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Sanofi Group Associate Scientist Cell Biology, Cell and Genome Engineering in Waltham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

We are seeking an Associate Scientist to be part of a team focused on cell and genome engineering in the Genomic Medicine Unit. The successful candidate will play an important role to support the activities around various projects that involve genome editing technology as an approach for treatment of common or rare diseases.

Specifically, the remit of the candidate will be to :

  • Technically support genome editing team by independently contributing to laboratory-based activities.

  • Evaluate target editing using various types of analysis to evaluate DNA, mRNA and protein expression of targets.

  • Implement automation into all processes to drive efficiency throughout the gene editing process.

  • Collaborate across teams within the GMU

  • Acts as an impactful contributor in different projects in the group

  • Incorporates strong research integrity practices


  • Bachelors of science in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics or related field with 2 years or greater laboratory experience, with a minimum of 1 year industry experience.

  • Prior experience working with genome editing applications required, including editing of primary human T cells and NK cells.

  • Prior experience working with liquid handlers and laboratory automation equipment is required.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated independence with techniques such as PCR, qPCR, Envision-based assays and tumor-killing assays.

  • Driven and results-oriented, with a track record of contribution to research projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work well under supervision and to deliver well curated results on time

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.

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.

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.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.




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.