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Sanofi Group Professional Development Associate in Meriden, Connecticut

The Analytical and Formulation Development group supports the development, manufacture, and improvement of Flublok influenza vaccine, development of COVID19 vaccine and the development of other vaccine candidates, including pandemic influenza vaccines.Development work includes the characterization of target proteins due to annual strain changes, process improvements, and or process changes.In addition, the team is responsible for the development of new and improved assay for identifying formulation conditions to improve stability and increase shelf-life.The group supports vaccine manufacture through batch monitoring and leads investigations into process related deviations.The team is also responsible for the batch monitoring of the COVID 19 DS batches produced at various CMOs to demonstrate the process consistency and the robustness of the process.

The candidate will be responsible for the routine characterization of process intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients using a wide variety of biophysical and biochemical methods. This work will support mainly the COVID 19 program. The candidate may participate in other programs including annual strain change, yield improvement, formulation development, comparability studies, and deviation investigations. Candidate will be required to follow standard operating procedures (SOP), execute development and stability studies according to protocols. The incumbent will also perform data entry to maintain the databases. The incumbent will be expected to participate on cross-functional teams and will report to the Manager, Senior Scientist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Characterization of the drug substance for the batch monitoring protocol using a battery of biophysical and biochemical assays

  • Support formulation and fill operations and stability studies

  • Maintain laboratory systems for tracking and monitoring both cGMP manufacturing and development by entering data and results into databases on a regular basis

  • Provide technical and hands-on support to project leaders and others in the department

  • Maintain laboratory notebook and adhere to procedures for additional laboratory documentation systems.

  • Review and prepare written documents.

  • Communicate and report results both internally and external.

  • Candidate should demonstrate scientific curiosity and actively engage in problem solving activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BS, or MS/MA in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Biomedical, Biotechnology or a combination ofexperience and training that is equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree with 2-5 years of experience, or MS degree with 1-3 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry will be preferred.

  • Experience in biophysical and biochemical analytical techniques such as HPLC, SDS-PAGE, DLS, and CD.

  • Experience in the SRID assay is a plus.

  • Candidate should be flexible, results oriented, and work well in a team environment.

  • Candidate must be fluent in oral and written English and proficient using Excel and Word.

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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