Sanofi Global (English)

About the job

Our Team:

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. In the Global CMC department of R&D we develop industrial-scale production processes to bring our pipeline molecules to the patient. As part of the Microbial Platform in Frankfurt, we are developing cutting edge manufacturing processes for the next generation of microbial-derived biologics.

To support our Host Strain Engineering Team in Frankfurt, we are looking for a highly self-motivated, innovative molecular biologist with passion for microbial biotechnology and synthetic biology who is eager to bring research into application.

Main responsibilities:
• Work independently as a fully integrated member of a cross-functional, interdisciplinary, and international CMC development team
• Lead planning, design, execution of molecular biological experiments, strain engineering and process development
• Development, evaluation, and implementation of new methods or application and optimization of existing state-of-the-art process-relevant methods and molecular biological techniques
• Engineering and optimizing Pichia pastoris (Komagataella phaffii) strains for heterologous protein production and industrial manufacturing processes
• Data analysis and data interpretation, presentation and reporting of results to international and interdisciplinary audience
• Follow, review, and share the latest project-related innovations and technology breakthroughs in academia and industry
• Contribute to collaborations with academic institutions

About you

• Ph.D. with experience in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, and microbial expression systems with track record within the field of recombinant DNA expression technology, synthetic biology, and strain engineering with strong focus on yeast, especially Pichia pastoris (Komagataella phaffii)

Scientific Skills:
• Experience with DNA sequence design, cloning software (SnapGene, ApE, Benchling etc.) and modern molecular cloning techniques (Golden Gate, Gibson assembly, etc.)
• Hands on experience and expertise on molecular cloning, yeast strain engineering and analytical characterization of microbial strains is required
• Strong experience with microbial synthetic biology concepts and tools such as genome engineering by using CRISPR technologies
• Knowledge of yeast physiology associated with stress responses (oxidative stress, flocculation, etc.) is a strong plus
• In-depth knowledge of gene regulation in yeast and experience with synthetic gene circuits is a plus
• Experience with analysis of large data sets (like NGS) and programming (ideally Python, R) is a plus

Soft Skills:
• Passionate about biotechnology and synthetic biology
• Able to drive a scientific project from idea to application, “Can Do”-Attitude
• Demonstrated ability/willingness to quickly learn and perform in new areas, implement new techniques and instrumentation
• Ability to plan and execute experiments independently, organized, rigorous and adaptative
• Elaborate, structured and accurate way of working
• Innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit
• Strong team player with analytical skills and interest to work in a highly interdisciplinary area
• Fluent in English, preferably good German skills

Languages: Fluent in English, preferably good German skills

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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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

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