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Senior Scientist, Investigative Toxicology

Company: Sanofi
Location: Clinton
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job OverviewThe incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing in vitro cellular models within the Global Investigative Toxicology group at Sanofi. This will include working with spheroids, organ-on-a-chip, and other microphysiological system (MPS) models from various organ systems, focusing on application of these models in the field of Toxicology. Incorporating relevant endpoint assays and translational biomarkers will be a critical aspect of this role. The successful candidate will have good collaborative skills to enable work with Sanofi colleagues across sites and with external vendors, a high level of scientific rigor in their work, and exemplary communication skills.

  • Independently review literature to generate hypotheses for experimental testing. Design and execute relevant experiments to test hypotheses, including completion of data analysis and data interpretation
  • Develop and optimize in vitro models, including providing technical expertise, design and execute qualification plans, establishing relevant endpoint assays, and ensuring models meet established scientific requirements
  • Collaborate with external vendors on technology and assay evaluation, where appropriate
  • Work with project teams to address and investigate safety mechanisms and help projects meet development timelines
  • Provide mentorship and training to fellow colleagues as needed
  • Author investigative reports to support inclusion of results in white papers or regulatory submissions as needed
  • Represent Sanofi on external consortia
    Requirements & Qualifications
    • PhD in toxicology, immunology, biomedical engineering, or equivalent biological field with at least 2 years of prior pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience is required
    • Laboratory expertise in cell culture (primary, iPSC), imaging (high content, confocal), molecular biology (RNA, DNA, protein) endpoints, and biochemical endpoints are required. Demonstrated experience doing data and statistical analysis with tools such as GraphPad Prism are also required
    • Knowledge and experience in organ-on-a-chip, MPS, 3D models, or complex in vitro systems highly preferred
    • Experience with immune-oncology, biologic modalities or cell and gene therapy also preferred
    • Knowledge and experience in vascular biology or liver biology a plus
    • Established record of scientific contribution in peer-reviewed journals and scientific symposiums
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      Terms of employmentOccasional domestic travel to scientific conferences as permitted by Sanofi travel policies. Availability to start in Q2 2022 or earlier.
      What makes this position unique?The candidate will be part of a growing Investigative Toxicology group at Sanofi and have opportunity to conduct research in the exciting and rapidly advancing field of organ-on-a-chip, MPS and its application to the discipline of Toxicology for a variety of modalities within Sanofi's portfolio.
      Benefits of working in this role
      • Be part of an active, innovative scientific group
      • Gain broad expertise in novel in vitro models
      • Have diverse opportunities to collaborate global
      • Be highly recognized for successes
      • Receive excellent benefits and compensation
        Location informationThe position is based in Framingham, MA until Q4 2022 and then located in Cambridge, MA.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.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.#GD-SA#LI-SAPDNAt Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Keywords: Sanofi, Worcester , Senior Scientist, Investigative Toxicology, Other , Clinton, Massachusetts

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