Sanofi Group Principal Scientist in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Metabolic and Muscle Disease Cluster of Sanofi-Genzyme’s Rare Disease Therapeutic Area is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated Principal Scientist. The job entails supporting current early drug discovery projects and the identification/molecular-genetic validation of new Rare Disease targets that can become the basis for additional drug discovery programs. A thorough understanding of the drug discovery process is required and the successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills for working with multi-disciplinary teams and different levels of management both within the Therapeutic Area and across the organization.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD with 7+ years of experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • The job requires minimum extensive experience developing and validating in vitro phenotypic/biochemical screens, backed by solid technical skills in current molecular cloning, genetic knock-down, gene expression analysis and cellular characterization.

  • Knowledge of high-content screening is a plus, as is familiarity with derivation, differentiation, maintenance and characterization of iPSC’s.

  • The successful candidate will become a resource across the Therapeutic Area and must possess both management experience and demonstrated mentoring abilities in addition to excellent writing and presentation skills.

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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