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Sanofi Group Lab Head, Gene Therapy Research, Rare and Neurologic Diseases Therapeutic Area in Framingham, Massachusetts

We are seeking a Lab Head to lead a team focused on AAV capsid engineering. The successful candidate will provide innovative scientific leadership and play a pivotal role in the Gene Therapy Research group in identifying novel AAV capsids to enable gene therapy programs from early discovery research through development, in a variety of disease areas including neuromuscular, CNS, metabolic and renal. .

Specifically, the remit of the candidate will be to :

  • Develop a novel strategy for the directed evolution of AAV capsids

  • Directly manage a group of scientists within the Gene Therapy research group, and apply their people management skills to continue to develop the culture of teamwork, and collaboration.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment will be vital


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of biology / biochemistry

  • Background/experience in AAV gene therapy / capsid engineering preferred

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with both in vitro and in vivo studies

  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications supporting their research programs

  • Possess excellent communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both internally (project meetings, executive forums, etc.) and externally (advisory boards, conferences, etc.) representing programs and project teams with accuracy and objectivity.

  • The successful candidate should have a broad understanding of all phases of research and the drug development process, with at least 5-10 years of experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.



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