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Senior Scientist, Translational Sciences, Genomics Job at Medical Scientist at Sanofi

Primary Location Framingham, MA Job Category Medical Scientist Requisition Number R75

Senior Scientist, Translational Sciences, Genomics

As part of the Translational Sciences Department, the Genomics Group in the Sanofi Genzyme R&D Center seeks a highly motivated genomics scientist / disease biologist to work in a dynamic and cross-functional team supporting genomics and translational research and therapeutic product development.  Disease biology expertise sought in neurobiology or immunology.  Main responsibilities are to provide data analysis and functional interpretation using a variety of molecular profiling data, including DNA and RNA sequencing, GWAS analysis and network biology.  You will interact with research scientists on biomarker discovery, mechanism of action, and disease biology projects at every stage of the project, from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation.  You will be expected to keep abreast of the latest systems biology analytics in the literature and collaborate with informatics engineers to benefit the internal analytic process.  You will drive the generation and testing of hypothesis leading to new biological insights.  You will decipher and interpret disease biology from genomics data leading a team of biologists specialized in genomics, molecular biology and cellular biology.  You will be expected to effectively communicate analytical results with internal project collaborators through both presentations and one-on-one interactions.

Basic Qualifications:

MS or Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and/or computational biology with both a strong quantitative and disease biology background with 5-10 years of experience in bioinformatics/genomic research and data analysis.  Experience must include hands on analysis of next generation sequencing data, GWAS, and microarray data and expert use of relevant software.  Working knowledge of biological knowledge bases and functional interpretation engines preferred.  Team management experience desired but not necessary.  Additional desired characteristics include: self-starter, faster learner, creative, hands-on, team player.

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) 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.


Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.