Sanofi Group Principal Research Associate in Framingham, Massachusetts

Principal Research Associate


Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients and their families.

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Principal ResearchAssociate: POS 00472104-1

Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments fordebilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providinghope to patients and their families.We accomplish our goals throughworld-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and withthe compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseasesand neurodegenerative diseases, we are dedicated to making a positive impact onthe lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio oftransformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world,represent ground breaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanoficompany, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world'slargest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving thelives of patients.

JobResponsibilities/Department description:

The Biomarkersand Clinical Bioanalyses departmentsupports pre-clinical and clinical programsby developingvalidated assays and performing sample testing forpatient immune surveillance and pharmacokineticand biomarker analyses. The group is seeking a candidate with hands on experiencein developing and validating ligand binding, PK, enzymatic activity, andcell-based assays in a GCLP environment while adhering to regulatory agencyexpectations.

Responsibilities willinclude:

  • Developing, validating,and implementing complex biomarker and bioanalytical assays under the confinesof challenging timelines with minimal supervision

  • Providing support (clinical testing, long-term maintenance) for currentclinical assays

  • Keeping abreast of relevant scientific literature and regulatory guidances

  • Working closely with otherteam members as part of a coordinated effort to meet the business needs

  • Authoring SOPs,technical reports, abstracts, and publications and presenting scientific datato fellow colleagues

Thesuccessful candidate will be able to work independently to design assays,execute on experimental plans, and analyze and interpret the resulting data.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in thefield of biochemistry, immunology, biology, or other life-science field and 5or more years of relevant industry experience. In exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree in the field of biochemistry,immunology, biology with 8 or more years of demonstrated expertise in therelevant field may be considered.

  • A diverse skillset in bioanalytical/biomarkerassay development methodologies such as ligand binding (ELISA, MSD, etc.),Western Blotting, multiplexed biomarker analysis, flow cytometry, enzymatic, andcell-based assays

  • Familiaritywith basic statistical and data analysis software such as EXCEL, SoftMax Pro, JMP,GraphPad Prism, FlowJo, etc.


  • Familiar with regulatoryexpectations (FDA and EMA) and industry’s best practices in analytical assay developmentand validation for PK, immunogenicity (anti-drug antibody), and biomarkers

  • Outstandingwritten and oralcommunication skills along with ability to work collaboratively in a teamsetting

  • Immunology background,preclinical and/or clinical flow cytometry expertise

  • Experience working in aGxP environment and clinical study support

Job: Laboratory/Process/Device Development

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Framingham

Job Posting: Mar 6, 2016, 11:00:00 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular