Sanofi Group Principal Research Engineer in Framingham, Massachusetts

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Job Responsibilities/Department Description:

Biologics Development at Sanofi develops and implements manufacturing processes for therapeutic proteins starting with an early and strong interface with Research. It encompasses cell line development, GMP cell banking, upstream- downstream and formulation development, assay development, GMP clinical biologics production for toxicological and clinical studies, release and stability testing (QC). Biologics Development drives identification, development & introduction of new state-of-the-art technologies, and provides launch capable processes and analytical methods at the interface to biologics manufacturing.

Within the Biologics Development Group, the Continuous Manufacturing Skill Center (CMSC) is a global function with the mission to develop and implement a commercializable Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing (ICB) platform in R&D and Industrial Affairs (IA). ICB provides many important strategic advantages through process intensification, integration and simplification. CMSC is responsible for the development and application of innovative technologies for the establishment of an end-to-end fully continuous production platform for biologics. CMSC will support implementation for clinical trial and commercial manufacturing in existing facilities as well as in the “factory of the future” through partnerships with other global Skill Centers, Bioprocess Development and IA. This is an exciting opportunity with the potential to have a significant impact on future manufacturing strategies to be used by Sanofi and the biopharmaceutical industry as a whole.

Major Job responsibilities:

We are seeking a Principal Research Engineer with experience in upstream bioprocess development. This individual will join a dynamic and motivated team to develop and implement cell culture technologies in the design of an intensified ICB process platform. He/she will ensure that the highest standards of safety and environmental compliance are maintained in the workplace and will operate under the regulatory requirements for biologics product development and manufacturing.

  • Lead, design, and conduct cell culture experiments using high throughput cell culture methods, benchtop bioreactors and/or pilot scale single-use bioreactors

  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal presentations

  • Develop, maintain and demonstrate knowledge of concepts, principles, and techniques in upstream continuous biomanufacturing

  • Demonstrate insight on important new technologies and published literature, attend external scientific forums, and publish in relevant bioprocess journals

  • Foster effective cross-functional communications across bioprocess disciplines and departments

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field and 8 years of relevant industry experience or M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related fields and 6 years of relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of perfusion-based cell culture technologies and operations

  • Knowledge of mammalian cell culture process technologies and their applications

  • Direct experience with bioreactor systems at various scales

  • Understanding of high throughput cell culture systems and related automated liquid handling technologies

  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology for process development and characterization and related process data analysis

  • Exposure to formal technology transfer procedures and strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to function well within a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative team-oriented environment

  • The candidate should be self-motivated, strongly driven to succeed, inquisitive and innovative, and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills

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

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