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Sanofi Group Principal Research Associate in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated full-time employee to work as a member of the Bioanalytics team supporting development and testing of binding and impurity assays for R&D programs within Sanofi.

Key Responsibilities:

  • S/he will work under supervision to develop and implement binding assays, impurity assays such as detection of host cell proteins, other residual impurities to support programs in late Research through the POC and Development stage. The typical technologies that can be used to support these methods include surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and ELISA based assays.

  • This position will support a number of planned and upcoming preclinical, clinical studies for biotherapeutics, including enzymes, antibodies and other therapeutics.

  • The Principal Research Associate is expected to support the training of additional analysts to support these platforms as needed.

  • S/he will write technical reports, standard operating procedures (SOP), qualification protocols and reports.

  • S/he is expected to effectively communicate results in project team meetings when needed.

  • The incumbent is expected to manage work assignments, analyze and interpret test results, and conduct necessary troubleshooting under the supervision of the manager.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline, and at least 2 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline and at least 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience in developing and analyzing immunoassays and/or host cell impurity assays.

  • Ability to review, understand and implement methodologies described in scientific literature to relevant programs.

  • Must be organized, detail oriented efficient and able to work according to timelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the development of binding assays using different technology platforms for biopharmaceuticals.

  • Experience working in a GLP/GxP regulated pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting.

  • Experience with surface plasmon resonance technology (SPR).

  • Experience with development or testing using Host cell protein/impurity based ELISA assays and binding assays.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JMP.

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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