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Sanofi Group Sr. Research Associate, Analytical Development, CMC in La Jolla, California

Senior Research Associate

Synthorx has advanced a revolutionary technology that expands the genetic alphabet to drive the sitespecific

incorporation of multiple non-natural amino acids into proteins of any size, and to manufacture

these improved proteins at scale. This technology opens-up opportunities to make novel protein

therapeutics to previously difficult to drug targets. We are hiring a Research Associate to participate in

design, execution and analysis of LC, CE and ELISA based experiments in support of CMC activities.

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform LC based assays with minimal supervision and assist in assay optimization and

technology transfer to CROs as needed.

• Execute experiments, conduct analysis, report results and document in accordance with internal

and industry guidances.

• Participate in assay development and carry out protein-based assays (i.e. ELISA, CE Western


• Develop, maintain, and manage Standard Operation Protocols (SOPs).

• Initiate new methods and protocols to support analytical development of assays.

• Manage and maintain required reagents, laboratory environment, and equipment needed to carry

out assignments.

• Prepare analytical reports and presentations for team meetings.

• Work closely with team leaders to manage priorities and reach goals and milestones.

• Collaborate with internal teams and provide support to different functional groups as needed.

• Maintain laboratory notebooks.


• BS degree, plus knowledge and skills acquired through a minimum of 8 years relevant industry

experience or MS degree plus knowledge and skills acquired through 5 years relevant industry


• Ability to follow SOP’s and to perform testing in a highly accurate and reproducible manner.

• Minimum of 2 years’ of HPLC experience.

• Familiarity with peptide/protein assay development and optimization is a plus.

• Effective problem-solving/troubleshooting skills required.

• Familiarity with CE, ELISA and data analysis desired but not required.

• Familiarity with LC/MS and data analysis desired but not required.

• Committed to working in a collaborative manner but ability to work independently.

• Excellent organization skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.

• Excellent computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.

• Good oral and written communication skills a must.

• Ability to effectively and clearly explain results to other team members.

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