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Sanofi Group Senior Research Associate - Cell Culture Development & MBT in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

We are seeking an upstream bioprocess development professional to join Cell Culture Development (CCD) as part of Medium & Bioprocess Technologies (CCD-MBT) organization as a Senior Research Associate. CCD-MBT is globally responsible for providing solutions to process challenges through the development and application of platform cell culture media and innovative technologies throughout CCD. The candidate will be self-motivated and strongly driven to succeed while demonstrating the ability to function well within a fast-paced and collaborative team-oriented environment. The candidate will also be inquisitive and innovative, exhibiting scientific curiosity and the ability to acquire new skills while expanding the knowledge base of the organization

This individual will join a dynamic and motivated team charged with identifying process pain points and resolving the underlying problems, generating compelling data from relevant proof of concept studies, and designing novel process platforms in collaboration with Cell Culture Development colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn cutting-edge cell culture techniques and develop cell culture subject matter expertise. This role will have a significant impact on future process development and manufacturing strategies within the global Sanofi network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform and document cell culture experiments at bench-scale (shake flasks, AMBR, 3L/10L bioreactors, etc.).

  • Contribute to the design of cell culture experiments in consultation with senior staff members.

  • Contribute to protocol and report writing, and present on findings in functional area.

  • Interface with other development groups as needed.

  • Ensure safety and environmental compliance are maintained in the workplace.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline, or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Understanding of aseptic technique and principles of sterile cell culture.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have permanent US work authorization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the operation of fed-batch and/or perfusion-based cell culture bioreactors.

  • Experience in large data processing and using statistical tools.

  • Familiarity working with complex laboratory operations, in-process analysis, and bioprocess control systems.

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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