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Sanofi Group Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


We are seeking a skilled and motivated scientist with experience in Immuno-oncology (IO), who will contribute to preclinical drug discovery research projects in the Oncology therapeutic area. The person will play a critical role in various aspects of drug discovery including novel target identification, target validation, exploring mechanism of action, understanding molecular basis of the disease indications, and evaluation/development of novel modalities. In addition, the successful candidate may have an opportunity to work closely with his/her manager to lead an independent drug discovery project. The ideal candidate for this position will be scientifically rigorous, hardworking, result oriented, team player, with good communication skills.


  • Develop therapeutic conceptual hypotheses based on scientific literature and data.

  • Design and establish in vitro cell line-based and/or primary cell-based assays (human and mouse), genetic manipulations of cells, and interpretation of results.

  • Collaborate alongside a cross-functional team of large molecule discovery, computational biology, and in vivo pharmacology to discover new targets and support ongoing programs in oncology pipeline.

  • Excellent communication, record keeping, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required.

  • Attending, participating, and presenting scientific data at internal and external scientific meetings is expected.


  • A Ph.D. degree in the field of biology, immunology, oncology, immuno-oncology or related scientific discipline. Master’s degree with 3 or more years of relevant drug discovery experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 6 or more years of experience.

  • Research experience in cancer immunotherapy and/or immunology is highly desirable. Expertise in phenotypical and functional characterization of primary immune cells with experience in assessing functions of various immune cells is desirable. Expertise in T and NK cell biology is a plus.

  • Well versed in scientific techniques such as gene manipulations, western blots, MSD based cytokine analyses, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, cell proliferation, cytotoxic assays, qPCR, etc. is a must.

  • In depth understanding of in vitro experimental design and the ability to identify scientific problems as well as offering potential solutions is required.

  • Ability to work independently, generate, analyze, and interpret data with scientific rigor will be expected.

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.