Analytical Specialist- Assay Automation

Location
Rensselaer, New York
Posted
Apr 23, 2022
Ref
REGEA0026R8696
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Regeneron is currently looking to an Analytical Specialist with a Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm schedule. This position is part of the Analytical Sciences Bioanalytical Automated Method Development Team. Regeneron successfully manufactures a range of biopharmaceuticals for patients worldwide, including our approved therapeutic proteins and those involved in clinical studies. This position will be responsible for development, troubleshooting and implement of automated cell-based and/or binding potency assays utilized in Quality Control testing for both early phase and late phase/commercial products. In this fast pace environment with a strong pipeline, Analytical Specialists have the opportunity to develop scientifically but also gain insight into other areas of the business.

             

As an Analytical Specialist a typical day might include the following:

  • Performing activities related to design, commissioning, performance improvement, and troubleshooting of automation technologies
  • Providing technical and operational automation support to QC GMP lab
  • Implementing hardware/software changes, and understanding impact of actions to GMP labs
  • Programming liquid handlers and supporting devices
  • Performing manual execution of assays to aid in troubleshooting of automated assays
  • Developing custom software and drivers for automated systems and devices
  • Performing troubleshooting and demonstrating knowledge of instrumentation and controls
  • Working with scientists to develop novel approaches through automation
  • Training end users to execute automated workflows and providing ongoing support
  • Creating standard operation procedures (SOPs), protocols, and work instructions, etc.
  • Supporting equipment and software qualification and validation activities
  • Providing support for automation related investigations and other quality processes

This role might be for you if:

  • Thrive in a lab setting, focused on bench work
  • Enjoy integrating new technologies to reduce human workload
  • Have experience with, or interest in, programming automated liquid handlers (e.g. Hamilton, Tecan, etc.) or similar platforms
  • Are a critical thinker with an interest in performing data analysis while faced with exciting technical and business challenges
  • Have a knack for navigating ambiguity and communicating through that ambiguity with a team
  • Are open minded, flexible, and can communicate well across all levels of the business
  • Are able to handle multiple priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Are adept at problem solving and identifying root cause
  • Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance
  • Enjoy statistical analysis of data sets to support project decisions.
  • Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Softmax Pro, and JMP

To be considered for the Analytical Specialist you must be willing and able to work Monday- Friday, 8am-4:30pm. For various levels you must have the following:

Associate Analytical Specialist: BS/BA in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related field; Cell Biology, Biology or Biochemistry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Analytical Specialist: BS/BA in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related field; Cell Biology, Biology or Biochemistry and 2+ years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Senior Analytical Specialist I: BS/BA in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related field; Cell Biology, Biology or Biochemistry and 5+ years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience with binding assays, cell- based potency assays, and plate-based ELISA preferred.

Level is determined based on qualifications relevant to the role.

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.

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