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Research Associate, Analytical Development

Framingham, Massachusetts



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Position Overview:

This position resides within the Analytical Development group, part of the Global Biologics CMC Development organization at Sanofi, Framingham, MA. The Analytical Development group has the overall responsibility to develop, qualify and validate robust analytical methods to support release and characterization testing of protein candidates in early stage development (Phase I/II). The Analytical Development group also performs cGMP sample testing for the purpose of drug substance and drug product lot release and stability.

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated Research Associate to join the Analytical Development and QC group, located in Framingham, MA. The Research Associate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on the development and qualification of novel analytical methods to support a strong pipeline of R&D programs within Sanofi.  This entry level position will be a great opportunity to explore and grow your skills in several analytical disciplines while working with cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development, qualification, and transfer of analytical methods such as HPLC/UPLC, capillary electrophoresis, and cIEF in support of drug substance and drug product release and stability testing.

  • Perform cGMP sample testing according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and compile data packets.

  • Plan and perform experimental procedures and document the work in an electronic lab notebook.  Integrate, compile, analyze, and interpret data under the supervision of a manager.

  • Assist in the drafting of SOPs and technical reports and be able to effectively communicate progress and experimental results to supervisor and team members.

  • Ensure timely completion and delivery of analytical results and documentation (ELN, technical reports, SOPs, etc.).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline.

  • Basic understanding of physicochemical methods e.g. SDS-PAGE, CE, HPLC, GC, CE, mass spectrometry.

  • Well-organized, self-motivated, hard-working and detail-oriented individual able to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have permanent US work authorization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with UPLC/HPLC, cIEF or other protein separation techniques.

  • Basics understanding of chromatographic software applications such as Empower or OpenLab.

  • Experience with executing assays in a GLP/GxP regulated pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting.

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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