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Scientist, Medium & Bioprocess Technologies

Framingham, Massachusetts



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Position Overview/Department Description

We are seeking an experienced upstream bioprocess development professional to join Cell Culture Development (CCD) as part of Medium & Bioprocess Technologies (CCD-MBT) at the Framingham, MA site as a Scientist. CCD-MBT is globally responsible for providing solutions to process challenges through the development and application of platform cell culture media and innovative technologies throughout CCD. The candidate will be self-motivated and strongly driven to succeed while demonstrating the ability to function well within a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative team-oriented environment. The candidate will also be inquisitive and innovative, exhibiting scientific curiosity and the ability to acquire new skills while expanding the knowledge base of the organization.

This individual will join a dynamic and motivated team charged with identifying process pain points and resolving the underlying problems, generating compelling data from relevant proof of concept studies, and designing novel process platforms in collaboration with Cell Culture Development colleagues. This is an exciting opportunity with the potential to have a significant impact on future process development and manufacturing strategies within the global Sanofi network.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design cell culture experiments using benchtop bioreactors, high throughput cell culture methods, and/or pilot scale single-use bioreactors
  • Independently plan and conduct complex experiments on multiple projects and suggest improvements and solutions to address new problems as they occur
  • Support development of in-house cell culture media for fed-batch and perfusion processes
  • Promote mechanistic understanding of key factors and associated metabolic pathways relating to cell culture medium and process development
  • Perform data analysis and prepare and review technical reports, SOPs, and internal presentations
  • Develop, maintain and demonstrate knowledge of concepts, principles, and techniques in upstream bioprocess manufacturing
  • Demonstrate insights on important new findings in published literature, prepare manuscripts for relevant bioprocess journals, and present to industry leaders at national/international conferences
  • Foster effective communications between upstream bioprocess teams
  • Ensure the highest standards of safety and environmental compliance are maintained in the workplace

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline or Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience, or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture process development
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with fed-batch and perfusion-based cell culture processes and bioreactor systems at various scales
  • Knowledge of concepts and techniques for the development of high-performing CHO cell culture media and feeds
  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology for process development and characterization and related process data analysis
  • Understanding of high throughput cell culture systems and related automated liquid handling technologies
  • Experience with hands-on operation and troubleshooting of LC-MS instruments
  • Experience with MS-based metabolomic approaches and methods for targeted and untargeted analytics

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