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Automation Principal Research Associate

Company: Sanofi-Aventis France
Location: Framingham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Bioanalytics Automation lab, part of the Global CMC Development organization, uses robotic workstations and general-purpose programming languages to accelerate and streamline analytical workflows. The lab supports analytical groups responsible for drug development, from pre-candidate selection through commercialization.

The incumbent will collaborate very closely with our Mammalian and Genomics groups to automate sample preparation methods using liquid handlers, robotic arms and scheduling software. The candidate may also be required to automate data workflows using modern data science tools (R, Python, Julia).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop liquid handler methods on one or more of the following platforms: Tecan Fluent's, Tecan EVO's, Hamilton STARline, CyBio FeliX.
  • Maintain automation consumables inventory.
  • Develop job aids to support instrument operation.
  • Develop analytical dashboards to support local Bioanalytics' projects.
  • Present at internal and external meetings/conferences.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Biology/Biochemistry or related discipline or a Bachelor's degree in same with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience.
    • Experience in writing methods on liquid handlers (Tecan's, STAR's, and/or FeliX's).

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with robotic arms and scheduling software.
      • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and software issues associated with liquid handlers.
      • Experience in evaluating, developing, and implementing new automation technologies.
      • Experience in developing R Shiny, Python Flask/Django, or equivalent applications.
      • General working knowledge of common data science tools; Python, R, SQL/no-SQL databases, AWS/GCP, Docker, etc.
      • Ability to write scripts to automate repetitive tasks.

        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.

Keywords: Sanofi-Aventis France, Framingham , Automation Principal Research Associate, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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