Research & Development Laboratory Associate - VIE Contract

  • Location: Germany, Frankfurt

  • Target start date: 01/09/2024

iMove, the Sanofi VIE Program, is available to citizens of the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28.

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that are only submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking partners at Sanofi worldwide. Therefore, only applications that are submitted in English will be considered. Please make sure to apply with your personal email address.

About the job

As a global international R&D organization we are always looking for talents. Within the actual position we would like to give young talents the opportunity to work in a professional environment with state-of-the-art-equipment on actual projects, leveraging Sanofi´s very early biotherapeutic pipeline. In research, scientific exchange is indispensable and we expect from the candidate new impulses and ideas contributing to the ongoing projects.

Are you ready to shape the future of medicine? The race is on to speed up drug discovery and development to find answers for patients and their families. Your skills could be critical in helping our teams accelerate progress. Join our Team as Research & Development Laboratory Associate and you’ll contribute to the production / characterization of newly engineered proteins as well as contribute to the projects by designing own proteins.

Main responsibilities:

  • Protein production in early research phase, from first ideas to proof of concept.

  • Experience with protein expression in microbial systems (yeast, bacteria) and/or mammalian systems (HEK, CHO), from small scale expression for screening purposes to large scale expression for in depth analysis.

  • Handling, cultivation and transformation of bacteria, yeast and/or mammalian cells.

  • Practical experience in protein purification (chromatography based purification systems, e.g. ÄKTA).

  • Experience in functional and physic-chemical characterization of proteins by different methods.

  • Documentation of results and methods in relevant databases and lab books. Communication of results with colleagues in written updates and in oral presentations.

About you

Experience :

  • Hands on biochemical laboratory experience with protein expression, purification and characterization.

Soft and Technical skills:

  • Good understanding in function and structure of proteins.

  • Good problem solving skills and highly self motivated.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a structured and reliable manner.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in local or global interdisciplinary teams.

  • Advanced MS Office skills.

Education :

  • Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or a related field.

Languages :

  • Excellent English skills, German skills would be beneficial.