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Research Associate

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania



Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Our Sanofi Pasteur Swiftwater, PA site, where we both research and manufacture vaccines since 1897, has had a tremendous impact on global health and the quality of human life. Nestled among the Pocono Mountains in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, Sanofi Pasteur is home to state-of-the-industry facilities—and a rich and unique history. Our Swiftwater campus is more than 500 acres, housing 44 buildings and encompassing more than one million square feet of building space. Many of our facilities, while bright and modern, still retain the rustic charm of the original stonework.

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Summary of Job and Responsibilities:

Will be responsible for performing laboratory testing/support activities associated with a given project or task, including, but not limited to: the accurate and timely recording of all data using specified formats, assist with the generation or revision of documentation associated with laboratory activities/processes. May also be responsible for the review/analysis of data in conjunction with senior personnel, assisting with trouble-shooting, investigational studies, and more independently driven studies.  They may be responsible to train more junior personnel in required areas/processes/procedures and will be responsible for monitoring, ordering, and/or receiving of laboratory supplies and reagents. They will be responsible for performing general laboratory housekeeping, maintenance and care of instruments and equipment, and ensure that corporate, quality, regulatory and safety procedures are being observed and followed at all times.

Experience in performing cell culture preferred.

Key Accountability:

  • Laboratory Testing Activities as assigned including:

-routine and non-routine testing

-maintenance of any associated testing documentation

  • Training coworkers, including interns, on laboratory methods, procedures and techniques; assist with the generation of training modules as needed.
  • Scientific data review and approval.
  • Document generation associated with project/objectives. This may include, but is not limited to, protocols, reports, operating procedures/instructions, regulatory correspondences, or presentations.
  • Support departmental quality by ensuring adequate support for documentation, investigation, and closure of quality items including change controls, deviations, and CAPAs
  • Laboratory testing and support activities as assigned including:

-responsible for monitoring, ordering, and/or receiving of laboratory supplies and reagents.

-responsible for performing general laboratory housekeeping, maintenance and care of instruments and equipment

- ensure that corporate, quality, regulatory and safety procedures are being observed and followed at all times.

Context of the job/major challenges:

Highlight the most significant aspects of the environment that affects the job. Describe the most important problems to resolve to achieve the job’s major purpose.

To ensure the integrity of the deliverables associated with departmental key milestones/objectives; To ensure that all processes and procedures are executed in a quality and compliant manner. 


Specialized degree in biological sciences from an accredited University

Required B.Sc. + 3yr experience or M.Sc. + 1yr experience

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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