R&D Associate, Neuroscience - Tarrytown
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Scientific Research
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Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.
We are seeking a passionate and results-oriented Research Associate to join our dynamic Neuroscience research team. Team members work both collaboratively and independently to study new therapeutic strategies for treating serious neurological disorders including neurodegenerative disorders and chronic pain. Job responsibilities include designing and using cell-based assays and preclinical behavioral assessments to support the development of novel therapeutics. In addition, successful candidate will work to support technology development for improving the delivery of therapeutics into the nervous system as we strive to innovate new approaches to treating neurological diseases.
Construct cell-based assays for studying mechanisms of neurological disorders and for conducting initial evaluations of novel therapeutic strategies.
Develop and evaluate new animal models of disease, as needed
Design and perform behavioral assessments in animal models of pain and/or neurological diseases
Characterize the efficacy of novel therapeutics using in vivo animal models or in vitro assays
Compare various administration routes for novel therapeutics (intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intracerebroventricular, and intrathecal)
Support technology development, including the development of innovative delivery modalities for targeting therapeutics to specific cell types in the nervous system
Engage in technical trouble shooting with minimal supervision
Dissect tissues (DRGs, trigeminal ganglia, sympathetic ganglia, spinal cord, and different regions of the brain) and conduct downstream assays such as RNAseq, RNAscope, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, and/or western blotting to evaluate efficacy or distribution
Compile data, perform advanced data analyses, prepare graphs/tables, and present results at internal meetings
Keep up-to-date and well-organized records of experiments
Bachelor or MS degree in Neuroscience with 2-3 years experience
Tissue dissection (DRG, trigeminal ganglion, sympathetic ganglion, spinal cord and different regions of the brain) for downstream assays such as RNAseq, RNAscope, Elisa, IHC or WB
Intraperitoneal, intracerebroventricular and intrathecal injections experience required
Experience with neurological and/or pain behavioral assessments required
viral gene delivery experience a plus
immunocytochemistry & immunohistochemistry a plus
Experience with western blotting and Elisa required
Basic molecular biology laboratory skills
Ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills
This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.
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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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