BioProcess Analytics Senior Research Associate, Genomic Medicine

Sanofi US
02451, Waltham
Jun 11, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

The Genomic Medicine Unit (GMU) operates with the mission to develop robust, scalable, cost effective, and innovative cell and viral vector manufacturing processes and platforms. The BioProcess Analytics group is responsible developing and executing analytical methods to support our process development and manufacturing operation teams for current and future AAV gene therapy manufacturing platforms.
The BioProcess Analytics group located in Waltham, MA is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our team of talented individuals. The successful candidate must have a basic understanding of analytical method development and technologies, with scientific knowledge in cell and gene therapy analytics preferred.  The candidate must be highly motivated, well organized, able to execute studies independently, collaborative, and able to communicate effectively with a cross-functional team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Experience in executing molecular assays and cell-based analytical methods like qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, cell culture, virus titer assays, etc.

  • Under minimal supervision plan complex experiments with relevant controls to support clear and relevant project objectives.

  • Work independently on approved development plans, perform deep data dives, and present data in group setting.

  • Troubleshoot existing protocols and provide recommendations for improvements, identifying new technologies were applicable.

  • Support and execute internal and external assay transfers consistent with established procedures.

  • Contribute to routine assay support as needed following established procedures.

  • Maintain compliance with company documentation and data recording practices.

  • Write protocols and operating procedures, author and/or contribute to technical reports.

  • Prepare presentations for functional group meetings that clearly explain study plan results and conclusions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in biological sciences or a Bachelors degree in biological sciences with a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in executing molecular and/or cell-based analytical methods like qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA and cell culture based methods.

  • Innovative, critical and creative thinker.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Work independently and function within a collaborative/team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in analytics for testing AAV or other viral vectors, or cell therapy products.

  • Experience using DOE to develop analytical methods.

  • Experience with automated analytical technology platforms for high throughput testing.

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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