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Sanofi Group Principal Research Associate, Immuno-Oncology - Cambridge, MA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Area is seeking a highly motivated Principal Research Associate with 3 or more years of research experience in immunology or immuno-oncology to support our drug discovery programs. The position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Position Overview/Key Responsibilities :

  • Work as part of a global research team to discover and develop new protein therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy

  • Follow directives and able to complete tasks/experiments expeditiously to meet project timeline and goals

  • Work closely with manager to plan and design experiments, and establish protocols based on published literature and project needs

  • Drive research programs by performing in vitro and ex vivo experiments, including isolation and characterization of mouse and human primary immune cells using standard immunological techniques

  • Independently execute experiments, perform data analysis, interpret experimental results and generate presentation materials

  • Document all experimental design, protocols, results and interpretations in electronic laboratory notebook in a timely manner

  • Present research findings and progress at lab meetings and share materials and slides with colleagues for project or unit presentations

Basic Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in biomedical sciences with 3-5+ years of lab experience in immunology, immuno-oncology or related disciplines; or bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with 5-8+ years of lab experience in immunology, immuno-oncology or related disciplines

  • Experience in cell culture and primary immune cell-based assays, including multi-color flow cytometry, cytokine profiling (ELISA, Luminex, MSD) and cell proliferation

  • Ability to perform data analysis using software, such as FlowJo and GraphPad Prism

  • Working knowledge of mouse tumor models, including isolation and characterization of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, cytokine measurements and other relevant techniques is preferred

  • Strong ability to communicate, highly collaborative and able to work effectively in a matrix environment

  • Self-motivated, science driven and willing to learn and incorporate new ideas and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in biopharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred

  • Prior experience with immuno-oncology drug discovery (biologics or small molecule) is desirable

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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