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Associate Director, Vaccine Technologies

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York
Start date
Sep 9, 2023

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We are seeking a dynamic and innovative immunologist to spearhead a team of scientists in the development and implementation of ground-breaking vaccine technologies, with a primary focus on neoantigen vaccines for cancer. Key responsibilities include designing vaccine candidates and developing in vitro and in vivo functional assays to assess vaccine immunogenicity and potency. The successful candidate will also leverage our existing preclinical and clinical stage programs to devise strategies that employ vaccines in combination with other cancer therapies.

As the Associate Director, Vaccine Technologies, a typical day might include:

  • Orchestrate the development of novel vaccine therapeutics from design, pre-clinical testing to IND-filing.

  • Work with immunogenomic or immunopeptidomic teams to identify cancer neoantigens.

  • Collaborate with other teams for nucleic acid-based vaccine generation and optimization.

  • Determine preclinical in vitro and in vivo models for testing nucleic acid-based vaccines.

  • Determine appropriate adjuvants, dosing regimens and delivery modalities for in vivo vaccine testing.

  • Develop and pursue new technologies for improving vaccine testing in mouse models.

  • Lead and mentor a team of scientists, developing both managers and individual contributors.

  • Present team findings at internal and external meetings in the form of scientific abstracts, posters, presentations, or manuscripts.

  • Liaising and collaborating with internal and external research groups.

This role may be for you if:

  • You are excited to learn about and develop novel Vaccine Technologies.

  • You are an innovative and inspiring leader who can actively participate in meetings with leadership and can collaborate effectively with external research groups.

  • You are highly organized, flexible and can effectively lead multiple projects independently.

  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills.

To be considered for this role you must possess a Ph.D. in Vaccinology, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Immuno-oncology, or a related field. Ten plus years of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry is required. Must have five plus years of strong management experience and have had success in developing scientists at various levels. A record of innovation and research accomplishments in translating cancer therapeutics from preclinical to clinic setting. Possess extensive knowledge base in immunological assays such as in vitro/ex-vivo T cell activation and expansion, cytokine profiling, and immune cell characterization by flow cytometry. Hands on experience in testing cancer therapeutics in mouse models is required. Experience with nucleic acid-based vaccine technologies is preferred.

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 comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible 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 parental 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.The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$165,900.00 - $270,700.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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