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Senior Director, Dupixent Research

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Immunology & Inflammation Research Therapeutic Area is looking to add a key leader to our scientific family who works at the forefront of medicine to transform the lives of patients. Focusing on Dupixent, an approved biological medication for several diseases including Atopic Dermatitis and Asthma, your position will direct our research strategy for enhancing our understanding and competitiveness of this exciting therapy. This translational role will incorporate learnings from research and clinical studies into strategies developed together with our partners in Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial to drive our research directions and maximize the value of Dupixent.

Working in a highly matrix environment, this position will involve all aspects of the pharmaceutical business and require skills aligned with being able to integrate and contribute to decisions in Research, Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial.  The incumbent must be a strong communicator and skilled in managing stakeholder relationships.  There will also be significant opportunities to develop and contribute to external collaborations with renowned academic institutions and work closely with our partners at Regeneron.

We are searching for someone with a strong knowledge of immunology, particularly Type 2 diseases, and an ability to lead through strategic coordination and collaboration. The position will lead a team of dedicated scientists and therefore significant managerial and mentorship experience is essential.  This position reports directly to the Type 2 Immunology and Dupixent Research Cluster Head.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct research strategy and lead a Dupixent-focused research team.

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with our internal and external partners to ensure programmatic activities relevant to our clinical experience and research interests.

  • Work collaboratively with multifunctional teams across Sanofi to leverage resources and ensure our preclinical research efforts are aligned with strategies to support the successful development of Dupixent

  • Develop and manage relationships with external academic collaborators

  • Communicate research through peer-reviewed publications and presentations to internal and external audiences

  • Maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of scientific and medical developments in the field and incorporate into in-house strategies as appropriate.

  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials such as controlled drug and radioactive compounds.

  • Supervise a team several Ph.D. and non-Ph.D. scientists, guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals, and be accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Immunology or a related field with 12+ years of related work experience, including successful postdoctoral training and experience.

  • Possesses strong working knowledge of in vitro and in vivo immunology, including peer-reviewed publication and presentation history in notable scientific journals and forums

  • Proven track record in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Keeps up to date on relevant literature and applies knowledge to ongoing research work and the strategic direction of experimental priorities.

  • Highly motivated, independent, collaborative, and able to communicate effectively with a cross-functional team.

  • Possesses strong presentation skills and an exceptional work ethic.

  • Strong managerial and mentorship skills and experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct research and strategic experience in Type 2 immunological diseases

  • Experience with translational medicine, including precision immunology

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.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.


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