Purification Development Senior Research Associate

Sanofi US
01701, Framingham
Jun 30, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Purification Process Development, part of Sanofi R&D's CMC organization, is responsible for the development, scale-up, transfer, and characterization of downstream processes for early and late-stage clinical and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins. In addition, the department develops next-generation commercial processes, develops and implements new technologies, and supports and updates our global purification platform. The department also has particular expertise in the area of integrated and continuous bioprocessing and is actively working toward the advancement of this field. 

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates for the position of Senior Research Associate. This individual will join a dynamic and motivated team to develop downstream purification processes in support of early and late-stage drug development programs. In addition, the Senior Research Associate will support the tech transfer of the developed process into the clinical manufacturing team or Industrial Affairs organization, while ensuring the highest standards of safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance are maintained in the workplace. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute purification experiments using high throughput, benchtop, and/or pilot scale chromatography and filtration systems.

  • Independently document experimental results in technical reports and present results at departmental meetings.

  • Work with manager/team members to design purification studies and perform data analysis.

  • Work with manager/team members to evaluate new technologies to enhance purification process performance or development capabilities.

  • Develop, maintain, and demonstrate knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques in areas of responsibility.

  • Stay abreast of relevant new technologies and published literature, including attending technical forums.

  • Maintain good communication and collaboration with colleagues in Purification Process Development, as well as other departments.

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline or a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Must have permanent US work authorization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant laboratory experience operating and maintaining purification equipment (e.g. AKTA, Tecan, ultrafiltration/diafiltration).

  • Experience with statistical analysis and modeling.

  • An understanding of scientific principles underlying purification technologies and operations.

  • Excellent planning, organization, and communication skills.

  • Logical and critical thinking skills, as well as innovative problem solving.

  • Ability to work independently and also function in a matrix/collaborative/team-oriented environment.

  • High level of scientific curiosity.

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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