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mRNA, Research Associate, Gene Synthesis - Vaccine

date posted 05/24/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2629834
location Waltham, Massachusetts

In the race for the future of health – The Sanofi MRNA Center of Excellence (CoE)

At Sanofi, we believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from vaccine-preventable diseases. And while the pandemic has shaken up our industry, creating new opportunities and risks, we believe the acceleration of innovation with mRNA technology means vaccines for more people faster than before.

That’s why we’re looking for bold, optimistic world-changers to join the team at our mRNA Center of Excellence. We’re investing €400m a year into the new Center, hiring a team of 400 dedicated employees for it and using it as the foundation to implement integrated end-to-end mRNA vaccine capabilities and research with R&D, digital and CMC teams.

Bring your ambition and optimism for the future to Sanofi. Join us

About the Opportunity

As an experienced Plasmid DNA Research Associate, you will be responsible for supporting the efforts to establish a high throughput gene synthesis workflow initiating with design and ending in analytical methodologies.

About growing with us for winning with us

In this role you will:

  • Support the gene synthesis workflow including design, synthesis, assembly, characterization, and analytical development to support Sanofi programs and platform

  • Support high throughput gene synthesis platform using automation methodologies

  • Support high throughput DNA cloning, amplification, and purification efforts

  • Independently design and execute decision-quality research

  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, and recommendations to management and other stakeholders

  • This will be primarily a lab-based position

About you

  • B.S or M.S. in a related field (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology)

  • 6+ years (B.S.) or 1-3 years (M.S.) of pharmaceutical/biotech experience

  • Desire to work in a team-first, fast-paced environment, learn new skills, and to efficiently solve problems

  • Attention to detail & meticulous record keeping

  • Expertise in DNA design and other synthetic biology workflows

  • Experience in Oligo Chemistry including phosphoramidite chemistry, oligo purification & analysis. Hands-on experience with AKTA Oligopilot, Mermaid, and AKTA FPLC instrumentation is preferred.

  • Experience in different cloning techniques including Golden Gate, Gibson Assembly, restriction-based cloning.

  • Experience with Sanger and Next Generation DNA sequence analysis and design software like Vector NTI, Lasergene or Geneious is highly preferred.

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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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