Research Associate IV

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Job Summary and Essential Functions:
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 markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including hypercholesterolemia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic asthma, and atopic dermatitis.
Assay Development Associates (ADA) at this level execute experiments independently and show decision making abilities in their area of expertise. They design their experiments, troubleshoot problems, organize and interpret experimental results and suggest follow-up experiments. Their ability to perform sophisticated technical tasks allows them to increasingly pursue projects that incorporate a more diverse set of skills. They have an interest in understanding the project goals and any available background information.
Designs and executes immunoassays (e.g., ELISA) independently, based on protocols provided by literature, seminars and other scientists. Troubleshoots assay-related problems with minimal guidance of his/her supervisor and performs follow-up experiments. Suggests modifications to protocols or alternative protocols.
Routinely performs multiple assays within the same day.
Summarizes and presents results to supervisor in a logical manner, verbally and in written reports.
Develops immunoassay methods with minimal supervision, writes assay validation protocols for review by supervisor and/or Study Director prior to submission to Quality Auditing (QA).
Communicates with QA to schedule critical phase audits for validation studies and prepares draft audit responses.
Performs validation exercises, summarizes results in a tabular manner. Drafts validation reports and SOPs for review by the Study Director.
Performs Long Term Stability (LTS) studies for validated methods. Updates SOPs to incorporate LTS data.
Reads and critically evaluates the literature in a specialized scientific field.
May independently train on validated ELISA methods and perform sample analysis, if needed.
May train entry level ADAs on his/her area of technical expertise.
Communicates effectively with supervisor and other ADAs within the Assay Development Group. Communicates with other groups within the company and/or outside vendors to obtain assay-related reagents.
May be responsible for the preparation of reagents and buffers for use within the Assay Development Group, if needed.
Effectively operates a range of laboratory instrumentation and may perform instrument verifications and/or maintenance if required.
Maintains GLP compliance for all laboratory work and documentation related to assay validations in accordance with FDA regulations and company SOPs. Assists in maintaining GLP compliance in the laboratory.
Maintains cleanliness of individual and communal work areas.
Learns and complies with safety requirements of his/her laboratory. Recognizes potential safety problems and takes action to correct them.
Experience and Required Skills:
A minimum of a Bachelors Degree (B.S.) in biology or a related field from an accredited college or university.
A Masters Degree (M.S.) is desirable.
A minimum of six (6) years of post-degree laboratory experience for Bachelors Degree.
Four (4) years of post-degree laboratory experience for M.S. Degree.
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.
To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.
Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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