Sanofi Group Process Analytical Scientist, Upstream in Westborough, Massachusetts

Process Analytical Scientist, Upstream


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.


The Process Analytical Scientist position is part of Process Science in Global Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT) and is based at the biologics hub in Boston. MSAT within Industrial Operations (IO) of Sanofi Genzyme Specialty Care assures robustness and economics of cell-culture based TMabs manufacturing process life cycle management (LCM) by:

  • Providing daily assistance to commercial manufacturing and QC such as process monitoring, complex troubleshooting, continuous improvement and training/know-how transfer

  • Leading IO activities such as Tech transfer, scale-up development/adaptation, process control strategy, process validation, comparability for TMabs products introduction at Industrial sites within sanofi and at partner sites

  • Driving LCM process development/implementation at industrial sites & support key innovation initiatives

MSAT-Process Science is the process owner of all industrial manufacturing processes, analytical methods and associated process control strategies for antibodies and antibody-like molecules (TMabs) expressed from mammalian systems.


Process Analytical Scientist will apply her/his solid understanding of scientific principles and professional practices to contribute to MSAT-Process Science mission by performing the following duties in upstream processing:

  • Analyze existing process and analytical development and commercial manufacturing/QC data to support one or more of MSAT mission

  • Designs and conducts necessary experiments; Builds understanding and interpretation of results; recommends changes or additional experiments.

  • Leads a small project team for LCM improvements of methods for the production, purification and testing of new process formulas, technologies and their implementation in manufacturing/QC facilities

  • Design, set-up, maintain and evolve laboratory, and MSAT tools/systems

  • Solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways

  • Contributes to Build/Adapt & Deployment of best practices and technical way of working within TMabs development and manufacturing teams

  • Provides technical training and know-how transfers to manufacturing teams

  • Collaborate with other scientists/engineers across the biologics network of sites within Sanofi and with partnership organizations

  • Responsible for internal documentation and preparation of reports required for regulatory documents

  • Support regulatory filings and interaction with authorities as subject matter experts

  • Present data and results within department and project teams

  • Represents corporation in the greater biotech community by publishing in peer review journals and participation in scientific/technical conferences.

  • May contribute to technology transfer efforts of small project team between groups/organizations

  • May provide technical guidance and trains less experienced staff

Work is performed under general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solution. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.


Basic Qualifications :

Degree in life sciences, engineering or equivalent.

BS and 8 years


MS and 6 years


PhD and 2 - 5 years of relevant professional experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Laboratory/pilot or manufacturing skills in upstream processing and associated analytical testing techniques

  • Knowledge of use of structured methodologies for upstream process design, process control strategies, validation and continuous process verification as applied to mammalian-expressed proteins

  • Strong understanding of commercial bio manufacturing operations

  • Experience with working in a team environment with other technical staff

  • Excellent scientific background and presentations skills

  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently as well as on a cross-functional and cross-site teams

Leadership Qualifications :

  • Strives for results – sets ambitious tangible and measurable targets ; takes personal responsibility for achieving results; reviews and evaluates progress against agreed targets, timelines and budgets

  • Cooperates transversally – Shares information and seeks input from outside direct team. Develops strong cross functional relationships and partnerships with science and commercial organization

  • Commit to customers- Shares relevant information openly and seeks appropriate input from others outside of the direct team; develops and maintains effective cross-functional working relationships and partnerships; responds positively and constructively to requests for support from across the organization

  • Act for Change – Creatively challenges the status quo to find new ways of working; looks for the opportunities that arise during times of change; readily adapts to new environment, jobs, technologies and processes

Job: Laboratory/Process/Device Development

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Westborough

Job Posting: Oct 21, 2016, 12:32:40 AM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular