Sanofi Group Senior Research Associate, Cell Culture Development in Framingham, Massachusetts
Biologics Development at Sanofi develops and implements manufacturing processes for biologics starting with an early and strong interface with Biologics Research. It encompasses cell line development, GMP cell banking, cell culture, purification, and formulation development, assay development, GMP clinical biologics production for toxicological and clinical studies, and release and stability testing (QC). Biologics Development drives identification, development, and 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 in Framingham, the Cell Culture Development group is responsible for the development, characterization, scale-up, and tech transfer of robust and manufacturing-ready cell culture processes for the production of early and late stage clinical and commercial therapeutic proteins. To continuously improve future production processes and to remain competitive in the industry, this group is also committed to technology innovation, platform development, and working with colleagues from other development functions to streamline process development.
We are looking for candidates for a position at the level of Senior Research Associate. This individual will join a dynamic and motivated team to develop cell culture processes in support of early and late stage drug development programs, as well as tech transfer of the developed process into the clinical manufacturing team or Industrial Affairs organization. She/he will evaluate new technologies and develop platform technologies suitable for incorporation into our upstream process. He/she will ensure that the highest standards of safety and environmental compliance are maintained in the workplace and operate under the regulatory requirements for biologics product development and manufacturing.
Work with supervisor to design, plan and conduct cell culture experiments, including data analysis, using high throughput cell culture models, benchtop bioreactors, and/or pilot scale Single Use Bioreactors.
Work with supervisor to evaluate new technologies to increase cell culture process understanding, performance, and/or process robustness
Develop, maintain, and demonstrate knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques in area of responsibility
Stay abreast of relevant new technologies and published literature, including attending technical forums
Maintain good communication and collaboration with colleagues in Cell Culture Development, as well as other departments
Occasional weekend and holiday work on rotating basis with group staff to support ongoing lab activities
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related discipline with a minimum of two years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree
Experience in cell culture and aseptic techniques
Logical and critical thinking skills.
Innovative approach to problem solving and an enthusiasm to explore new areas and technologies.
Ability to work independently, and also function in a matrix/collaborative/team-oriented environment
Strong understanding of cellular and molecular biology, cell culture technologies and operations.
Experience designing, conducting and troubleshooting cell-based assays, cell sorting (including but not limited to flow cytometry), and a wide range of cellular and molecular biology techniques (immunostaining, western blotting, electrophoresis, PCR, ELISA, etc.)
Experience with genome editing/KD approaches, sequencing, single-cell cloning, clone screening, and other cell line development and engineering technologies.
Familiarity with automated liquid handling and high throughput screening for cell-based assays and cell culture operations.
Basic knowledge of statistics, design of experiments and data analysis
An understanding of scientific and technical knowledge and its application in mammalian cell culture processes
Excellent organization and written and oral presentation 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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