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Sanofi Group Upstream Manager Scientist - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Job overview:

The Manager Scientist, Upstream within the Manufacturing Technology (MTECH) department of Vaccine Industrial Affairs is a technical contributor to the Bacterial Technology Unit, supporting the design and execution of development and/or troubleshooting studies for the manufacturing and continuous improvement of bacterial and cell culture vaccines.


  • Expert on bioreactor operation (bacterial and/or cell culture)

  • Hands-on execution of upstream process development studies

  • Lead and support small- and large-scale optimization, development, process engineering and validation

  • Support new technology evaluation, development and implementation

  • Write protocols, reports, procedures, and memos as needed to support development and validation work

  • Provide instruction, guidance, and direct support to laboratory technicians and operations on the correct execution of lab work

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively within MTECH and with Operations, QA, QV, and RA to accomplish business needs

  • Participate in troubleshooting at MTECH and operations with respect to the upstream antigen production processes

  • Behaves according to company values and competencies

  • Influences internally; forward thinking with an attitude of collaboration, optimization, efficiency, continuous improvement.

  • Proactively anticipates and effectively communicates successes, constraints, conflicts, solutions and actions for resolution.

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

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

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters in basic sciences, math, engineering, or pharmacy (preferably biotechnology / life sciences)

  • Hands-on experience with bioreactors.

  • Candidate should possess educational and professional experience, commensurate with the position.

Terms of employment:

  • You will have no direct reports

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

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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