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Sanofi Group Principal Scientist in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview: Principal Scientist, Cell Engineering, Genomic Medicine Unit

We are seeking a Principal Scientist to be part of a team delivering cell engineering platforms for treatment of human disease. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the Genomic Medicine group in developing and implementing strategies of cellular genome editing as an approach for treatment of immunological, inflammatory and oncological diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, implement and execute novel strategies for ex-vivo genome engineering of immune cell populations

  • Transversally collaborate across the company to build out the cell engineering portfolio

  • Creatively develop next-generation genome editing and gene therapy tools to strongly position Sanofi as a leader in the ex vivo gene therapy spaceā€¢

  • Responsible for applying scientific expertise and judgement to initiate, design, direct and execute experiments and/or studies in support of research and/or development project goals in a time sensitive manner.

  • Act as an impactful contributor and leader of project teams and transverse initiatives.

  • Foster creativity, productivity, execution with a sense of urgency, teamwork, accountability, cross-functional collaboration, and employee growth and development.

  • Develop and maintain a culture of teamwork and collaboration.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD plus minimum 5 years of relevant research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting

  • Prior experience involving genome editing applications required

  • Genome editing and/or gene therapy experience with ex vivo immune cell populations (such as T- and NK-cells) preferred

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in designing and conducting ex-vivo cell-based assays.

  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications supporting their research programs

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.

  • Experienced, results-oriented leader of other scientists, with a track record of directing research projects in cross-functional teams.

  • Flexibility to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines and ability to lead others through change in a dynamic, fast paced industry and work environment.

  • Experience in preparing high quality documents including technical reports, presentations, SOPs, experimental protocols and regulatory filings.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

Sanofi US Services, 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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