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Sanofi Group Associate Scientist, Preclinical Immunology in Orlando, Florida

In the race for the future of health – The Sanofi mRNA Center of Excellence

At Sanofi, we believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from vaccine-preventable diseases. And while the pandemic has shaken up our industry, creating new opportunities and risks, we believe the acceleration of innovation with mRNA technology means vaccines for more people faster than before. That’s why we’re looking for bold, optimistic world-changers to join the team at our mRNA Center of Excellence. We’re investing €400m a year into the new Center, hiring a team of 400 dedicated employees for it and using it as the foundation to implement integrated end-to-end mRNA vaccine capabilities and research with R&D, digital and CMC teams.

Company Overview

Translate Bio, a Sanofi Company is a leading mRNA therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction. Using our proprietary mRNA therapeutic platform (MRT), we create mRNA that encodes functional proteins. Our mRNA is delivered to the target cell where the cell’s own machinery recognizes it and translates it, restoring or augmenting protein function to treat or prevent disease.

Position Overview

The Biomarker Research unit in the mRNA Center of Excellence is building a world-class immunology team and is seeking highly motivated Associate Scientists to performing experimental in vitro studies to assess the immunogenicity, reactogenicity, and MoAs of mRNA vaccines. The ideal candidate will be required to plan and perform assays using established protocols and analyze/interpret experimental data from routine and complex analytical and immune-based assays with limited supervision by staff scientists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and application of fundamental scientific principles, theories, and concepts when performing experiments that contribute to project goals.

  • Exercise independence in designing and performing experiments that comply with study protocols and maintain scientific norms to achieve goals set forth in study plans.

  • With limited oversight, exercise creativity in devising new protocols and/or strategies to solve complex problems or optimize assays for stronger performance.

  • Provide guidance to more junior personnel regarding protocol development and execution.

  • Conduct immunological/cell culture assays in a biological laboratory environment.

  • Effectively record and report experiments, maintaining GRP and HSE standards and policies.

  • Collaborate on project experimental study plans, reports, presentations, publications, and patents.

  • The position requires work with human blood products.

Knowledge and Skill Required

  • B.S. degree with 4 years’ experience or M.S. degree with 1 year experience in the life sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience with cell culture methodologies is required; immunological assay experience is highly preferred.

  • Must have permanent US Work Authorization

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health.This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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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