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Temp Associate Scientist - Neuroscience

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We are seeking a highly motivated Temp Associate Scientist to join the Neuroscience Therapeutic Focus Area (TFA) at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Our team is dedicated to collaborative research to develop new delivery technologies and therapeutic strategies for nervous system diseases. This includes Parkinson's Disease, Multiple System Atrophy, Dementia with Lewy Body, Alzheimer's, Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Motor Neuron Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, and Pain.

In this role, you will establish and characterize preclinical models of neurodegenerative disease, test the effect of therapeutic interventions, and help to advance programs to better understand and treat neurodegenerative disorders. Primary duties will include basic in vitro work and in vivo studies that involve handling rodents for tasks such as behavioral testing, injections, surgeries and sample collection. Additionally, characterization of collected samples using biochemical, molecular, and immune-based assays at the bench.

As an Associate Scientist in the Neuroscience team, a typical day might include the following:

  • Planning, initiating, and completing in vivo assays: injections, rodent surgeries (including stereotaxic surgeries), dissections and sample collections.
  • Conducting sample processing and analysis with molecular biology, biochemical and immuno-based assays: RT-qPCR, RNA sequencing, ELISAs, Western blot.
  • Performing and analyzing histology: Tissue processing, fixation, cryopreservation, tissue sectioning (vibratome, cryostat, microtome), handling of histological slides and basic histological staining methods, IF, IHC, RNAscope ISH methods, IHC/ISH multiplex assays. Confocal image acquisition and analysis.
  • Learning new methods and/or technologies relevant to various projects including, but not limited to, isolation, culture and maintenance of specific brain cell types, advanced data collection and data analysis (cell counting, quantifications in Halo, Image J, Prism).
  • Keeping up-to-date and well-organized records of experimental protocols and results.
  • Communicating and reporting experimental findings at group and departmental meetings.
  • Surveying current and relevant literature to expand scientific and technical knowledge.

This role might be for you if you:

  • Possess organization and time management skills to effectively advance multiple projects in parallel.
  • Exhibit excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate scientific rigor and pay attention to details.
  • Enjoy working in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience or a related field with 1+ years of lab experience. Experience in neuroscience, molecular tools for CNS targeting, basic in vitro experience and in vivo models of neurodegenerative disorders are 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.
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