Sanofi Group Head of Gene Therapy Development in Framingham, Massachusetts

The Head of Gene Therapy Development is responsible for leading a team of scientists within BioPharmaceutics Development that develops and optimizes the Sanofi viral vector platforms and develops the manufacturing processes for candidates in the gene therapy pipeline. This role reports to the site head of BioPharmaceutics Development in the US. The Head of Gene Therapy Development will be responsible for upstream and downstream activities on multiple platforms, as well as the in-process analytical method development and testing. They will work in close partnership with the Head of Gene Therapy Manufacturing to support GMP manufacturing of clinical supplies, including generation of cell and viral banks necessary to support process development and clinical manufacturing. The Head of Gene Therapy Development will also work closely with the Sanofi Gene Therapy Research group to facilitate seamless movement of projects through the development continuum. The focus of this leadership role is to employ innovative approaches to ensure Sanofi develops and implements state of the art AAV manufacturing platforms for clinical and commercial viral vector products, working in close partnership with internal and external experts to realize this goal. To this end, the Head of Gene Therapy Development will keep current on trends, new products and technologies, and regulatory requirements that may have an impact on the corporation’s development and manufacturing plans.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have excellent leadership abilities, a deep technical understanding of viral vector manufacturing platforms, experience with managing a scientific team, and a proven scientific track record of publications and presentations.

  • Experience with a variety of viral vector platforms desired (e.g. baculovirus, producer cell line, etc.).

  • Ability to work transversally with multiple stakeholders and to develop and manage a strong team is required.

  • PhD in a life science and at least 8 years of experience in gene therapy development, or an MS and 10 years of experience, or a BS/BA and 12 years of experience.

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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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life