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VACCINES Scientist All Gender

date posted 06/10/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2646105
location Marcy-l'Étoile, France

Le contenu du poste est libellé en anglais car il nécessite de nombreuses interactions avec nos filiales à l’international, l'anglais étant la langue de travail.


As an experienced suspension formulation and characterization scientist, s/he will be in charge of developing, characterizing, analyzing and making available to projects new adjuvant and other Antigen presentation formulations for vaccine preclinical development. Within this platform, the scientist will work in close collaboration with the platform manager and the project team on the development and physico-chemical characterization of formulations based on purified antigens and adjuvants.


  • Plan, design, execute and analysis antigen-adjuvant or antigen-particle formulations. Organize and realize the analytical characterizations of the vaccine
  • Work in collaboration with the teams and ensure the good work organization to get the best performance
  • Be a referent in the field of adjuvant formulation and nanoparticle formulation is key actor in interfacing with external collaborations and other partner functions within Sanofi
  • Run stability studies, ensure the organization of the studies and timelines
  • Ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Manage technicians in transversal manner
  • Be responsible of various types of advanced equipment
  • Propose new solutions for optimized formulation and characterizations of vaccine candidates
  • Promote innovation, state of the art technologies and propose strategies to improve vaccine candidates performance
  • Make scientific presentations and report project progress within the platform, with partners and in international forums
  • Sustain active collaborative network within Sanofi and external key players


  • Engineer school or PhD in Formulation, Chemistry, Analytics, with 3-5 years’ experience of Pharma/Biotech environment
  • Skills in formulation of suspensions in a pharmaceutical environment (liposomes, polymers, emulsions, nanoparticles, etc.), chemistry and protein characterization
  • Skills in physicochemical characterizations (size measurement, encapsulations, zeta potential, chromatography, etc.)
  • Understanding in vaccines, immunology and biology
  • Able to work in a collaborative network, team spirit, self-motivated, rigorous, enthusiastic and inspired by innovation
  • Capability to lead studies among a transversal team, interfacing with people with different competencies
  • French and English speaking, good communication skills, oral and written
  • Capability to present and synthesise studies in team meetings

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