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Associate Director, Neuroscience and Ophthalmology

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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Science/R&D, Neuroscience
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Full time
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Job Details

We are seeking a Physician Scientist to join our Neuroscience and Ophthalmology Therapeutic Area Genetics (TAG) team. You will be a subject matter authority in the translation of human genetic evidence into concrete insights in neurological, psychiatric, ophthalmological, and aging-related diseases. You will work closely with other teams in the Regeneron Genetics Center and Regeneron at large and be primarily responsible for designing, contributing to the execution of, and interpreting large and complex human genetic studies in the therapeutic areas. We hope you are excited by the opportunity to play a role in the development and implementation of innovative translational sciences and identify new therapeutic targets through genetic approaches.

As a Physician Scientist in Neurology/Ophthalmology, a typical day might include the following:

  • Applying human genetics to target discovery, selecting indications for drug programs, and identifying subgroups of patients who are more likely to respond to treatment through genetic analyses.

  • Working with a multidisciplinary genetics team consisting of human genetics scientists, bioinformaticians, statistical geneticists, and other team members to design, implement, and interpret genetics studies in ophthalmology.

  • Working in close collaboration with other TAG team members and forming a strong partnership with Genome Informatics, Analytical Genomics, Clinical Informatics, and other RGC teams to deliver on complex, top-quality scientific endeavors in these Therapeutic Areas.

  • Generating, summarizing, and presenting results in internal and external meetings to a variety of audiences.

  • Leading or contributing to the writing of scientific reports and publications.

  • Representing the TAG team in cross-functional initiatives within RGC and Regeneron.

  • Collaborating with external industry and academic partners in scientific consortia.

This job may be for you if:

  • You have demonstrated ability to design and lead human genetics studies delivering medically relevant findings in a team-based environment.

  • You use medical knowledge to define relevant phenotypes for genetic association studies and to formulate innovative and important research questions. You have familiarity with clinical genetics concepts and various genetic models of disease.

  • You have experience leading complex human genetics research endeavors, have knowledge of different study designs and analyses including GWAS, exome, or genome sequencing in cohort, case-control, or family-based studies, and have the ability to integrate different data resources to translate initial findings.

  • You have an interest in understanding the genetic basis and causes of Neurological, Psychiatric, Ophthalmological, and Aging-related diseases and translating this knowledge into therapeutic insights. An outstanding candidate will have previous experience with phenotypes related to these diseases.

  • You thrive working in a highly interactive environment with a diverse team of colleagues.

  • You have outstanding communication skills and an ability to summarize and present the results of human genetic studies to a variety of audiences.

To be considered for this role, you must have an MD or MD/Ph.D. with a strong background in and knowledge of human genetics or genetic epidemiology. An MD/Ph.D. training and experience in translational human genetics, genetic epidemiology (or related fields), and strong quantitative skills. Familiarity with the applications of statistical genetics to gain medically insights including polygenic risk scores, quantitative traits analyses, and Mendelian randomization, and familiarity with command-line interface, programming languages, and statistical software (eg. Python, R) is preferred. Experience with the use of genetics in combination with other omics technologies (eg. epigenetics, proteomics, RNA-seq).

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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