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Sanofi Group Manager Senior Scientist - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania


Manufacturing Technology

Vaccine Industrial Affairs (VIA), at our Swiftwater, Pennsylvania site, the largest vaccine manufacturing facility in the US, continues to develop its manufacturing assets to produce existing and new vaccines and bio-pharmaceuticals. Sanofi Pasteur provides associates in IA a variety of opportunities to develop and enhance their career through the ability to work in diverse roles across functions, resources for continuous learning, and assistance for those wishing to further their education.

Job overview

The Manager Senior Scientist within the Manufacturing Technology (MTECH) department of Vaccine Industrial Affairs leads the execution of influenza virus hemagglutinin gene purification, antigen and antisera production, in-house potency testing, preparing the reagent ready for drug substance release of Fluzone, Flublok and Covid-19 vaccines and to support the continuous improvement and licensing of new viral vaccines with high technical and scientific complexity.

The mission of MTECH function is to deliver robust and efficient process & testing with associated know how transfer to Manufacturing & QC. MTECH function also provides daily support manufacturing and QC toward industrial performance excellence.


  • Technical expert for influenza virus purification in eggs and cells and characterization by HA gene cleaving for antisera development, chromatography, running AKTA, HPLC and SRID.

  • Working experience in working in a BSL 2 lab, lab safety procedures and good laboratory practices (GLP) Participate in the network for reagent management, within Sanofi Pasteur.

  • Independently provide technical expertise on reagent development, perform data analysis, and publish protocols/reports/procedures.

  • Demonstrate cross-functional teamwork across platforms in MTech, VIA, R&D and external to Sanofi.

  • Influences internally and across Vaccine Industrial Affairs functions; forward thinking with an attitude of collaboration, optimization, efficiency, continuous improvement.

  • Leads/conducts execution of small scale experiments.

  • Fosters relationships with partners, experts from other functions and customers in order to achieve technical objectives.

  • Leading or supporting technical process improvements and portfolio execution.

  • Proactively resolves conflicts, removes roadblocks to execution within sphere of influence; escalates to functional management when appropriate.

  • Responsible for defining and managing deliverables and objectives for safe and compliant execution.

  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring junior personnel and educating / maintaining technical knowledge in workforce.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's in Microbiology, biotechnology or biochemistry

  • 5-6 years of technical expertise with virus or bacterial purification, antisera and antibody development in animals, chromatography, running AKTA, HPLC and SRID

  • Experience in lab management

Terms of employment

  • The hired candidate will have no direct reports

  • The candidate will work during normal business hours (8 am-5 pm Monday – Friday), but flexibility if occasional work outside of these hours is necessary

Other Skills / Competencies:

  • Extensive hands-on experience with influenza virus in eggs and cells.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with local and global teams.

  • Supports the global and other sites with aligned transversal activities.

  • Strong organizational skill

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated cross-functional working skills

Benefits of working in this role

Sanofi Pasteur’s VIA mission is to improve worldwide human health, as a reliable manufacturer, by delivering high quality, innovative, and affordable products to our customers. You would fit in well with our Sanofi values of innovation, solidarity, confidence, respect, and integrity and our ways of working (Focus, Agility, Accountability and Simplicity).

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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