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Co-op - Bioanalytic

Framingham, Massachusetts

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"At Sanofi, We are guided by a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to live with a rare blood disorder, and we learn by listening to the community – patients, caregivers physicians, and other healthcare professionals."

Shannon Resetich US Head Rare Diseases & Blood Disorders

"Patients are at the center of all that we do at Sanofi. Our teams are focused on advancing transformational therapies that can address serious unmet needs for people living with rare blood disorders, and expanding global patient access to our medicines."

Mouhamed Gueye US Head Medical Rare Blood Disorders


Our Team:

This position resides within the Mammalian Unit (MAM) of the Bioanalytical group which is part of the global CMC Development organization at Sanofi, Framingham, MA. MAM Unit has the overall responsibility to develop, qualify and validate robust cell-based bioassays within a GMP environment to support the release and characterization testing of early to late-stage therapeutic products. In addition, the group also supports global bioanalytics across Sanofi by delivering engineered cell lines to support various cell-based assays.  

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Intern (co-op) to join a high-performing, collaborative Bioassay and Molecular (BAM) Analytical team / Analytical Bioassay Cell Line Development (ABCD) team within MAM Units in Bioanalytics located in Framingham, MA. A significant part of this role consists of performing hands-on laboratory activities. Intern will be involved in developing robust and QC-friendly cell-based bioassays to support and characterize the biological activity of therapeutic products. He/she will learn many techniques including tissue culture aseptic techniques, cell line engineering techniques, and various cell-based bioassays.

Main responsibilities:

  • Work with supervisor to plan, design, and execute experiments, analyze data, and interpret experimental results.

  • Perform mammalian cell culture experiments including cell maintenance, cell transfection, and infection.

  • Ensure timely completion and delivery of analytical results

  • Help to maintain chemical/reagent inventory, MSDS, and instruments.

  • Present results within cross-functional teams

  • Contribute to the authoring of technical reports & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Perform analytical procedures following method protocols (SOPs)

  • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) including detail-oriented laboratory notebook documentation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a BS, MS, or Ph.D. degree in biological science with a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent.

  • Basic understanding of Cell and Molecular Biology.

  • Knowledge and exposure to PCR, and cell culture techniques.

  • Ability to work in Biosafety Level 2 and follow safe lab procedures.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software such as Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture/aseptic techniques preferred

  • Hands-on experience with cell and molecular biology techniques

  • Able to communicate with supervisor and team effectively

  • Pay attention to details and possess good organizational skills

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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