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Sanofi Group Scientist, Cell Engineering, Genomic Medicine Unit in Waltham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

We are seeking Scientist to be part of a team focused on cell engineering in the Genomic Medicine Unit. The successful candidate will play a key supporting role in building cellular genome editing technology as an approach for treatment of immunological, inflammatory and oncological diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution of a novel strategy for genomic modulation of ex vivo cell populations to support immuno-oncology programs at Sanofi.

  • Transversally collaborate across the company to support building the cell engineering portfolio in Genomic Medicine Unit.

  • Support and lead development of next-generation genome editing and gene therapy tools to strongly position Sanofi as a leader in ex vivo gene therapy space.

  • Responsible for applying scientific expertise and judgement to initiate, design and execute experiments in a time sensitive manner.

  • Acts as an impactful contributor of project teams and transverse initiatives.

  • Provides informal mentoring to junior scientists in the team.

  • Fosters creativity, productivity, execution with a sense of urgency, scientific integrity and accountability. Maintains a collaborative culture.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD plus minimum 3 years of relevant research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting or master’s degree plus minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience in a biopharmaceutical setting.

  • Prior experience involving genome editing applications required.

  • Genome editing and/or gene therapy experience with ex vivo immune cell populations (such as T- and NK-cells) preferred.

  • Experienced, results-oriented, with a track record of significant contribution to research projects and peer-reviewed publications.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute, interpret and present experimental results.

  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines in a dynamic, fast paced industry and work environment.

  • Experience in preparing high quality documents including technical reports, presentations, SOPs, experimental protocols and regulatory filings.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

Sanofi US Services, 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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