratory work is also required. Candidate must possess a high level of comfort with statistical concepts and analyzing data with Excel, Prism, and Photoshop.

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.