Research Associate - Ophthalmology

Jul 17, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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 motivated research associate to join the Ophthalmology group and conduct in vivo and in vitro experiments pertaining to ophthalmic diseases to support Regeneron Discovery and Development programs. This position will be responsible for the execution of biological experiments necessary to develop animal models in rabbit and rodents and deliver experimental therapeutic agents. This individual will also provide in-house technical expertise for interacting with colleagues and external collaborators on research projects. The ideal candidate will be hardworking, flexible, innovative and able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. They will also have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team.

  • Assist and perform ocular experiments in animals, including rodent and rabbit.
  • Collect and prepare tissues for histological or biochemical analyses.
  • Cut and stain ocular tissues, perform microscopy and image analysis.
  • Design and perform molecular/biochemical assays on harvested tissues and cells.
  • Establish and maintain cell culture systems and perform in vitro experiments.
  • Perform data analysis and prepare study report.
  • Conduct laboratory management duties.
  • Comply with safety requirements. Recognize potential safety problems and take action to correct them.
Required experience and skills:
This position require a minimum of a BS with at least 5 years, or MS with at least 3 years of related laboratory experience. Additional required experience includes:
  • Solid background and extensive experience in ocular research.
  • Animal handling, animal eye surgery, ocular disease models in rodent and/or rabbit.
  • Extensive experience in biological laboratory research (histology, microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture).
  • Statistical concepts and practical data analysis skills.
Preferred experience and skills:
  • High integrity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer experience (Excel, Prism, Photoshop).
  • Good organization skills, excellent attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, perform as a team player. Some weekend and evening flexibility will be required.
This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

Level will be commensurate with experience.

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 Regenerons 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.