Sanofi Group Technologist - Downstream cP Team 4 in Toronto, Ontario



Reference: R2492876

Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited / North York, Ontario

Reporting To: Manager cP

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioengineering)

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. For over 100 years, we’ve provided life-saving vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited, located in Toronto, is one of the company's four major R&D and manufacturing sites. We are home to Sanofi Pasteur's North American centre for Analytical and Bioprocess R&D. As well, we are the largest Canadian vaccine producer: each year, we manufacture 50 million doses of vaccine and distribute them to more than 90 countries around the world, helping to protect against 20 infectious diseases. This variety of activities offers employees diverse opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our company attracts some of the best minds in the business from across the globe. Our 1,300 employees give us their best and we offer the best in return.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited is looking for motivated and results driven individuals to join our Component Pertussis Downstream team as a Technologist. Key responsibilities will include the following:

Position Summary:

  1. Administration of Downstream production activities:
  • Assist in review BPR, SOP, logbooks, and monitoring charts for completion and insurance of accuracy of all documents as per GMP guidelines.

  • Train technical staff comply cGMP, HSE, and SOP requirements.

  • Participate in deviation investigations.

  • Coordinate activities within CP department (Absorptions, Upstream, and MWS).

  1. Health, Safety, Environment:
  • Wear appropriate PPE when performing tasks.

  • Escalate any potential hazards, help develop proposed solutions.

  • Participate in HSE checks and inspection.

  • Follow safety procedures.

  1. Purification and sterile filtration of CP antigens:
  • Operation of Centrifuges for precipitation purification of CP antigens.

  • Operation of column chromatography for isolation of CP antigens.

  • Operation of Ultrafiltration units used for processing CP antigens.

  • Sterile filtration of CP antigens using aseptic technique and tube welder.

  • Perform and prepare for analytical tests such as lowry, Bradford and SDS-PAGE.

  1. Administration of Data Information for CP Production:
  • Complete SAP transactions in a timely, accurate manner.

  • Perform Pharm Net Web activities.

  • Enter data accurately and in a timely manner such as Shop Floor Data, LIMs, Mater, Change Request Forms.

  1. Process improvement and development:
  • Assist implementation of facility, equipment, and process improvement projects.

  • Assist in execution and writing of documents (specifications, protocols and reports) related to facility, equipment, and process improvement of production process.

  • Modification of SOPs and BPRs for new processes in accordance with change control policies.

  • Perform IQ, OQ, and PQ for new equipment.

  1. Preparation of Trending reports and SPC data analysis:
  • Assist with implementation of corrective actions in production.
  1. Housekeeping:
  • Participate in keeping the production area in a tidy, GMP manner, following 5S guideline (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain).

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioengineering or related discipline.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of previous relevant experience in a laboratory, pharmaceutical, or Biotech Company.

  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with aseptic techniques, microbiology and cGMP practices.

  • Strong mechanical skills and problem solving ability. Experience in setting-up, operating, trouble-shooting and cleaning machinery as per SOPs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make quick decisions in accordance with SOPs and training.

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to enter data accurately and in a timely manner.

Hours of Work:

Thursday to Monday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

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