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Sanofi Group Scientist I in Framingham, Massachusetts

Scientist I

Location : Framingham, MA

Department Description:

The Scientist I position is part of the Upstream function in Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT)-Drug Substance (DS) and is based at the biologics hub in Framingham, MA. The MSAT-DS function within Specialty Care Operations (SCO) assures robustness and economics of cell-culture based manufacturing processes in support of life cycle management (LCM) of biological proteins expressed from mammalian systems by:

  • Driving next generation process development & supporting key strategic initiatives

  • Leading technology transfer, scale-up development & adaptation, process automation, process control strategy, process validation, and comparability for SCO product introduction at Sanofi and external industrial sites

  • Providing technical assistance for commercial manufacturing at Sanofi & external sites including change assessment, process monitoring, troubleshooting, and continuous process improvement for drug substance.

Position Overview / Key Responsibilities:

Scientist I will apply scientific and engineering principles and utilize cell culture, bioreactor, and separation technologies to improve current commercial and develop next-generation processes of monoclonal antibodies, enzymes, fusion proteins, and other recombinant proteins, with responsibilities spanning process development & characterization, as well as support of technology transfer & advanced manufacturing investigations.

This individual will work in a team environment, collaborating with various colleagues in theorganization to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Analyze process development and commercial manufacturing data in support of the MSAT mission

  • Design and conduct value-added experiments; interpret results; build process understanding and recommend changes

  • Lead a small project team for LCM Upstream process improvements and implementation in manufacturing

  • Contribute to/lead technology transfer efforts of small project team between groups/organizations

  • Contribute to technical investigations of complex deviations in manufacturing

  • Contribute to establishment of best practices and technical ways of working within development and manufacturing teams

  • Provide technical training and know-how to manufacturing teams and less experienced staff

  • Collaborate with other scientists/engineers across the biologics manufacturing network within Sanofi and with partnership organizations

  • Responsible for internal documentation and preparation of reports required for regulatory documents

  • Support regulatory filings and interaction with authorities as subject matter experts

  • Present data and results within department and project teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in chemical engineering, biology, biochemistry or the like AND 6+ year's Bio/Pharma industry experience, OR

  • Master's degree required, preferably in chemical engineering, biology, biochemistry or the like AND 4+ year's Bio/Pharma industry experience


  • Hands-on experience at laboratory, pilot, or manufacturing scale for biologics products

  • Strong experience in one or more areas of upstream process development ; process transfer, process scale-up/scale-down, validation, and continuous process verification as applied to mammalian-expressed proteins

  • Experience with automation software (such as Delta V, PI, or other) for development and manufacturing, data monitoring and analysis

  • Experience with statistical analysis software

  • Solid understanding of cGMP commercial biologic manufacturing operations

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:

  • PhD with 0-2 year's industry experience

  • Familiarity with root cause analysis and/or risk assessment

  • Experience of working in a team environment with other technical staff

  • Excellent scientific background and presentations skills

  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently as well as on cross-functional and cross-site teams

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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