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Senior Research Associate Drug Product

date posted 01/26/2023
contract type Full time
job id R2670262
location Waltham, Massachusetts

Department/Position Overview

The Senior Research Associate will be a part of the Global Drug Product Development & Manufacturing group. The candidate will primarily support Biopharmaceutical Drug Product development projects for Gene Therapy (in support of the Genomic Medicine Unit) and Protein therapeutic programs. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on different facets of drug product development for different modalities such as Lipid Nanoparticles, gene therapy capsids (recombinant AAV capsids), Cell Therapy and Protein/Enzyme therapeutics

Key Responsibilities

  • Execution of formulation, process development and stability studies in multidisciplinary teams

  • Work with internal and external partners to address formulation, manufacturing, drug product stability and compatibility aspects using established assays efficiently and comprehensively, across a variety of technological platforms and disciplines.

  • Planning, prioritization, and initiation of concurrent experimental procedures for multiple programs to ensure their timely completion is essential

  • Maintain a strong work ethic and good documentation practices including electronic laboratory notebook maintenance and writing of technical reports and SOPs

  • Analyze, compile and present results to internal and cross functional teams comprised of members from multiple groups and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biochemistry, pharmaceutical science, chemical engineering, or a related discipline or a Bachelor’ degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience

  • Knowledge of analytical and biophysical characterization techniques such as HPLC, CE-SDS, DSC, CD, qPCR, DLS and fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Ability to multi-task and learn new skills and possess flexibility and adaptability that is needed in a fast-paced team environment

Advanced (or Preferred) Qualifications

  • Experience in handling and maintaining mammalian cell culture, characterizing lipid nanoparticles and viral gene delivery vectors is a significant plus

  • Knowledge of lyophilization is an added benefit

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society. 

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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