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mRNA - Data Manager Non-Clinical R and D - Vaccine

Waltham, Massachusetts, Marcy-l'Étoile, France



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In the race for the future of health – The Sanofi mRNA Center of Excellence (CoE)

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science, and we know mRNA has a role to play in the future of health. And while the pandemic has shaken up our industry, creating new opportunities and risks, we believe the acceleration of innovation with mRNA technology means vaccines and treatments for more people faster than before.

That’s why we’re looking for bold, optimistic world-changers to join our mRNA Center of Excellence. We’re investing €400m a year into the new Center, hiring a team of 450 dedicated employees, and focusing on implementing an integrated end-to-end mRNA vaccine capabilities and research with R&D, digital and CMC teams. 

Bring your ambition and optimism and join us on our journey to discover and deliver transformative medicine to patients through the advancement of our cutting-edge mRNA technology!

About the Opportunity

In this position, as an experienced and modern Data manager for  mRNA Research and Development, you will lead the design and implementation of plans to ensure our Research and Development data is available and maintained for CoE scientists interrogation and for our building of Machine Learning models. You will thus contribute to using data for designing, characterizing, and optimizing mRNA vaccine production from A to Z as part of the Data and Computational Science team in the mRNA CoE. This team brings end to end data integration and advanced analytics (pre-clinical, biomarkers, process development, CMC, clinical) in the mRNA CoE. Deploying and exploiting digital solutions (AI/machine learning, data, analytics) to integrate the full data value chain, extracting actionable information for a move to a full data driven strategy and decision making process, to increase probability of success and to accelerate mRNA vaccines and therapeutics development and launch.

Key Responsibilities for Position

About growing with us for winning with us

In this role you will develop and implement the strategies and rules concerning the data of the mRNA CoE from Research to Process development and those with its partners according to the FAIR principles:

  • Collaborate with research and development lab heads and scientists to design and implement data management strategy for research projects including data collection, processes for data entry, verification, and validation, and systems for mRNA CoE end to end tracking of components and processes across functions, ensuring the life cycle of the department's data mapping

  • Collaborate with programmer/analysts and research staff to design computer applications for data collection/storage/processing/reporting including writing functional specifications and overseeing the testing of the applications

  • Guarantee the alignment of the new data generated with the FAIR principles

  • Define detailed functional specifications for computer applications

  • Align information technology solutions to match the needs and budgets of research projects; including solutions for access to data for advanced data science (cloud and federated solutions)

  • Create/program/test data validation error conditions to identify potential data problems

  • Create and execute complex database queries and data Extraction, Transformation Loading (ETL)

  • Evaluate existing database management system applications to identify areas for enhancements to improve data quality and the efficiency of data processing

  • Research, evaluate, and implement new data management procedures using the latest technologies

  • Collaborate with researchers, data scientists, project managers and other research staff in designing and executing data quality assurance plans

  • Select and oversee the work of external contractors for Data Management.

  • Assist in developing, documenting, and maintaining standard operating procedures

  • Train and develop the people of the department on the principles of data management

Competencies / Requirements for Position

About you

  • M.S in scientific or engineering area with training in IT and data management or equivalent with> 3 years of experience in data management, part of which in R&D in the pharmaceutical or vaccine industry

  • Demonstrated understanding of the nature of research and research environment with knowledge of data and standard practices in the pharmaceutical industry and more particularly in R&D

  • Strong  Hands on expertise on data management tools (e.g. SQL, Snowflake, airflow…)

  • Knowledge on Master Data Management (MDM) for Machine Learning 

  • Working knowledge of Python and familiar with other scripting languages for data Extraction-Transformation-Loading 

  • Experience in sourcing and supervising data management activities

  • Good knowledge of cloud environments (e.g. AWS)

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure work is of high quality

  • Fluency in English (oral and written), knowledge of French is a plus

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.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.




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