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Development Scientist



Waterford, Ireland
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Development Scientist – Manufacturing Sciences

  • Location: Waterford
  • % Remote working: Minimum 3 days a week onsite
  • Job type: 12 month Maternity Cover Contract

About Waterford

For more than 20 years, our Waterford team has continued to grow and diversify to serve patients around the world. Today, a team of almost 800 work together at a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical and medical device campus. Recognised through multiple local and national awards, Sanofi Waterford offers flexible working and access to a world of opportunities to grow your career at one location. As well as attractive benefits, the team enjoy access to an onsite gym and medical centre that underpin a strong commitment to health and wellbeing.

About the job

Our Team:

The Manufacturing Sciences team, operating within the MSAT laboratory at Sanofi Waterford plays an integral role in new product introduction, technology transfer and supporting on-going lifecycle management activities for Sanofi Waterford and the wider Sanofi network. The team consists of passionate, data driven scientists who lead technical programs for a variety of complex biologics including enzyme replacement therapies and monoclonal antibodies. As a part of this team you will gain hands on experience with these products, developing manufacturing processes and working with cross functional teams to provide scientific expertise to ensure our products get to the patients who need them.

Main responsibilities:

  • Directs and participates in process and product life cycle and development activities. Authors and reviews process development sections of regulatory and technical documents, study reports and technology transfer documents
  • Establishes a comprehensive knowledge of the Critical Process Parameters, Critical Product Quality Attributes and Characteristics to provide SME support to the network
  • Establishes analytical methods to support biophysical, solid state and primary packaging characterisation
  • Designs, executes and documents technical studies to investigate product and process robustness, scale-up, stability and degradation pathways for therapeutic proteins
  • Represents the Manufacturing Sciences department on cross functional teams across the Sanofi network delivering technical expertise and knowledge providing the link between R&D and Manufacturing
  • Participates in collaborative research programs while also mentoring graduate and junior scientists helping them reach their full potential

About you

  • MSc (Preferably by Research) or PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutical Eng., Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacy with relevant industry or post-doctorate experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge in either Protein, Physical or Manufacturing Sciences
  • Hands on experience performing product and process characterisation in a selected discipline
  • Proteins – Structural Protein Chemistry (i.e., CD, FTIR, Fluorescence, UV-VIS) and aggregation (i.e., HPLC, DLS, Archimedes, MFI)
  • Physical - Solid State (i.e., XRD, DSC, TGA, SEM, DVS)
  • Manufacturing Sciences - Pumping, Mixing, Filling, Lyophilisation and CCIT
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to influence at senior level
  • Interest and passion for science contributing to an energised working environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in project direction
  • Technical expertise in either: Protein, Physical or Manufacturing Sciences
  • Be able to drive change and find innovative ways of performing technical investigations
  • Liaise transversally with peers at all levels throughout the Sanofi network
  • Exhibit strong management competencies – providing strong scientific thinking and rationale
  • It would be advantageous to have:
    • Expertise in lyophilisation – Process and product development as well as equipment understanding
    • Fundamental knowledge of the role of excipients in lyophilised and liquid biopharmaceuticals
    • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications and academic contributions

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