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Sanofi Group Scientist I in Framingham, Massachusetts

Scientist, Downstream Process Development MSAT


The Scientist, Downstream Process Development in MSAT will work in a matrix team management environment with global engineers and scientists to achieve robust and scalable purification processes to support 2nd generation processes, late-stage programs, and life-cycle management. This position will support the development of purification processes for a wide variety of molecules and modalities.

In concert with Sanofi’s Patient First philosophy, this role will play a key role in developing robust and scalable protein purification processes to deliver to the manufacturing group. As part of the MSAT group, this position will also support the manufacturing team to ensure the successful technology transfers to produce pharmaceutical drugs for life-saving therapies.

The drug substance function within global Manufacturing Science & Analytical Technology (MSAT) is the owner of Life Cycle Management (LCM) of DS Processes within the Sanofi biologics manufacturing network. We deliver innovative, robust, and cost-effective next-generation processes and provide commercial manufacturing support. The function is responsible for tech transfer activities including process fit-gap assessment, process validation, preparing dossier sections, & PAI support to enable the launch of new and LCM products. Our expansive portfolio covers 17 products, 5 modalities, 3 expression systems within 12 internal and external global sites in US and EU. We will be supporting the launch of 20 new products in the next 5 years including monoclonal and multi-specific antibodies, fusion protein, antibody-drug conjugate, synthorins, and nanobodies. In recent years we have successfully established second-generation manufacturing processes with a continuous process platform. We are pursuing future innovations such as digital labs, factories of the future, and advanced analytics-based process understanding and control.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with a global group of engineers and scientists to develop robust and scalable downstream processes for monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies, Fc-, Fab-, and fusion proteins, enzymes, and other recombinant proteins to support GMP manufacture.

  • Work on MSAT development and pilot-scale projects, including regular team meetings and updates for, data management, investigations, technical report writing, and regulatory filings.

  • Support virus clearance studies to support regulatory filings including establishing scale-down models.

  • Support technology transfer including projects for internal and external partners.

  • Support DOE studies to establish proven and acceptable process ranges.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology, or related field, with a minimum of 0 to 3 years of relevant experience; OR

  • M.S./M.A. in Biotechnology, or related field, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; OR

  • B.S./B.A. in Biotechnology, or related field, with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience

DESIRABLE, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Experience with downstream processes at the small to an intermediate scale of cGMP biologics production including chromatography and filtration.

  • Prior experience in process scaling and or technology transfer.

  • Prior experience with automated chromatography platforms (e.g., GE Healthcare AKTA).

  • Experience with authoring and executing protocols, interpretation of data, and generating final reports.

  • Process-scale chromatography and filtration including Nano, tangential flow, and normal flow filtration.

  • Experience writing and revising standard operating procedures and batch production records.

  • Experience with operating and troubleshooting process equipment.

  • Experience working on late phase and commercial programs.

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.

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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