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Senior Associate Scientist, CNS Genetic Diseases

Framingham, Massachusetts



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Sanofi’s Rare Disease and Neuroscience Research Therapeutic Area based in Framingham, MA is looking for a highly qualified and motivated Sr. Associate Scientist to investigate the underlying disease biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).    The successful candidate will work with team members to use neural progenitor and induced pluripotent stems cells (iPSCs) to establish in vitro human glial and neuronal models of ALS. The successful candidate will use these models to identify and validate innovative therapeutic targets for the treatment of ALS.   

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Support the establishment and maintenance of human in vitro neuronal and glial based models of ALS 
  • Implementation of multiple state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy
  • Analyze, interpret, and present experimental results at lab meetings.
  • Maintain accurate records of experiments and analyses.
  • Maintain lucid and effective communication with manager and other colleagues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus minimum 6 years of relevant research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting OR Master’s Degree plus minimum 3 years of relevant research experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting OR PhD. No Post doc experience required.
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to work independently 
  • All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provide

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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