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Scientist, Purification Development

date posted 09/24/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2604101
location Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

Purification Process Development (part of Sanofi R&D) is responsible for development, scale-up, transfer, and characterization of purification processes for clinical and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins from the mammalian production platform. In addition, the department develops next-generation bioprocessing and process development technologies such as integrated and continuous bioprocessing, high throughput process development, and mechanistic modeling of bioprocesses. The department also works to support a global purification network and update our purification platform.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates for the position of Scientist. This individual should be able to use scientific principles and professional practices to creatively and practically solve a wide range of problems, while ensuring the highest standards of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance are maintained in the workplace. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development of robust downstream unit operations and processes that can be scaled to pilot, clinical, and commercial manufacturing scales.

  • Leading the examination of novel purification technologies for manufacturing and process development.

  • Developing areas of specific technical expertise and training and guiding others in those areas.

  • Representing the department in cross-functional and/or cross-site interactions.

  • Preparing internal technical reports and externally presenting and/or publishing technology advancements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related discipline or Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience or Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse cross-functional team.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An understanding of scientific and engineering principles and techniques used in the unit operations for production of protein therapeutics such as:

    • AKTA or automated protein purification chromatography.

    • Tangential flow filtration or UF/DF.

    • Virus clearance and inactivation.

    • Filtration unit operations at various scales.

  • Strong understanding of the principles of Quality by Design and ability to apply DOE to downstream development.

  • Knowledge of basic analytical tools such as spectrophotometry, ELISA, HPLC, and SDS-PAGE.

  • Self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented.

  • 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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