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Sanofi Group Senior Scientist, RNA Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About the Opportunity: Senior Scientist, RNA Biology based in Cambridge, MA

As an experienced RNA Scientist with proven competency in molecular and oligonucleotide chemistry, you will be in charge Independently plan, design, and execute molecular biology, RNA biology experiments to support advancement of mRNA 2.0 vaccine platform.

In the race for the future of health – The Sanofi MRNA Center of Excellence

At Sanofi, we believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from vaccine-preventable diseases. And while the pandemic has shaken up our industry, creating new opportunities and risks, we believe the acceleration of innovation with mRNA technology means vaccines for more people faster than before.

That’s why we’re looking for bold, optimistic world-changers to join the team at our mRNA Center of Excellence. We’re investing €400m a year into the new Center, hiring a team of 400 dedicated employees for it and using it as the foundation to implement integrated end-to-end mRNA vaccine capabilities and research with R&D, digital and CMC teams.

Bring your ambition and optimism for the future to Sanofi. Join us

In this role you will be..

  • Able to perform DNA and RNA sequence engineering with expertise nucleic acid chemistry bio-analytics, HPLC, FPLC, CE, UV deconvolution, structural analysis and wide range of cell biology and optical microscopy analysis.

  • Study NA biology, chemistry, bioinformatics to drive innovative science to deliver novel mRNA designs.

  • Responsible for data analysis, data interpretation of large complex data sets.

  • Develop, evaluate, and implement new molecular biology technology and optimize existing techniques and workflows.

  • Function in highly collaborative cross functional teams and with emphasize network with digital function.

  • Make scientific presentation and reporting of experimental results.

PhD in molecular biology or biophysics or bioinformatics with at least 3+ years’ experience in a research laboratory or biopharma / biotech company setting.

Knowledge and Skills – Required:

  • Track record in mRNA science and bioinformatics.

  • Hands on experience and expertise in molecular cloning, DNA amplification technology, IVT, and purification and analytical technologies of DNA, RNA and protein (gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, ELISA, Nanodrop, fragment analyzer), analysis of Sanger sequencing and NGS.

  • Good knowledge in protein biochemistry, structural biology.

  • Understanding of RNA structure, bioinformatics tools for expression vector design.

  • Hands on experience in high-throughput cell phenotype screening or other parallel assay formats.

  • Working knowledge in relevant statistical and bioinformatics methods to enable effective collaboration with computation biologist and data scientist for application of novel algorithm.

  • Passionate about contributing to biotechnology and mRNA vaccine technology.

  • "Can Do and Will Do” attitude and innovative mindset.

  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to quickly learn and perform in new areas, implement new techniques and instrumentation.

  • Elaborate, structured and accurate way of working.

Inspire your Journey: What Sanofi can offer you?

  • An international & agile work environment, in which you can develop your talent and realize.

  • ideas and innovations within a competent team.

  • An attractive, market-oriented salary aligned with your qualifications and including social benefits above average (e.g. company pension plans, health management).

  • An individual and well-structured introduction and training when you onboard.

  • You can create your own career path within Sanofi. Your professional and personal development will be supported purposefully.

  • As a globally successful and constantly growing company, Sanofi provides international career paths as well.

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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