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Distinguished Scientist/ Group Head

Framingham, Massachusetts



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Group Head, Distinguished Scientist, Neuro and Neuromuscular Research, Genomics Medicine Unit

We are seeking a Group Head, Distinguished Scientist, reporting directly to the Global Head of GMU, to join the newly created Genomics Medicine Unit and play a leadership role in establishing and executing the strategy to bring to the clinic therapies for neurologic and neuromuscular diseases.

Specifically, the remit of the candidate will be to:

  • Lead the development of gene therapy strategies and manage research programs in genetic neurologic and neuromuscular disorders.
  • Responsible for applying scientific expertise and judgement to initiate, design, direct and execute preclinical study experiments and/or studies in support of research and/or development project goals in a time sensitive manner.
  • Act as an impactful contributor and leader of project teams and transverse and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Work across R&D organization to test and advance innovative processes, hypotheses and methodologies; encourages curiosity and challenges the status quo in order to foster innovation.
  • Enable productivity, execution with a sense of urgency, teamwork, accountability, scientific rigor and excellence.
  • Foster a culture of employee growth and development


  • Leading-edge knowledge of principles, concepts and practices in AAV gene therapy required; experience of translating treatments to the clinic is preferred.
  • PhD plus minimum 5 years of relevant research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting demonstrating continuous growth in depth and breadth of knowledge (Neurobiology background is preferred)
  • Applies technical, functional and industry knowledge to design and execute projects that shape the strategic direction of the group.
  • Hands-on manager and experienced leader that exercises foresight and judgement in planning, organizing and guiding complex projects. Track record of successfully applying high- level scientific judgement in a variety of complex and unprecedented situations.
  • Flexibility to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines and ability to lead others through change in a dynamic, fast paced industry and work environment.
  • Recognized as an outstanding scientist and subject matter expert / innovator in the field.  Outstanding track record of scientific publications, presentations, patents, projects as a leading contributor or senior author.  Excellent track record of project impact as a key contributor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: impactful oral and written communication.
  • Experience in preparing high quality documents including technical reports, presentations, SOPs, experimental protocols and regulatory filings.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

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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