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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Autoimmunity & Type 1 Diabetes

Cambridge, Massachusetts



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Sanofi Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application of Functional Genomics to Study Autoimmune Diseases (Cambridge MA)

Do you have a passion for innovative drug discovery research toward the goal of improving human health? We are currently seeking highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position with the Sanofi Immunology and Inflammation group to study autoimmune diseases. The project will focus on identification of key modulators of pathogenic pathways using functional genomics. The successful candidate will join a group of 100 scientists including a team of 15 that is focused on autoimmunity. The project will leverage cutting-edge immunology, cell biology and bioinformatics, in combination with start-of-the-art high-throughput screening platforms to investigate cell/cell interaction and ligand/receptor recognition in the setting of autoimmunity. This study may lead to the identification of novel target(s) for drug discovery in autoimmune disease.


  • Design and execute genomics screening to identify novel immune pathway modulators
  • Analyze the large datasets to identify disease-associated pathway(s)/target(s)
  • Validate genetic screening hit(s) using cellular assays and animal models
  • Collaborate with internal and external experts to perform multi-disciplinary research
  • Present his/her work in the internal lab/department meeting and external scientific conferences
  • Publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals


  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology, or molecular biology; bioinformatics expertise would be an asset. 
  • Strong publication record in high-impact journals
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the authorization to work in the United States; no visa sponsorship will be provided

Terms of employment: 2-3 years

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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