Sanofi Group Scientist, Inherited Metabolic & Muscle Diseases in Framingham, Massachusetts

Scientist, Inherited Metabolic & Muscle Diseases


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.

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.

Job Responsibilities/Department Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. scientist with a strong background in in vivo pharmacologyto supportdrug discovery programs in the Sanofi Rare Disease Research unit, based in Framingham, Massachusetts.The successful candidate will have strong hands-on experience in developing/utilizing preclinical models for drug development and/or target validation, and aproven ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.


  • Design, execute, analyze and interpret results of preclinical research studies toevaluate efficacy and mechanism of action of novel therapeutics.

  • Develop in vivo model systems and ex vivo analytical techniques toincrease understanding of disease biologyand therapeutic MOAacross a broad portfolio of projects.

  • This position requires flexibility, ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment, and enthusiasm for expanding one’s skills into new areas of research.

  • Potential to develop into a supervisory role.


Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in pharmacology, biomedical science, immunology, or a related field with 0-2 years ofpost-graduate experience in either academic or industrial setting.

  • Hands on expertise in animal model development, experimental design, and up-to-date ex vivo analytical methods (cell/molecular biology etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience preferred

  • Expertise in current techniques for in vivo modulation of gene expression desirable

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional and team-based environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills,attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as exceptional written and oral communication skills

Job: Laboratory/Process/Device Development

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Framingham

Job Posting: Sep 29, 2016, 3:47:53 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular