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Designed for high-caliber Ph.D. graduates, our Postdoctoral Program is a comprehensive training program that helps you advance your scientific career in a state-of-the-art environment. Over the course of the three-year program, you’ll push the boundaries of innovation as you conduct groundbreaking research. You’ll also learn what it means to work in Sanofi’s cutting-edge environment, as you prepare yourself for a career with a global leader in healthcare.
Our Research and Development department at Sanofi works with passion to understand and solve some of the world’s most difficult biomedical problems facing patients and their healthcare providers. One of our most important assets in this quest is our team of Postdoctoral Scientists. Along with innovative ideas and boundless enthusiasm, they also share our desire to continue to learn and work towards our shared passion.
“I always prided myself on being extremely collaborative, pulling investigators together, seeing if there were questions we could tackle by bringing together our resources and our expertise. Regardless of which path you choose, you can have a very fulfilling and rewarding career and take great satisfaction in what you're doing to help advance scientific understanding, or to help patients.”— Dr. John C. Reed
EVP, Global Head of R&D, Sanofi
A Day in the Life of a Postdoc
Postdoctoral fellow, Precision Neurology, Rare and Neurological Diseases Research Therapeutic Area
What does a typical day look like for you?
My day usually begins with performing in vitro experiments including maintenance of cell culture and other primary cell-based assays. Since my postdoctoral project involves transcriptomic analysis, I work very closely with the Translational sciences team to discuss data interpretation and visualization. I also participate in cluster meetings to learn and better understand the workflow behind drug discovery.
What most excites you about the work you are doing?
One of the most exciting parts about this fellowship is that aside from expanding the current knowledge of the field, I am also contributing directly to improving the welfare of patients.
Sarah Martinez Roth
Postdoctoral Fellow, Type 2 Inflammation & Fibrosis, Immunology & Inflammation Research Therapeutic Area
What attracted you to Sanofi’s Postdoctoral Program versus your other options?
What attracted me most to Sanofi’s postdoctoral fellowship program were not only the resources available to you as a scientist to do cutting-edge research, but also the postdoctoral community. With the events such as “Lunch and Learn” and “Lunch and Share” you ensure that you have constant interaction with the other postdocs within the company. Additionally, with events with the postdoctoral symposium, you ensure interaction with the company as a whole. As a postdoctoral fellow here at Sanofi, you feel immense support from the organization as a whole.
What most excites you about the work you are doing?
What excites me most about the work I am doing is the direct impact our work has on patients’ lives. As a postdoc, you have the resources and tools in order to do very translational projects that will change the course of science and are at the cutting edge of research. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience.
Three-year program for passionate Postdoctoral Scientists to contribute to high-priority projects
Work with advanced technology to battle the world’s most difficult biomedical challenges
Opportunities to choose a career path within Sanofi and to switch fields from general to specialty
Global scope of innovative clinical research, clinical development and clinical trials
Gain exposure to many different areas of the organization as you transition from grad school to your career
Mentorship opportunities with leading minds in the industry can help guide your career growth
Annual Global Postdoc Symposium allows colleagues the unique opportunity to learn and network with key leaders within Sanofi
Be involved in community outreach programs that help our neighbors
“I chose Sanofi because I was impressed with my mentor, the project proposal, and the interactions of the Immuno-Oncology team. I knew that I would be able to learn and grow in this position and that my mentor would provide me with career advice and opportunities to gain valuable insight into the drug development process. I also knew that I would work with a team of collaborative scientists who aren’t afraid to tackle challenging projects with a team-based science approach.”— Alyssa Flynn, PhD
Scientist, Immuno-Oncology, Sanofi
“I liked having sufficient resources and support, and getting exposure to the pipeline programs and being able to learn about how research is done in a big pharma setting.”— Matija Zelic
Scientist, Precision Neurology and Neuroinflammation Cluster, Rare and Neurologic Disease Research Therapeutic Area
Planned for early 2022, Sanofi will relocate its U.S. research headquarters to a new 900,000-square-foot, two-building campus at Cambridge Crossing. Our move to the Greater Boston area will empower enhanced collaboration within the Massachusetts-based R&D, Medical, Commercial and Global functions in the heart of the biotech/pharma community.
Sanofi’s new East Cambridge campus will be part of a 45-acre mixed-use neighborhood linked by green spaces and bike paths with a childcare center, two MBTA stops (Green and Orange lines), fitness/wellness facility, artisanal stores, and bike storage with locker and shower rooms. Please stay tuned for further updates of our Grand Opening in Cambridge Crossing!
To help our teams stay ahead of the technology curve, we regularly attend networking events and symposiums with other postdoctoral colleagues. Here are some internal and external programs that we’re involved with:
Throughout the year, we hold Fireside Chats, Lunch & Learns, and Lunch & Shares so colleagues can share experiences and projects within our community of Sanofi postdocs.
Massachusetts Industry Postdoc Association (MIPA)
This regional coalition of postdocs and postdoctoral associations from Boston-area institutes aims to foster a sense of community, encourage increased communication and aid in creating a collaborative environment.
Boston Postdoctoral Association (BPDA)
This city-wide association supports postdocs by organizing career development, social and advocacy events.
At Sanofi U.S., our actions demonstrate our commitment to patients, public health and our people every day. We are recognized for our achievements in scientific innovation, patient advocacy and workplace environment.
The Sanofi Talent Acquisition team assists prospective and current Research Postdoctoral Program program candidates throughout the application process. Their support includes applying and position inquiries, phone interview scheduling, technical troubleshooting, and general status updates. If you have any questions about the application process, please give us a call at 866-SANOFI12 (866-726-6342).