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Sanofi Group Associate Scientist in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Title

Associate Scientist

Job overview

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Bioanalysis group within Biomarkers & Clinical Bioanalysis (BCB), a global department within the Translational Medicine and Early Development unit of Sanofi.

The individual in this position should have hands-on experience in the development, validation and implementation of biological assays for the analysis of biomarkers, pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity. This position will work in a team setting to develop complex assays, implement testing strategies, execute projects to meet controlled timelines, and prepare reports suitable for regulatory submission to support clinical development.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple project commitments under the confines of challenging timelines.

  • Develop, validate, and implement complex bioanalytical assays to support PK, immunogenicity, and biomarker testing in nonclinical and clinical studies.

  • Assume responsibility for critical reagent sourcing and maintain adequate supply and inventory.

  • Serve as the bioanalytical lead for assigned projects and Principal Investigator for regulated studies following internal best practices and regulatory guidances.

  • Author standard operating procedures, study plans and reports and analytical work plans.

  • Take a leadership role in ensuring compliance of laboratory equipment and serving as SME for operation and software.

  • Manage multiple project commitments under the confines of challenging timelines.

  • Work with outsourcing operational group and CROs to transfer and manage external testing efforts.

Requirements & Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • The candidate must hold aMS in the field of immunology, biochemistry, biology, or other life-science field with 2+ years in a similar field or Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of experiencewith a diverse skillset in bioanalytical assay techniques such as ligand binding, multiplexed biomarker analysis, enzyme activity assays.

  • A diverse skillset in bioanalytical assay techniques such as ligand binding, multiplexed biomarker analysis, enzyme activity assays

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in solving scientific problems, ability to troubleshoot

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with industry’s best practices in bioanalytical assay development and regulatory expectations (FDA and EMA) for validation of PK, immunogenicity and biomarker assays

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (GLP, GCLP) in support of nonclinical and clinical development projects

  • Experience with multiple platforms and applications (MSD, Ella, Gyros, Simoa, ELISPOT, etc.)

  • Familiar with instrument application software and basic statistical software such as EXCEL, SoftMax Pro, JMP, GraphPad Prism, etc.

  • Experience working with a laboratory information system, such as Watson LIMS, to manage sample tracking and data analysis

Terms of employment

  • People management responsibilities – No direct management responsibilities however candidate will be expected to train and mentor junior staff.

  • Travel requirements – Minimal

  • Start date – As soon as possible

  • Working hours – Business hours

What makes this position unique?

Biomarkers and Clinical Bioanalysis is a global group that plays a critical role in the development of new drugs, contributing bioanalytical strategy and support from nonclinical development to clinical proof of concept. The growing need for translational studies makes BCB highly visible and members are key contributors to program teams. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to support multiple projects and to collaborate transversally with colleagues across the globe, each contributing expertise in a complimentary aspect of drug discovery and development.

Benefits of working in this role

  • Position supports career growth within the scientific track.

  • The individual in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of novel biotherapeutics including enzyme replacements, nanobodies, multi-specific antibodies and gene therapies to treat a variety of disease indications.

  • The BCB department provides a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment where management, scientists and research associates work as a team to develop complex and cutting edge biological assays.

Location information

The position will be located in Framingham, MA (Boston area) but candidates must be willing to relocate to Cambridge, MA.

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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