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Sanofi Group Research Associate, Tech Pilot Plant in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Technical Pilot Plant operations group (TPP) is responsible for the execution of large-scale manufacturing of biological molecules to support early and late stage development processes. As part of the Bioprocess Engineering (BPE) organization within Global CMC Development, TPP works closely with other Mammalian Cell Platform groups in support of development projects.

The Downstream Purification group scales-up and performs purification processes transferred from the Purification Process Development group with the goal of enabling robust technology transfers to clinical and commercial manufacturing facilities. TPP-DSP executes and supports technology innovation projects aimed at process improvements and reducing cost of goods.

We are looking for candidates for the position of Research Associate. This individual will join a high-performing, collaborative team in support of early and late stage drug programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use scientific concepts to scale-up purification operations.

  • Collaborate with members of molecule development team to implement robust process scale-up and technology transfers.

  • Anticipate potential purification issues and formulate mitigation strategies.

  • Continuously improve workflows through analysis, innovation and implementation of new technologies.

  • Aggregate and format purification data to share with stakeholders.

  • Compose standard operating procedures, batch records and technical reports.

  • Identify and support evaluation of new purification technologies.

  • Coordinate metrology activities.

  • Maintaining adequate supply levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related discipline.

  • Ability to work within a team and set priorities.

  • Work flexible hours when required.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and move mobile equipment.

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.

  • Must have permanent US work authorization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a protein purification lab or pilot plant.

  • Proficient with Unicorn software.

  • Familiarity with GMP or GLP.

  • Experience with filtration technologies such as ultrafiltration and viral filtration.

  • Experience with biopharmaceutical single use technologies.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, an innovative problem solver and proven ability to recognize and recommend areas for improvement.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

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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