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2022 Biologics Co-Op - Upstream MSAT

date posted 10/01/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2612196
location Framingham, Massachusetts

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Sanofi’s university opportunities offer exposure to a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Students work side-by-side with biopharmaceutical professionals, providing an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of patients around the globe. This Co-Op may lead to a full-time opportunity upon graduation based on successful performance reviews and final interview process. One of the goals of this program is to feed a leadership pipeline of top talent for our Sanofi Biologics full-time opportunities. Sanofi Biologics early career hiring launches your career to the next level through a targeted approach.


The job position is part of the Upstream team in the drug substance function within global Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT) and is based at the biologics hub in Framingham, MA. The MSAT mission is to  enable the reliable supply of SC (Specialty Care) medicines by providing expert technical and scientific support to their licensure, ongoing commercial manufacturing, and life-cycle management activities.

The drug substance function within global MSAT is the owner of Life Cycle Management (LCM) of DS processes within the Sanofi biologics manufacturing network. We deliver innovative, robust, and cost-effective next generation processes and provide commercial manufacturing support. The function is responsible for tech transfer activities including process-fit gap assessment, process validation, dossier preparation, & PAI support to enable launch of new and LCM products. Our expansive portfolio covers 17 products, 5 modalities, 3 expression systems within 12 internal and external global sites in the US and EU. We will be supporting launch of 20 new products in the next 5 years including monoclonal and multi-specific antibodies, fusion proteins, antibody-drug conjugates, synthorins, and nanobodies. In recent years we have successfully established second-generation manufacturing processes with a continuous process platform. We are pursuing future innovations such as digital labs, factory of the future, and advanced-analytics-based process understanding and control. 

Title: 2022 Biologics Development / Upstream MSAT

Location: Framingham, MA

Duration: January - June 2022

Note: Candidates must be available 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Job Responsibilities

• Support commercial biotech manufacturing of mammalian cell culture and protein purification through experimental work and data analysis to support scale-up, mixing & mass transfer analysis, and process analytical technology.

• Work as part of a team, engaging other scientists with complementary skill sets in the field of Biopharmaceutics

• Generate documents (technical memos, protocols, reports, etc.) related to lab experiments.

• Co-ops will own a relevant capstone project to complete during the semester.

Basic Qualifications

•Must be currently enrolled as a student in an accredited undergraduate academic program

•Working toward a bachelor's or master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or equivalent

•3.0/4.0 GPA is a minimum requirement

•Must have permanent US work authorization

Preferred Qualifications

•Basic understanding of bioreactor operations

•Understanding of first principle and data-driven modeling (ex. material balances)

•Experience in scripting in knowledge in Matlab or Python and the graphic user interface (GUI)

•Knowledge in resolving optimization: e.g., solving fluxes of biochemical networks by using linear or non-linear optimization methods or parameter optimization for kinetic modeling  

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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