Sanofi Group Associate Director Bioanalysis- Waltham/MA in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Bioanalysis provides strong scientific and managerial expertise for the bioanalytical group within the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics research platform. In this role, the Associate Director is responsible for managing LC-MS based bioanalytical support for both small molecule and biologics within Sanofi’s North American R&D Hub across multiple therapeutic areas including rare diseases, neurosciences, immunology and oncology.

The Associate Director of Bioanalysis will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Provides scientific oversight and management of assay development and implementation for the determination of drug candidates in biological matrices

  • Ensures the quality, reliability and timely reporting of bioanalytical data to support both small molecule and biologic modalities of the Sanofi North America R&D Hub portfolio

  • Enhances the function’s productivity by assessing and adopting state-of –the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry technologies and high throughput automation platforms

  • Provides scientific oversight of bioanalytical activities at contract research organizations to ensure the successful development/transfer of bioanalytical assays, validation, and implementation to meet project objectives

  • Provides scientific oversight of discovery pharmacokinetic studies at contract research organizations to ensure their implementation in a manner that meets project goals

  • Participates on project teams representing the DMPK functional discipline


  • A Ph.D in analytical chemistry, or related field, with at least 10 years pharmaceutical industry experience in bioanalysis in support of both discovery and preclinical development stage projects

  • Expertise in the bioanalytical application of liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) including triple quadrupole systems as well as high resolution mass spectrometry systems

  • Expertise in the application of LC-MS for the determination of biologics in biological samples

  • Expertise in the application of high throughput approaches for bioanalytical support

  • Experience with management of contract research organizations

  • Knowledge of GLP compliance requirements and worldwide regulatory requirements for bioanalysis

  • Strong working knowledge of pharmacokinetics for discovery support and experience in representing DMPK discipline on project teams is desired

  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills are essential

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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