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Sanofi Group Principal Research Associate, BioProcess Analytics in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

This position resides within the BioProcess Analytics group which is part of the Global CMC Development organization at Sanofi, Framingham, MA. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing analytical support to a strong pipeline of R&D programs within Sanofi during early and late stage process development.

We are looking for a skilled, highly motivated individual with expertise in chemistry/biochemistry who works well in a team-setting to meet project and development goals within established timelines. The Principal Research Associate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on multiple projects to support development and optimization of novel analytical methods, including some routine testing, for R&D programs within Sanofi. The ideal candidate is required to have significant industry experience with analysis and characterization of biologic therapeutic protein products using a variety of analytical methods and capable of mentoring more junior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support development of cutting-edge technologies and analytical method platforms such as HPLC/UPLC, LC-MS, cIEF and binding assays

  • Provide analytical testing support in a variety of testing platforms, in a non-GMP setting, supporting R&D Biologics Development.

  • Manage work assignments, analyze and interpret test results, and conduct necessary troubleshooting under the supervision of the manager.

  • Write technical reports, study protocols, and results and effectively communicate progress and results with the team.

  • Provide training and lab supervision of junior analysts and additional operators in analytical methods transfer, implementation, execution and documentation.

  • Maintain good communication and collaboration with internal colleagues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Hands-on experience in protein analytics including but not limited to UPLC/HPLC, LC-MS, cIEF, digestion and labeling of glycans, and peptide mapping.

  • Hands-on experience in data processing software such as Empower, Chromeleon, or OpenLab.

  • Knowledge of GxPs, ICH/USP guidelines, regulations and procedure.

  • Experience working independently with multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment.

  • Well-organized, strong scientific curiosity, self-motivated, hard-working and detail-oriented individual able to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently.

  • Industrial experience working in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical company with a sound understanding of protein therapeutic process development.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical background in UPLC/HPLC and LC-MS instrumentation.

  • Experience in automated liquid handler a plus.

  • Experience in ELISAs and other binding assays and/or spectrophotometric assays would be beneficial for the position.

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.

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