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Senior Research Associate, Genomic Medicine Unit - BioProcess Analytics

date posted 09/27/2023
contract type Full time
job id R2709808
location Waltham, Massachusetts

Position Overview

The Genomic Medicine Unit (GMU) operates with the mission to develop robust, scalable, cost effective, and innovative cell and viral vector manufacturing processes and platforms. The BioProcess Analytics group is responsible for developing and executing analytical methods to support our process development and manufacturing operation teams for current and future viral (AAV) and Non-viral Gene Therapy manufacturing platforms.

The BioProcess Analytics group located in Waltham, MA is seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our team of talented individuals. The successful candidate must have a basic understanding of analytical method development and technologies, with scientific knowledge in cell and gene therapy analytics preferred.  The candidate must be highly motivated, well organized, able to execute studies independently, collaborative, and able to communicate effectively with a cross-functional team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute molecular and cell-based analytical methods like qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, cell culture based assays like virus infectivity titer to support process development & monitoring.

  • Contribute to routine assay support as needed following established procedures. 

  • Troubleshoot existing protocols and provide recommendations for improvements, identifying new technologies were applicable.

  • Under minimal supervision plan simple experiments with relevant controls to support relevant project objectives

  • Work independently on approved development plans, perform deep data dives, and present data in group setting. 

  • Support and execute internal and external assay transfer consistent with established procedures.

  • Maintain compliance with company documentation (eNotebook) and data recording practices.

  • Write protocols and operating procedures, author and/or contribute to technical reports

  • Be engaged in lab activities and maintenance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in biological sciences or a Bachelors degree in biological sciences with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience in executing molecular and/or cell-based analytical methods like qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, aseptic techniques used in mammalian cell-based methods.

  • Innovative, critical, and creative thinker

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Work independently and function within a collaborative/team-oriented environment

Special Working Conditions

  • Required to work in a Biosafety Level 2 environment, that may include large scale operations support (LS-BL2)

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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