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Sanofi Group Research Associate, GMU CMC in Waltham, Massachusetts

*Position Overview/Department Description *

The Genomic Medicine Unit (GMU) CMC group at Sanofi is dedicated to the establishment ofbest in classmanufacturing platforms to support development of life-changing advanced cell and gene therapy products, including recombinant AAV vectors, lentiviral vectors and cell therapy products.This organization encompasses vector and cell line engineering, upstream and downstream process development, analytics, and clinical manufacturing support.Thecell culture processdevelopment group is responsible forviralvector productionoptimization and development of next generation production platforms to support high dose therapeutic products. The group is seeking a motivatedResearch Associateto join the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support theexecutionand data analysis forviral vectorproductionprocess developmentexperiments

  • Workwith risk group 2infectious materials, follow safe lab procedures and maintain good laboratory practices (GLPs)

  • Contribute to technical reportsandprotocols

  • Support maintenance of facility infrastructure and management of assay reagent, control and standard inventories, as well as other support requirements

  • Collaborate with team to identify areas for improved operational excellence

  • Stay updated on new, relevant technologies and published literature tosupportinnovation within the group

  • Support new technology evaluations to increase product yield and process understanding

  • Communicate effectively with teams

  • Display sound technical judgement

  • Perform weekend and holiday work to support on-going lab activities

*Basic Qualifications *

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological scienceor engineeringdiscipline

  • Knowledgeand Understandingofcell cultureand viral vector production systems

  • Understanding of key test performance indicators, monitoring and trending of data

  • Ability to stand and work with lab bench equipment

  • Goodorganizational, recordkeeping, and communicationskills

*Preferred Qualifications *

  • Experience with cell culture techniques with strong understanding of aseptic operations

  • Motivated and self-directed withcommitment to meet aggressive timelines

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Abilityto work under moderate supervision and function within a collaborative/team-orientedenvironment

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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