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Principal Data Scientist

Framingham, Massachusetts



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Position/Department Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced Data Scientist to join our Data Sciences group.  Data Science is part of the Global CMC Development organization in Sanofi R&D. We provide cutting edge capability in the area of data analytics and computer science to support the process development activities from molecule selection to technological transfer to our commercial organization. The Data Sciences team is seeking an Associate Director with expertise in data engineering to support the CMC activities in the US, across our Boston area sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with project teams in CMC to support development activities such as process design, optimization, control strategy definition

  • Develop automated data analytics workflow for data visualization, process monitoring and predictive analytics

  • Implement and deploy machine learning / multivariate models to drive novel insight for process development activities

  • Key contributor to the Data Science strategy definition, thought leader and change agent

  • Lead development teams to implement data analytics platform solutions for the Global CMC organization

  • Issue technical reports summarizing conclusion of data analyses and recommendations for process improvements.

  • Represent Sanofi externally at relevant conferences or consortia.

  • Core contributor to the Advanced analytics strategy, as part of our global digital transformation program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in data sciences, chemometrics, computer sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of relevant industrial experience or Master’s degree and a minimum of 11 years of relevant industrial experience

  • Demonstrated experience developing complex data analytics workflow – machine learning, multivariate analysis - on biologics processes

  • Advanced programing skills in standard programming languages - Python, R, Matlab

  • Demonstrated knowledge in app’ development in cloud-based environment

  • Leadership experience on matrix teams and project management

  • An ability to work as part of across functional team, engaging with scientists in the field of biopharmaceutics

  • Learning agility, with an appetite for building new skills in a rapidly evolving Digital environment

  • A change agent mentality, proposing novel approach to challenging scientific questions

  • Coaching and mentoring skills, supporting development of scientists in the area of data science

  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, in an international environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cell and gene therapy process and general cell biology

  • Experience in omics analytics

  • Trained and operational in Agile methodology

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.

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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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