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Sanofi Group Sr. Research Associate in La Jolla, California

The Senior Research Associate will be a member of the Analytical and Formulation Development team and participates in design, execution and data reporting of purity, impurity, structure, and stability analysis using HPLC, CE, and biophysical based experiments in support of assisting in the development of formulation strategies. He/she is responsible for experimental execution and coordinates activities involved in the innovation/design/development of protein formulations, including characterization and stability.


  • Perform LC based assays e.g. SEC, IEC, RP, with minimal supervision and assist in assay optimization and technology transfer to CROs or teams across Sanofi sites as needed.

  • Execute experiments, conduct analysis, report results and document in accordance with internal and industry guidance.

  • Participate in assay development and carries out protein-based assays (i.e. ELISA, CE/GelChip, Western Blots).

  • Manage and maintain required reagents, laboratory environment, and equipment needed to carry out assignments.

  • Support multiple programs simultaneously in a fast paced, global environment and drive project timelines based on project needs and input from analytical development colleagues and cross-functional teams.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • BS degree, plus knowledge and skills acquired through a minimum of 8 years relevant industry experience or MS degree plus knowledge and skills acquired through 5 years relevant industry experience.

  • Experience with and ability to perform biophysical characterization assays e.g. DSC, DSF and CD

  • Proficient with Softmax, Prism, Chromeleon, OpenLab a plus.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ of HPLC experience.

  • Ability to follow SOP’s and to perform testing in a highly accurate and reproducible manner.

  • Retain State-of-the-Art awareness of formulation and regulatory developments and directions

  • Familiarity with peptide/protein assay development and optimization is a plus.

  • Effective problem-solving/troubleshooting skills required.

  • Committed to working in a collaborative manner.

  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.

  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.

  • Good oral and written communication skills a must.

  • Ability to effectively and clearly explain results to other team members.

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.

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.

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.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.